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 http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus for the latest updates on Covid-19.
COVID-19 Return to Day Camp Guidelines:
The Lifesaving Society has recently released their Nova Scotia Guidelines for 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:
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
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:
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.
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 https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia.
Nova Scotia Government business fact sheet for Covid: Guidelines 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: https://www.outdoorcouncil.ca/Covid-19-guidelines
Planning for a New Normal slides:
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.
*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