COVID-19 Advice for Events

Review the latest information for event organizers, communities and venues on the current situation.

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The Province is strengthening restrictions around masking, gatherings and physical distancing to protect the healthcare system and other critical workforces from the threat of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.  Effective at Wednesday, December 22 and until at least January 31,  only virtual events are allowed – there are no in-person events such as festivals, special events (including receptions), sports games or tournaments, or arts and culture performances.

For virtual events, the following gathering limits apply:

  • a limit of 10 participants indoors and 25 outdoors for sports practices and training; physical distance is not required, and masks are recommended when possible indoors and outdoors; spectators are not allowed
  • a limit of 10 participants indoors and 25 outdoors for professional and amateur arts and culture rehearsals and virtual performances; professionals must have a plan for their workplace; physical distance is not required, and masks are recommended when possible indoors and outdoors; spectators and competitions are not allowed

Nova Scotians can find the most accurate, up-to-date information on current restrictions and guidelines, social supports, resources, signage, fact sheets, and more at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Public Health Guidelines for Events in Nova Scotia

Events Nova Scotia works in partnership with our government colleagues at Alcohol and Gaming, Labour and Advanced Education, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health and Environment to develop guidelines to help communities, event planners and venues plan and host safe events. We will continue to share these when we return to in-person events.

Nova Scotia's Health Protection Act Order

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Nova Scotia's Reopening Plan

COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities

 

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Funding Programs

Festival and Community Event Development Program 

Supports for Businesses

 

Additional Resources

Exit Survey for Event Attendees

 

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