Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang announced on May 31st that Nova Scotia will be open for in province travel as of June 1st and that schools will be returning to in class learning in all regions by June 3rd.
Nova Scotians can now visit their cottages, go fishing or hike a trail in another municipality, and visit family.
“You must, however, follow the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings,” said Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health.
Dr. Strang said discussions on the Atlantic Bubble are ongoing. Reopening of the bubble has been tentatively pegged for July 1, Canada Day, but Strang said he is still wary of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island’s border measures. He said reopening plans from New Brunswick and P.E.I. are “prematurely aggressive” when it comes to letting people from outside Atlantic Canada in without having to quarantine. Strang said he expects to keep 14-day isolation orders for travellers from outside Atlantic Canada until August.