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June 2, 2021 | by: Jamie Paterson

NEW THINGS YOU CAN DO – PHASE 1 REOPENING DETAILS

Starting today (June 2, 2021), we can start having more social connections, including creating a consistent group of 10 for your close social bubble outdoors and participating in some activities in small groups. Businesses and services start to reopen and gradually ease restrictions.

Here are the details of Phase 1:

Businesses and services

Personal and wellness services

  • Personal services businesses (like hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments) can open by appointment (no walk-in service). Services that require a client to remove their mask are not permitted.

Restaurants and bars

  • Outdoor patios at restaurants and liquor licensed (drinking) establishments (like bars, wineries, distillery tasting rooms and craft taprooms) are open with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between tables. There is a maximum of 10 people (close social bubble) per table. Wearing a mask is required (except when you’re eating or drinking).

Retail and shopping

  • All retail stores can operate at 25% of the store’s capacity (shoppers and staff) and need to follow the Health Protection Act Order, including public health measures like social distancing and masks.

Gatherings and social contacts

Indoor and outdoor social gatherings

  • Informal gathering limit outdoors is no more than 10 people (you can have a consistent group of 10 for your close social bubble without social distancing and masks). Indoors gathering limit remains your household.
  • Outdoor faith gatherings (including drive-in services) can have up to 10 people. Indoor faith gatherings are not permitted.
  • Outdoor visits can resume at long-term care facilities if residents are fully vaccinated.

Sports and performing arts

  • Professional artists, musicians, dancers and actors can rehearse indoors with up to 15 people without social distancing and masks. Amateurs can rehearse outdoors with up to 10 people without social distancing and masks. In-person performances are not permitted.
  • Sports practices can have multiple groups of 10 people each outdoors without social distancing and masks. Games, competitions, tournaments and are not permitted.

Weddings and funerals

  • Wedding ceremonies and funerals can have up to 5 people plus the person conducting the ceremony indoors and up to 10 people plus the person conducting the ceremony outdoors with social distancing. Receptions and visitation are not permitted.

Recreation activities

Camping

  • Private campgrounds are open for seasonal and short-term camping and need to follow their sector-specific plan (including distance between campsites).
  • Provincial campgrounds are open.

Fitness and recreation

  • Gyms can offer 1:1 personal training indoors.
  • Fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can offer outdoor activities (like golfing, fitness classes, tennis and bootcamps) with multiple groups of 10 people each with a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between participants and groups during activities.

Theatres

  • Drive-in theatres can operate with no limit on numbers.

Schools

Education

(source:novascotia.ca)