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March 27, 2020   6:45 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update earlier today, March 27, on efforts to help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6smk2RERV4.

 

Highlights of measures announced today are outlined below:

  • government is encouraging retail and commercial landlords to defer lease payments for the next three months for businesses that had to close directly due to the public health order. Landlords who participate by granting such businesses a three month deferral and register by April 3 will be able to claim losses of up to $5,000 per month, if the renting business does not continue operating. Landlords are not permitted to change locks or seize property of businesses who cannot pay rent, if the business closed directly because of COVID-19 public health orders
  • Department of Health and Wellness will distribute up to 800 iPads across the province to long-term care homes so residents can connect with family and friends; the tablets will begin arriving at facilities in April.
  • restaurants will be allowed to include alcohol purchases with takeout and delivery orders as long as the alcohol cost is not more than three times the value of food ordered, effective March 30.
  • an amendment to Dr. Strang’s health protection order allows veterinarians to provide virtual care, prescription refills and in-patient urgent or emergencies services.

 

Measures announced to help vulnerable Nova Scotians by the Department of Community Services are:

  • partnering with Telus to provide 100 phones and calling plans to most-vulnerable clients who have no other means of communication and who may be self-isolated and alone at a cost of $50,000 for the phones and $5,000 per month for the calling plans
  • investing $200,000 to support transition houses as well as other organizations that serve vulnerable women and children
  • investing $55,000 to support 12 smaller community food banks
  • extending the hours of its toll-free line for income assistance supports soon, including weekends

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200327004 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200327005.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 3,649 negative test results and 90 confirmed cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200327003 and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200327002.

March 27, 2020    1:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of 17 new COVID-19 cases; most are connected to travel or a known case. None of the new cases are connected the St. Patrick’s Day gathering in Lake Echo, HRM. All attendees at the event are being contacted and are being tested. Case investigations are ongoing. At this point, public health cannot confirm a link to community spread. As of today, March 27, Nova Scotia has 90 cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200327002.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at about 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 27, Nova Scotia has 90 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Seventeen new cases were identified Thursday, March 26. Most are connected to travel or a known case. None of the new cases are connected to the St. Patrick’s Day gathering in Lake Echo, Halifax Regional Municipality. All attendees at the event are being contacted and are being tested. Case investigations are ongoing. At this point, public health cannot confirm a link to community spread.

 

It is imperative that anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia self-isolate for 14 days and for everyone to adhere to the five-person social gathering limit. As always, any Nova Scotian who develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness should limit their contact with others until they feel better. If they are concerned about COVID-19 they can go to https://811.novascotia.ca/  and use the online assessment tool. Anyone referred to an assessment site by 811 will be tested.

 

The 90 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70’s. Two individuals are currently in hospital. Three individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province.

 

Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 3,649 negative test results and 90 confirmed cases.

 

If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Today’s update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5

— under the state of emergency government can control or prohibit assembly as well as travel to and from areas. It can also coordinate commerce activity and emergency responders

— A new virus like COVID-19 can cause fear. Nova Scotians are encouraged to support each other and use technology to stay connected

March 27    10:45 AM

 

Included below is a letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health.

 

It is also available online:

English: https://www.facebook.com/notes/nova-scotia-department-of-health-and-wellness/a-letter-to-nova-scotians-from-dr-robert-strang/2830480260363795/

French: https://www.facebook.com/notes/nova-scotia-department-of-health-and-wellness/une-lettre-aux-gens-de-la-nouvelle-%C3%A9cosse-du-dr-robert-strang/2830524140359407/.

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

Should you not wish to receive these updates, please contact us at covid19info@novascotia.ca to be removed from the distribution list. 

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

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A Letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert Strang

 

My fellow Nova Scotians,

 

COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and I recognize this is a scary time for Nova Scotians. Public health officials are working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners in Nova Scotia to limit the spread of the virus and increase capacity within the health system to respond.

 

During this state of emergency, we must all work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are important steps we are requiring all Nova Scotians to take:

 

  • Stay home as much as possible. When you are out, practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people (stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart) and have no more than 5 people together
  • Shop only for essentials, such as groceries and prescription medication and only have one person doing the shopping
  • If you’ve traveled outside the province, self-isolate for 14 days
  • If you feel unwell, go to 811.novascotia.ca and use the self-assessment questionnaire to find out if you need to call 811
  • Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face and clean surfaces regularly

 

I understand that this situation may be creating a lot of fear. This is normal. However, it’s important that we respond, not in fear, but with caring, a sense of community and common sense.

