As Nova Scotia is poised to achieve its goal of 75% of its eligible population being double vaccinated, the government has finalized its decision to move the province to Phase 5 on September 15, 2021.
For Phase 5:
- mask wearing will no longer be mandatory but remain strongly recommended when people gather in indoor places,
- gathering limits and physical distancing will also be lifted.
- Businesses and other organizations are also free to set their own mask policies.
- Border measures will remain in place.
- The province will also start requiring proof of full vaccination for non-essential, discretionary, recreation and leisure services and activities on Oct. 4. The proof of vaccination will not be required for retail but will be mandated for Nova Scotians 12 or older, who wish to participate in discretionary, recreational or non-essential activities such as dining out, going to a fitness facility, or going to a movie, theatre performance, concert or sporting event. Children aged 11 and under who attend these activities with a fully vaccinated adult will be allowed to participate.
For questions or more information contact
Director, Government Relations (Atlantic)