Covid-19 Info

We hope you’re all keeping safe and healthy during the State of Emergency and Covid-19 concerns. We've compiled resources below that we hope will help you navigate through this unique time.

Please refer to for the latest updates on Covid-19.

**Asymptomatic testing is now available across the province! Find more details here on how and where to get tested as well as an FAQ's sheet!**

Covid-19 Reopening Guidelines

Updated After School Program and Day Camp COVID guidelines - the cohort for Day Camps has increased from 10 – 15 people (including campers, staff, volunteers etc.):

FAQ non-essential travel/self-isolation UPDATED NOV 11

Business Hygiene guidelines during Covid.

Day Camp Guidelines

FAQ masks mandatory indoor public places

FAQ regarding reopening & gathering limits

Nova Scotia back to school plan

Nova Scotia Fitness Facilities Proposed Reopening Guidelines

Outdoor Council's guidelines for led outdoor activity.

Pools and Waterfronts Reopening Guide

All organizations are required to have a reopening plan that outlines how your operations will adhere to public health guidance. Attached you’ll find some information to support and guide this work:

Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines           Return to Sport Guidelines


CPRA's 2020 Webinar Series.

Scenario Planning for the Recreation Sector: Moving Ahead in Uncertain Times Webinar

Reimagining Recreation: The Role of Recreation During a Pandemic and Beyond Webinar

Webinar tools:            Antigonish Scenario Planning                                       Scenario Planning Worksheet - Programming

                                   RFANS RNS Presentation Scenario Planning              Sportsplex Sample

                                   Scenario Planning Participant Worksheet 

Nova Scotia Resources

CPRA Covid-19 resources:

The government has launched a new website to help businesses and organizations understand how to work within the public health guidelines, available at

Example of a phased in plan: Barrington Recreation Summer Programming


The Small Business Reopening and Support Grant provides funding to help some small businesses, non-profits, charities and social enterprises that were ordered to close or greatly reduce operations because of the Public Health Order, or were greatly impacted by social distancing and orders to stay home.

Other Jurisdiction Resources

Guidelines for Reopening BC’s Swimming Pools and Waterfronts

Newfoundland Recreation - Newfoundland Alert Level System for Recreation activities:

  • The COVID-19 Alert Level System provides Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with an overview of the steps that will be taken as they relax public health measures.

Read an overview of Recreational Activities as it pertains to each alert level

The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide 

Vancouver examples: 

The Re-Opening Playbook. Standards to Ensure a Safe Recovery - This playbook is a living document, updated frequently as standards evolve. Access Playbook. (Please note: this is from the States, but will likely still have best practice ideas that are applicable here).