COVID-19 Advice for Events

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

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UPDATED: COVID-19 Guidelines for Facilities and Venues
Published: October / 22 / 2020

UPDATED: December 2, 2020

Over the last few months, Nova Scotia has hosted a variety of events while adhering to the advice of public health. There have been several success stories, including events like the Celtic Colours International Festival and DEVOUR! Food Film Festival.

The Events Nova Scotia team has been working with their colleagues across government to develop a set of guidelines that would allow large facilities to host larger gatherings safely. The Guidelines for Venues & Facilities document is designed for venues and facilities that have the capacity to host large gatherings or events. 

For your facility to host audiences larger than the current gathering limits, your facility plan needs to outline how the facility will safely manage zones, along with how all public health directives will be followed. This guide is meant to help you build a plan to manage those zones and implement all necessary public health recommendations. If your facility does not have the capacity to manage separate zones, you must operate within the current gathering limits. 

This document will guide you through building a plan that will help our province limit the spread of COVID-19.

Review the Guidelines for Facilities and Venues document.

The organizer/venue must send a notification to host via nseconomy@novascotia.ca.

We are also learning how to provide better event guidance, thanks to you. We’ve updated the guiding document for events, theatres, and venues to reflect questions we’ve heard from you.

Review the updated COVID-19 Prevention Guide for Events, Theatres and Performance Venues.

As always, our team is here to help.

If your event falls outside of the current public health measures, please get in touch with Events Nova Scotia staff.

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