Covid-19 Info

We hope you’re all keeping safe and healthy during the State of Emergency and Covid-19 concerns. It’s important to follow the Province’s guidelines. We’re all in this together. Stay safe.

Please refer to for the latest updates on Covid-19.


COVID-19 Return to Day Camp Guidelines:

Day Camp Guidelines

The Lifesaving Society has recently released their Nova Scotia Guidelines for Reopening Pools and Waterfronts:

Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts

All organizations are required to have a reopening plan that outlines how your operations will adhere to public health guidance. Attached you’ll find some information to support and guide this work:

COVID-19 Return to Recreation (Program and Facility) Guidelines           COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

Reopening Guidelines for Nova Scotia Fitness Facilities:

COVID-19 Proposed Reopening Guidelines for Nova Scotia Fitness Facilities

Call to Action from RNS and RFANS

RNS and RFANS are proud to have partnered to develop this joint statement on the importance of recreation and engaging the sector during these challenging times. We encourage you to share this message with your municipal councils, board of directors, and other partners vital to your work: Statement/Call to Action from RNS and RFANS


CPRA's Reopening Parks and Recreation Facilities Webinar Series: Aquatic Facilities - June 18, 2020. REGISTER NOW

Scenario Planning for the Recreation Sector: Moving Ahead in Uncertain Times Webinar: WATCH NOW

Scenario Planning Slides

Webinar tools:            Antigonish Scenario Planning                                       Scenario Planning Worksheet - Programming

                                   RFANS RNS Presentation Scenario Planning              Sportsplex Sample

                                   Scenario Planning Participant Worksheet 

Watch now: "Reimagining Recreation: The Role of Recreation During a Pandemic and Beyond…" 

Read the answered questions from the webinar: Answered Questions.

Nova Scotia Resources

Here are a few great resources from CPRA to help answer some of your questions surrounding Covid-19:

COVID-19 Activity Update

Recreation and Sport Recovery Program

Summary of Federal Government Wage Subsidy Program

CPRA Briefing Note on COVID-19 Federal Aid Package

CPRA shared folder of COVID-19 resources


Lake Milo Request For Expression Of Interest - View HERE

The Small Business Reopening and Support Grant provides funding to help some small businesses, non-profits, charities and social enterprises that were ordered to close or greatly reduce operations because of the Public Health Order, or were greatly impacted by social distancing and orders to stay home.

More info:

As we prepare to reopen the province safely, we all need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep everyone safe. The government has launched a new website to help businesses and organizations understand how to work within the public health guidelines, available at

Nova Scotia Government business fact sheet for CovidGuidelines for Business Hygiene During Covid

EXAMPLE of a phased in plan: Barrington Recreation Summer Programming

Outdoor Council's COVID-19 guidelines for led outdoor activity

Planning for a New Normal slides: 

CCovid resources

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Other Jurisdiction Resources

Opening Pools and Waterfronts: Guidelines for Reopening BC’s Swimming Pools and Waterfronts

Newfoundland Recreation - Newfoundland Alert Level System for Recreation activities

The COVID-19 Alert Level System provides Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with an overview of the steps that will be taken as they relax public health measures.

Read an overview of Recreational Activities as it pertains to each alert level

*Please note: Nova Scotia will have it's own specific plan, but this helps give a general sense of how things may evolve. 

The Re-Opening Playbook. Standards to Ensure a Safe Recovery - This playbook is a living document, updated frequently as standards evolve. Access Playbook. (Please note: this is from the States, but will likely still have best practice ideas that are applicable here).

Event Safety Alliance: The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide 

Vancouver examples: 

Operating arts, culture and recreation facilities in the Vancouver Coastal Health region during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guideline for Swimming Pools