New Gathering Limits Announced

Today, we announced several changes to gathering limits given Nova Scotia’s low rates of COVID-19. People can now gather in groups of up to 10 without physical distancing.

People in a group are not required to be exclusive but they are strongly encouraged to maintain a consistent group.

This is especially important for Nova Scotians who are more at-risk of complications from COVID-19. This change replaces the concept of family household bubbles.

Gatherings of up to 50 will also now be allowed, but people must observe physical distancing of two meters or six feet.

The larger gathering limit of 50 applies to social events, faith gatherings, sports and physical activity, weddings, funerals, and arts and culture events like theatre performances, dance recitals, festivals and concerts.

Businesses that are too small to ensure physical distancing can have no more than 10 people on their premises at a time.