Nova Scotia will delay its phase 5 of its re-opening on October 4 when the proof of full vaccination policy begins for certain events and activities. This is due to the current situation in the province and Atlantic Region.
On September 15, phase 5 was suppose to be started but according Premier Tim Houston, the epidemiology is changing quickly and decisions like this should be cautiously approached. He added that until October 4, current restrictions will take place hoping the situation will be better and the province surpasses the 75% vaccination target.
Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of health of Nova Scotia, is stressing that although it’s challenging to suddenly change plans, the delay is necessary to protect Nova Scotians. He also stressed that everyone should make an appointment because vaccination is the best defense against Covid19.
In most events and activities, 12 years and older will need to provide proof of vaccination in order for them to participate starting October 4.
Businesses and organizations are encouraged to set their own vaccination policies. Any policies should take legal and ethical implications into consideration. People who are not fully vaccinated need to be able to access essential services.
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