As expected, Nova Scotia announced that the COVID-19 related lockdown will be extended until at least the second week of June 2021.
While COVID-19 case numbers are finally beginning to decrease, Public Health officials are disappointed that the rate of decline is slower than anticipated. Retailers must continue to follow the rules surrounding ‘essential’ versus ‘non-essential’ retail products during the course of the lockdown. See the full press release here.
Businesses are reminded that the third wave of COVID-19 has seen more cases arise in the workplace. During recent inspection blitzes, inspectors have noted that businesses are not enforcing their COVID-19 protocols with the same vigour as was seen during the first and second wave. Inspectors are urging all businesses to be vigilant and have made special note of the need to avoid gathering in office break rooms / lunch rooms. For more information, please see the COVID-19 protocols for office workplaces.
The government also announced that students will continue with online learning for the rest of the school year.