 

No one person is responsible, but we can all be part of the solution. If someone in your community is self-isolating or ill, what they need is your support, compassion and understanding. I encourage you to:

 

  • Check in with those closest to you by phone, text or social media
  • Have a video chat with someone in isolation
  • Make sure your neighbours have what they need
  • Encourage people to get information from reliable sources, like: novascotia.ca/coronavirus

 

Following public health direction and supporting each other is how we will beat this virus.

 

For the latest information, advice and resources, visit:

Government of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus  

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

For general information on novel coronavirus information, call:

Toll-free: 1-833-784-4397

 

For updates on social media, follow:

Government of Nova Scotia Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/

Government of Nova Scotia Twitter account: https://twitter.com/nsgov

Department of Health and Wellness Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/

Department of Health and Wellness Twitter account: https://twitter.com/nshealth

 

We will continue to provide you with the latest information to help you protect yourself, your family and community members. Thank you for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our province.

 

Dr. Robert Strang

Chief Medical Officer of Health

Province of Nova Scotia

March 26, 2020   6:15 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, NSHA president and CEO Dr. Brendan Carr, and IWK Health Centre president and CEO Dr. Krista Jangaard provided an update earlier today, March 26, on the health system and efforts to help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19.

 

A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBBv0KvCmcc. A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov .

 

Details of measures announced today are outlined below:

 

Testing to confirm COVID-19 is being expanded to include:

— anyone referred by 811 to an assessment centre

— all close contacts of people who test positive

— people in hospital that meet the criteria for testing

 

An alternate phone line has been set up to ensure health-care workers are virus-free, able to safely provide care and not burden the 811 system. The service deals with NSHA and IWK staff, home-care and long-term care providers, pharmacists and health providers in First Nations communities.

 

Other measures include:

— reservations for the 2020 camping season are on hold; an announcement will made when they are available

— open fires are banned for any purpose in woods or within 305 metres of woods in any part of the province and will be in effect until May 15 (the public can report wildfires by calling 911 in an emergency or by calling 1-800-565-2224)

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200326003 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200326004.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 3,201 negative test results and 73 confirmed cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200326002 and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200326001.

 

Thank you for your interest and support.

 

March 26, 2020    1:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of five new COVID-19 cases; most are travel-related or connected to earlier cases. One of the new cases cannot currently be linked to travel or an earlier case. The investigation to determine the source of the exposure and whether any others may have been exposed is ongoing. At this point, public health cannot confirm that this case is linked to community spread. As of today, March 26, Nova Scotia has 73 cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200326001.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, NSHA president and CEO Dr. Brendan Carr, and IWK Health Centre president and CEO Dr. Krista Jangaard will provide an update today at about 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast and on @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

Several COVID-19 Q&A videos with Dr. Strang have been posted on government’s YouTube page; some for the general public (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwLZ9YtgHtLBm1odkXZF3BUzJMICkD8aL) and some specifically for kids (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwLZ9YtgHtLCS6v8p-PC-hzka4a7O0nqc).

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 26, Nova Scotia has 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Five new cases were identified Wednesday, March 25. Most are travel-related or connected to earlier cases. One of the new cases cannot currently be linked to travel or an earlier case. The investigation to determine the source of the exposure and whether any others may have been exposed is ongoing. At this point, public health cannot confirm that this case is linked to community spread.

 

That is why it is imperative that anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia to self-isolate for 14 days and for everyone to adhere to the five-person social gathering limit.

 

The 73 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70’s. Two individuals are currently in hospital. Two individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province.

 

Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed cases. Those individuals who have been confirmed are being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 3,201 negative test results and 73 confirmed cases.

 

If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Today’s update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast  , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus 

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5

— under the state of emergency government can control or prohibit assembly as well as travel to and from areas. It can also coordinate commerce activity and emergency responders

— a new virus like COVID-19 can cause fear. Nova Scotians are encouraged to support each other and use technology to stay connected

 

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397

 

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).

 

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).

