04/06/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/06/2021 09:07
Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 6, that the Newfoundland and Labrador border is opening and some other restrictions are being eased effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 7.
'While we continue to carefully watch the case numbers in our region, we are currently in a good position to open our borders to all our Atlantic neighbours,' said Premier Rankin.
With this change, all residents of Atlantic Canada can come to Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate upon arrival and without having to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form. Residents and travelers must continue to follow all public health measures in Nova Scotia.
'We are fortunate to be in a position to take these cautious steps, thanks in large part to Nova Scotians continuing to follow our public health measures,' said Dr. Strang. 'We're also now able to support businesses operating at full capacity and to allow an increase in numbers for sports, arts and culture groups.'
Malls, retail businesses and fitness facilities can return to operating at 100 per cent of their capacity, with physical distancing.
Sports practices, training and games, and arts and culture rehearsals and performances can have 75 people. While physical distancing and masks are not required for these activities, they are recommended when possible. Spectators continue to be allowed at these events except when they are held at schools.
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