Dear Industry Partner,

During today’s official media briefing, Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang announced mandatory non-medical mask use, and the Provincial State of Emergency, in place since March, extended to August 9th.

Effective July 31, 2020, Nova Scotians will be required to wear non-medical masks when in most indoor public spaces.

Indoor public places include:
•Retail businesses and Shopping centres.
•Personal services businesses, such as hair and nail salons, spas, body art facilities, except during services that require removing a mask.
•Restaurants and bars, except while people are eating or drinking.
•Places of worship or faith gatherings.
•Places for cultural or entertainment services or activities, such as movie theatres, concerts and other performances.
•Places for sports and recreational activities, such as a gym, pool or indoor tennis facility, except while doing an activity where a mask cannot be worn.
•Places for events, such as conferences and receptions.
•Municipal or provincial government locations offering services to the public.
•Common areas of tourist accommodations, such as lobbies, elevators and hallways.
•Common areas of office buildings, such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, but not private offices.
•Public areas of a university or college campus, such as library or student union building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences.
•Train or bus stations, ferry terminals and airports.

The province reported zero new cases of COVID-19 today, marking the ninth straight day without any new cases. By being vigilant and following the health and safety protocols put in place, the Nova Scotia economy can continue to open safely. Thank you for your ongoing support and adherence.

We encourage you to visit the TOURISMSTRONG.CA hub regularly as we strive to keep you informed in real time, on all things COVID-19.

The Facebook discussion group also provides an opportunity for tourism operators to share ideas and stay updated on access tools and supports.

Stay Tourism Strong. The TIANS Team

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