March 25, 2020    1:30 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of 17 new COVID-19 cases; all are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. As of today, March 25, Nova Scotia has 68 cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200325002.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgo

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 25, Nova Scotia has 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Seventeen new cases were identified Tuesday, March 24. The cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. Several of the new cases are connected to groups or families who have returned to Nova Scotia following travel outside of Canada. None of these cases are from spread within the community.

 

The 68 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70’s. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. One individual remains in hospital. Two individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and is working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 2,772 negative test results and 68 confirmed cases.

 

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Today’s update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5

— under the state of emergency government can control or prohibit assembly as well as travel to and from areas. It can also coordinate commerce activity and emergency responders

— A new virus like COVID-19 can cause fear. Nova Scotians are encouraged to support each other and use technology to stay connected

 

Additional Resources:

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397

 

The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).

 

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update earlier today, March 24. A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUj84OBg0hc. A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov .

 

Details of measures to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19 announced today are outlined below:

 

— increased testing for COVID-19 — public health officials have begun testing all close contacts of positive cases

— lab capacity is doubling to accommodate increased testing

— expanding virtual care for physicians, nurse practitioners and others so they can offer appointments to patients through telephone or video, minimizing the need to leave the house; more than 80 providers have signed up for video so far

— 811 has increased staff and technology and is now answering 50 per cent more calls; on April 3, 811 will again double its capacity

— enhanced infection control measures at hospitals to protect health-care workers and the public include reassigning and adding new staff to increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection; focusing on high-risk areas and high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces; using stronger cleaning products

— regulated health professions can only stay open for emergency or urgent cases or to provide virtual care, as long as they can meet social distancing requirements in their waiting room or other non-clinical areas and follow the cleaning protocol

— non-regulated health professions (such as naturopaths) must close. One exception is podiatrists who must follow the directive related to regulated health professions

— Access Centres and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices will start to resume operations in a scaled back, limited contact business model. Staff working out of Access Centres and Registry of Motor Vehicle offices in Amherst, Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Kentville, Stellarton, Sydney and Yarmouth will be available to help people with urgent matters by calling 1-800-670-4357. In addition, government has extended deadlines for more vehicle permits, registrations and renewals until Aug.31. Drop-off boxes for applicable services will also be available at Access Centres in Amherst, Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Kentville, Stellarton, Sydney and Yarmouth. Many of the services are also available online.

 

Essential service sectors in Nova Scotia, which are exempt from the five-person-or-fewer gathering rules, have been clarified and are:

— health

— food, agri-food and fisheries

— transportation, including trucking, rail and transit

— construction and manufacturing

— IT, telecommunications and critical infrastructure

— public services, such as police, fire and ambulances

 

Individual business in these sectors must still maintain social distancing and other public health protocols.

 

A copy of a Health Protection Act Order from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, has been posted online at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/COVID-19-Global-Order-2020-03-24.pdf

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200324003 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200324004.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,474 negative test results. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200324002 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200324001.

March 24, 2020    1:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of 10 new COVID-19 cases. As of today, March 24, Nova Scotia has 51 cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200324001

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update today at 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Ten New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 24, Nova Scotia has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Ten new cases were identified Monday, March 23. The cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. Several of the new cases are connected to groups or families who have returned to Nova Scotia following travel outside of Canada. None of these cases are from spread within the community.

 

The 51 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70’s. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. One individual remains in hospital. One individual has recovered and their case of COVID-19 is considered resolved.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and is working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 2,474 negative test results and 51 confirmed cases.

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5

— under the state of emergency government can control or prohibit assembly as well as travel to and from areas. It can also coordinate commerce activity and emergency responders

March 23, 2020    6 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, provided an update earlier today, March 23. A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJzPntx8Ck . A short audio recap from Dr. Strang will be available soon at https://anchor.fm/nsgov .

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,308 negative test results.

 

March 23, 2020    12:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of 13 new COVID-19 cases. As of today, March 23, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200323002

 

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, March 23, at 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia


 Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, March 23, at 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

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As of today, March 23, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Thirteen new cases were identified Sunday, March 22. The cases are travel-related or related to earlier reported cases. Several of the new cases are connected and involve groups or families who have returned to Nova Scotia following travel outside of Canada.

