As you all know, most Public Health restrictions have been lifted across the province today as we move to Phase 3 of the provincial reopening plan. You can learn more about Phase 3 by clicking here.


Effective Monday March 21, 2022, the following are in effect in Nova Scotia:


  • there will be no gathering limits or capacity limits, but people should still keep their social groups small and consistent and make careful choices about the gatherings they attend
  • physical distance will no longer be required between individuals and groups, although distancing is still recommended
  • masks will no longer be required, but wearing one in indoor public places or crowded outdoor places is strongly recommended
  • businesses and organizations across all sectors can resume full operations with no mandatory Public Health restrictions
  • special events including festivals, sports, performances, meetings, training and faith ceremonies can resume in full.


While masks are no longer mandated, we strongly encourage our members to continue to wear them.


As well, anyone who feels sick should say home and get tested.


People who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to self-isolate for seven days from the date symptoms started, or from the date of a positive test if there are no symptoms. There is no requirement to notify contacts outside a person’s household but people are encouraged to do so, especially for those who are at increased risk. Contacts are not required to isolate as long as they are symptom-free and test negative, whether they live with the person who tested positive or not.


We know the pandemic isn’t over but this is another encouraging step for our province. Let’s continue to work together to have a successful conclusion to our hockey season.



Yours in Hockey,


Amy Walsh

Executive Director

Hockey Nova Scotia


Arnie Farrell


Hockey Nova Scotia



Garreth MacDonald

Communications & Special Events Director

Hockey Nova Scotia


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Dartmouth, NS, B3B 0M1