COVID-19 Press Releases

Nova Scotia Government lifted the following restrictions, as of 3 pm May 1st

This afternoon, 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 ? unfortunately, this does not allow for the re-opening of our Municipal Welkum Park or Jordan Youth Park as beaches and playground equipment remain 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, this includes our Municipal Welkum Park beach.

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.

Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors!

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.