 

The 41 individuals affected range in age from under ten to mid-70’s. Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. One individual remains in hospital. At this point, there has been no spread within communities.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab is now certified to report positive and negative tests for COVID-19. Tests no longer have to be sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 2,308 negative test results and 41 confirmed cases.

 

Anyone who has travelled outside of Nova Scotia must self-isolate for 14 days. If you have travelled outside of Nova Scotia or been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Today’s update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels.

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

— a state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22 and remains in effect until noon, April 5

— under the state of emergency government can control or prohibit assembly as well as travel to and from areas. It can also coordinate commerce activity and emergency responders

 

Additional Resources:

The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a list of affected areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html

 

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397

 

State of Emergency Declaration: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/Declaration-of-Provincial-State-of-Emergency-by-Minister-Porter-Signed-March-22-2020.pdf 

 

March 22, 2020     5:45 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, Justice Minister Mark Furey, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update earlier today, March 22. Today, the province declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

Following up on the email at 4 pm today, the news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200322001 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200322002. A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw0XtrCIt2Y. A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov .

 

Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services.

 

A state of emergency gives government broad powers to do whatever is necessary for the safety and protection of Nova Scotians.

 

Under the state of emergency:

— Nova Scotia borders will tighten to travellers and all entry points (land, sea, air) will be closely managed starting Monday, March 23, at 6 a.m., Nova Scotians should only leave if essential. Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days. Exemptions for cross-border travel include healthy workers in trades and transportations sectors who move goods and people (e.g. truck drivers); healthy people going to work (e.g. health-care workers); and people travelling into the province for essential health services (e.g. chemotherapy treatment)

— effective immediately, provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions are closed. Provincial trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits and social distancing guidelines must be followed

— police will be authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act. If Nova Scotians and businesses do not practice social distancing and self-isolation, they will face fines of $1,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses. Multiple fines can be given each day an individual or business fails to comply. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. For example, fines for charging higher than fair market prices for goods and services

— there are several groups who are essential and exempt from gathering limits. They include but are not limited to grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies. If possible, one person per family should be designated to do these tasks. Other groups include construction sites, health-care services, community services (e.g. child protection), criminal justice services and law enforcement

 

New orders in effect under the Health Protection Act include:

— effective immediately, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited

— any workplace or business that is not deemed essential can remain open as long as a two-metre or six-foot distance can be maintained. Workspaces must also be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of twice daily or as required and employees follow proper hygiene

— dentists can no longer practice dentistry in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient’s health (in effect March 21)

 

To date, Nova Scotia has 28 positive test results and 2,088 negative cases.

March 22, 2020     4 PM

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, Justice Minister Mark Furey, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update earlier today, March 22.

 

Today, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. A recording of the news conference is available herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5dLV7HZ4iA. A short audio recap from Dr. Strang is available at https://anchor.fm/nsgov .

March 21, 2020

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of six additional presumptive COVID-19 cases. Nova Scotia now has nine confirmed cases and 12 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 21. The news release is also available in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200321002.

 

As of today, March 21, dentists can no longer practice dentistry in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient’s health. This is an order under the Health Protection Act.

 We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 21, Nova Scotia has nine confirmed cases and 12 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 21.

 

Six new cases were identified Friday, March 20. All are travel-related. The original hospitalized case has been released and is recovering at home. One of the other confirmed cases is hospitalized.

 

The cases are located across the province. The 21 individuals affected range in age from late-teens to mid-70’s.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

“This is an unprecedented time for all of us and I want to thank Nova Scotians for their cooperation given the disruption to all of our daily lives,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “If we follow public health advice, support our neighbors, friends and family, and do our part, we will slow the spread of this virus in our province.”

 

The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,826 negative test results, 12 presumptive positive cases and nine confirmed cases.

 

“This is just the beginning for Nova Scotia and we all need to stay vigilant, practise good hygiene and social distancing, and self-isolate for 14 days if you have travelled outside Canada or are feeling unwell,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “The prevention measures we’ve put in place can work and there is still time for our actions to influence the impact that COVID-19 has on Nova Scotia.”

 

As of today, dentists can no longer practice dentistry in their offices unless they deem it necessary to perform an emergency dental procedure in the best interest of the patient’s health. This is an order under the Health Protection Act.

