The Nova Scotia government announced Friday it is immediately easing some public health restrictions around COVID-19.

The Nova Scotia Government Eases Some Restrictions:

    • Provincial and private campgrounds are still closed, but staff are now permitted to do maintenance work for reopening. **An exception to this rule is recreational vehicles parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used but must follow the same rules.Reopening provincial and municipal parks (excluding playgrounds and beaches), trails and community gardens.
    • Reopening garden centres, nurseries and similar businesses.
    • Sport fishing is permitted from shore or boat, but fishing derbies are not allowed.
    • People are now allowed to go to boating, yacht or sailing clubs to prepare boats for use.
    • Golf driving ranges can open, including those at golf clubs. Courses must remain closed, but golf clubs can perform the necessary preparation work for reopening.
    • People can use their cottages, but use is restricted to one household unit at a time. Travel must be directly to the cottage and back. Travelling back and forth frequently from cottage to primary residence is discouraged.
    • Drive-thru religious services will be allowed as long as people stay in their cars and are parked two metres apart and there is no interaction between people in cars or between people in cars and others.

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