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Easing of Restrictions Covid-19

The Nova Scotia Government lifted the following restrictions, providing physical distancing rules of keeping two metres apart and not gathering in groups of five remain.

 ✅ Provincial and municipal parks and trails in the province are allowed to re-open, although playground equipment will continue to be off limits.

 ✅ Sportfishing will be allowed from shore or boat, but fishing derbies are not allowed.

 ✅ People can attend boating, yacht or sailing clubs for the purpose of preparing boats for use.

 ✅ Nova Scotians will be allowed to use and visit community gardens, and garden centres, nurseries and similar businesses can re-open.

 ✅ Golf driving ranges may open, including those at golf clubs, but courses must remain closed. Golf clubs are allowed to perform necessary maintenance and preparations for opening. 

✅ People can use their cottages. This is restricted to one household unit at a time, and travel must be directly to the cottage and back. The province says travelling back and forth from cottages to primary residence is discouraged.

 ✅ Provincial and private campgrounds remain closed but can perform necessary maintenance and prepare for opening. An exception is recreational vehicles parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used following the same rules as cottages.

 ✅ Drive-in religious services are allowed, as long as people stay in their cars, parked two metres apart, and there are no interactions between people in cars and others.

 🚫 Please note that, at this time, beaches will remain closed. 

The province is developing a phased plan to further lift public health restrictions, and the timing of each phase will be determined by the result of the easing of restrictions.

 For more information, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

 Darren ShupeChief Administrative OfficerTown of Shelburne