 

In addition to prevention measures put in place by government and the chief medical officer of health, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre have taken steps to ensure the health system is ready to respond to COVID-19, including:

— making changes to non-essential services so staff are available to focus on COVID-19 and essential services, such as cancer care

— providing options for virtual care and telehealth care so doctors and other health-care providers can reduce face-to-face visits but also help patients regardless of where they are

— restricting visitors to protect the vulnerable patients in our hospitals

— providing support to public health as they give advice on measures to slow down the spread of the virus

— ensuring facilities are well-prepared to meet the health-care needs of Nova Scotians during a pandemic

— opening new assessment centres to meet the need for assessments (there are now 14 centres around the province)

 

Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Quotes:

“Our teams are working very hard to maintain essential services and deliver safe and supportive care in a challenging environment. The difficult decisions that we’ve made to reduce services and limit access to our facilities will help ensure we can continue to provide the most urgently needed care and create capacity in the system for Nova Scotians needing care related to COVID-19, while protecting the health and wellness of our staff and physicians.”

     – Dr. Brendan Carr, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority

 

“We had to reduce the number of people who enter the health centre, which was a difficult decision for us to make as we pride ourselves on being patient and family centred. This decision and others are important as we decrease foot traffic and support social distancing in facilities, like the IWK, to keep patients, their families and our staff safe.”

     – Dr. Krista Jangaard, president and CEO, IWK Health Centre

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

 

Additional Resources:

The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a list of affected areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html

 

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397

 

Nova Scotia Health Authority: http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus

 

IWK: http://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/COVID-19

March 21, 2020

Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update earlier today, March 20. A recording of the news conference is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veJm1ts_FN4A. A short audio recap from Dr. Strang will be posted on the NS Gov YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov about an hour after the news conference.

 

Details of measures announced to help Nova Scotians and Nova Scotia businesses dealing with COVID-19 are outlined below:

 

Effective immediately, government will invest $161 million to address cash flow and access to credit for small and medium-sized businesses in Nova Scotia.

 

Government will defer payments until June 30 for:

— all government loans, including those under the Farm Loan Board, Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board, Jobs Fund, Nova Scotia Business Fund, Municipal Finance Corp. and Housing Nova Scotia.

— small business fees, including business renewal fees and workers compensation premiums (a list of fees will be posted online early next week)

 

Changes to the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, administered through credit unions, include:

— deferring principal and interest payments until June 30

— enhancing the program to make it easier for businesses to access credit up to $500,000

— those who might not qualify for a loan, government will guarantee the first $100,000

 

Further measures include:

— small businesses which do business with the government will be paid within five days instead of the standard 30 days

— suspending payments on Nova Scotia student loans for six months, from March 30 to Sept. 30 and students do not have to apply

— ensuring more Nova Scotians can access the internet to work from home, by providing $15 million as an incentive to providers to speed up projects under the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative and complete them as soon as possible

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320003 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320004.

 

As announced earlier today, Nova Scotia has 15 cases of COVID-19, including five confirmed cases and 10 presumptive cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320001 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320002.

 

We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/.

 

March 20, 2020    12:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of one additional presumptive COVID-19 case. There are now 15 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan, and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang will provide an update at about 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook.

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and ten presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15.

 

One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related.

 

The cases are located across the province. The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20’s to mid-70’s.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and are working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

The province is testing daily, working with partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,546 negative test results, ten presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases.

March 19, 2020    5:30 PM

  

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan provided an update earlier today, March 19. A recording of the news conference is available on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov.  

 

Details of measures announced to help vulnerable Nova Scotians and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province are outlined below:

— investing $2.2 million so that every individual and family member on income assistance will receive an additional $50 starting Friday, March 20, to help pay for food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. People do not need to apply.

— $1 million to help Feed Nova Scotia purchase food and hire more staff

— no tenant can be evicted because their income has been impacted by COVID-19, effective immediately for the next three months

— emergency funding of $230,000 for Senior Safety Programs and Community Links to help vulnerable older adults

— university students from Nova Scotia who are still living in residences need to go home, to provide space for social distancing for those students from outside the province who are not able to travel

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200319004 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200319005

 

NSHA issued a news release this afternoon advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations between March 5 and 7. More information is available at this link: http://www.nshealth.ca/news/nsha-advising-potential-covid-19-exposure-two-halifax-locations

 

As announced earlier today, Nova Scotia has 14 cases of COVID-19, including five confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200319003 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200319002.

