February 5, 2021

On February 5, 2021, the province announced that recognized businesses and organizations can host events with spectators. A maximum of 150 people will be permitted outdoors, and a maximum of 100 will be permitted indoors. Spectator allowances are subject to facility regulations and venues cannot exceed 50 percent capacity. This number is in addition to athletes/coaches/officials, etc., who can gather in groups of 60 as part of the field of play limit. Please check with your facility to find out about guidelines specific to that venue. These regulations will be in effect from 12:00am on Monday, February 8 until 11:59pm on Sunday, March 7. 
Quick Notes

  • Participants will be able to train and compete within their regular competitive schedule, however, events and competitions that bring together teams (and, or) individual participants that would not regularly compete against each other (such as provincial championships) will not be permitted. 
  • These regulations exclude schools. 
  • Centre 200 in Sydney and Scotiabank Centre in Halifax can host events with multiple groups of 150 when they are kept separate using their own entrances, exits, and washrooms.  

Basketball administrators & coaches are still required to use the documents below or their own legal documents before they can resume play:

For editable word documents of the above samples, please email BNS Executive Director, Katherine Brien: bnsexecutivedirector@sportnovascotia.ca.

HRCE Live-Streaming Guidelines

Monday Feb 8, 2021

This is to advise that HRCE will be permitting the use of digital recording or live streaming within their schools for all rentals. If you wish to record or live stream please complete:

The HRCE Live-Streaming Form

Send to: Lynn Fleming lfleming@hrce.ca
Below is a communication from HRCE’s Director of Operations Services on this change.
In the past, recording/livestreaming of participants has not been permitted in the Halifax Centre for Education schools in order to protect the privacy of participants.

At this time, to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved as we continue to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities, there are no spectators/ members of the public (including parents/guardians) permitted inside school facilities to attend organized sporting events in the Halifax Centre for Education. 

Due to changes permitting organizations to have games and league tournaments, the Halifax Centre for Education has received interest to record and livestream in school gymnasiums.
In an effort to enable parents/guardians to watch the games and share in the experience of their children’s athletic activities and achievements, the Halifax Centre for Education is allowing live-streaming in a way that still meets privacy requirements during the 2020-2021 season.

Thank you and stay safe. 

Additional Links:

Province of Nova Scotia Press Release January 22, 2021
Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Gathering Limits
Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines

Thank you and stay safe. 

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