 

March 19, 2020    12:45 PM

 

Included below is a news release recently issued by the province outlining the details of two additional presumptive COVID-19 cases. There are now 14 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

 

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan will provide an update today, March 19, at about 3 p.m.

 

This update will be livestreamed at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast .

 

A recording of the news conference will be available shortly after it concludes on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov

 

Please share this information with your staff, board members and stakeholders. We also ask for your support on social media by sharing accurate information from the Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Government social media channels. Follow them @nsheath and @nsgov on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/ and https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/ on Facebook

 

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NEWS RELEASE:

 

COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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As of today, March 19, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 14.

 

Two new cases were identified Wednesday, March 18. Both are travel-related.

 

The cases are located across the province. Northern Nova Scotia remains the only region without a positive case of COVID-19 at this time. The 14 individuals affected range in age from early 30’s to mid-70’s.

 

Public health has been in contact with these individuals and working to identify others who may have come in close contact with them. Those individuals are also being directed to self-isolate at home, away from the public, for 14 days.

 

The province is testing daily, working with our partners at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. To date, Nova Scotia has 1,373 negative test results, nine presumptive positive cases and five confirmed cases.

 

Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days when they return to Nova Scotia. If you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled and are experiencing fever (above 38 C) and/or new cough you should complete the online questionnaire before calling 811. The online questionnaire can be found at: https://811.novascotia.ca/

 

Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .

 

Today’s update will be livestreamed at 3 p.m. on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast , @nsgov Facebook and YouTube channels

 

Quick Facts:

— testing numbers are updated daily at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

— Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act gives the chief medical officer of health the authority to give advice to protect public health and decrease risk to public health presented by communicable diseases such as COVID-19

 

Additional Resources:

The Public Health Agency of Canada maintains a list of affected areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/covid-19-affected-areas-list.html

 

Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus

 

Government of Canada toll-free information line 1-833-784-4397 Nova Scotia Public Health offices: http://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-offices

 

March 18, 2020    6 PM

  

Premier Stephen McNeil, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang, and Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey provided an update earlier today, March 18. A recording of the news conference is available on the NS Gov Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov.  

 

Details of additional measures announced to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 and increase capacity within the health system to respond are outlined below:

 

Effective immediately:

— doctors and pharmacists have new options for virtual care, using telephone and secure videoconferencing

— pharmacists can renew prescriptions for most medications and government will cover the assessment fee

— employers cannot require a doctor’s note if an employee must be off work

— College of Physicians and Surgeons waiving the fee for retired doctors to renew their licences so they can come back to work

— retired and other nurses are being brought into the system to assist with 811 staffing

— all service providers funded through the Department of Community Services’ Disability Support Program – including social enterprises, day programs, and supported employment programs for adults with diverse abilities – will close to participants and the public

 

Effective midnight, Thursday, March 19:

personal service and fitness establishments such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons, body art establishments and gyms must shut down

 

The full news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318004 and in French at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318005.

 

NSHA and IWK have further restricted visitors and instituted other measures like online mental health supports and more assessment centres. More information is available at the links below:

 

A number of new resources have been developed for businesses and individuals, including:

These materials are also available in French: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/fr/

 

 As announced earlier today, Nova Scotia has 12 cases of COVID-19, including nine presumptive and three confirmed cases. The news release is available at: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318001 and in French at https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200318002. 

 

Stay safe everyone and of course, WASH YOUR HANDS!!!

 

(March 16, 2020) 

Until the Public Health Officer/Government mandates closure, it is a personal business decision for privately owned businesses to remain open. 

 
Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association- COVID-19  


COVID -19 is an example of why barbershops and barbers are regulated by the Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association, to ensure the utmost protection of barbers and the general public. 

COVID-19 is now a global pandemic and is rapidly spreading. The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association is closely monitoring this situation and will provide regular updates as developments warrant.  We all need to do our part to help with controlling the spread of this virus. 
 

At this time Government has not recommended closures of barbershops. As of today, the Government has issued a mandatory self-isolation period of 14 days for anyone who has recently travelled outside of the Country. https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200313002  

The most reliable and update to date information is available through the NS  government website, https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ . There’s a fact sheet for employers and businesses available through a link on the right hand side of the page under “Downloads Printable information and posters”  https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/COVID-19-Fact-Sheet-Business.pdf

The Association is greatly concerned for the well-being of its Members, their families and the public. We need to take action to help stop this virus! We encourage everyone to please practice the following protocols: 

• Post sign regarding COVID-19 and your barbershop’s active process
• Avoid close contact (hugs and hand shaking)
 • Follow strict sanitation and disinfection processes throughout the day
• Disinfect all table/counters, phones, and electronics (ie: computers, debit machines, etc.) throughout the day
• Continually clean/disinfect the shop floors, chairs, stations, doorknobs (when there is multiple use throughout the day)
• Have clear access for everyone to soap and running water
• Recommend clients wash their hands immediately when entering, during and when leaving the salon
• Have hand sanitizer throughout the salon (pump if available)
• Use disposable drinking mugs and glasses
• Recommend those traveling outside of NS or feeling unwell to reschedule appointments, to ensure the safety of all staff and visiting clients
• Stay home if ill, especially if you have a fever and or a new cough
• Prepare for possible immediate closure 

The spread of the COVID19 virus will no doubt have an impact on barbershops in Nova Scotia. 

Barbershop Owners – please continue to ensure employees feel comfortable during work periods. 
• Keep employees informed and schedule mutually agreeable work hours
• Hold regular staff meetings to update, share information and hear their concerns
• Avoid large crowds • Set up buddy systems to stay in touch
• Stay home if ill, especially if you have a fever and or a new cough
• Advise other employees if someone is ill
• Do not request medical/doctor notes should an employee become ill or wish to be home
• Check insurance policies ensure coverage in the event of a closure 

Continue to monitor the Association’s webpage, as well for up-to-date information as this situation develops. 

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. As always, please contact the Association at president@nsbarbers.ca if you have any further questions or concerns. 

The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association

 
 
New Automated Certificate Renewals (PayPal)
 

 All Certificates expire on December 31 2019 and must be renewed by December 15, 2019

 

For anyone who is renewing their certificate after February 29th, there will be a late fee of $25.00

 
For instant online renewal of your Barbers or Master Barber membership click here

New Barber Shop Certificate Instant online Registration   click here

 We are now streamlining the site and including an automated renewal and registration system with PayPal.

 

As the membership is aware we are in dire need up updating our legislation. Our Association need the Barbers of Nova Scotia to unite and work forward to the development of the industry.

One of the things that we are working on is our Occupational Standard, which you can find under the Policies heading, it is a rough draft of what it is supposed to be. We are looking for your opinions and criticisms to help develop the standard. If there is anything at all that you think we should add or just your opinion, please feel free to send an email to president@nsbarbers.ca This is just one step towards making our association what it is meant to be.

If you have any question about registration or the status of an application please contact our Registrar Milva Marcattili registrar@nsbarbers.ca

LOOKING FOR EXAMINERS

The Nova Scotia Government is now accepting applications for positions on the Barbers Act Board of Examiners. The duty of the board is to conduct examinations for persons seeking a Certificate of Registration as a qualified and certified barber, able to practice barbering in Nova Scotia. The Board meets at least twice a year to examine candidates. All applicants must have practised the trade of barbering for at least ten years. For more information, please visit the Nova Scotia Government’s, Executive Council Office ABC website, https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/ for more information on the Board and to apply. In order to apply, individuals must create an online profile and apply to the Barber’s Act Board of Examiners.

 

 

The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association was established in 1942. It is the governing body that regulates the practices of the Professional Barbers, Barber Apprentices, Barber Students, Barber Shops and Barber Schools.

Our Primary focus is to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

The Association qualifies and licenses Individuals and businesses. It Establishes and enforces Administrative Rules and Laws, and provides information so the Public may make informed decisions.

The Association also serves to foster growth and support in the barbering industry in Nova Scotia.  News, events and information.

NSRBA ACT

The Nova Scotia Registered Barbers’ Association Act was implemented in 1942. We are working on updating the act. If you would like to review the act you can click  here for more information.

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APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in applying for a registered barber license or apprentice barber license click here for more information.

NSRBA COUNCIL

Brian Smith – President
Myles Augustine – Vice President
Randy Wells – Secretary
          Milva Marcattili – Registrar               Paola Marcattili – Treasurer
David Lyle – Director
Dave Cormier – Director

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