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As the sport landscape continues to change through the COVID-19 pandemic, Basketball Nova Scotia is a resource for it’s members and affiliates and aims to provide updates and information through this webpage. Please find a list of resources below that can help inform game, practice and event planning.

Update from the Nova Scotia Government as of: January 5, 2022

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that the current COVID-19 restrictions, including those relating to sporting activities will remain in place until at least January 31, 2022.

Go to the Nova Scotia Government website and click on “news” to read the full press release.

To reference the current restrictions as they pertain to Basketball, please refer to the post below from December 21, 2021.

Update from the Nova Scotia Government as of: December 21, 2021

Today the Provincial government announced they will be making changes to the Nova Scotia Public Health Regulations that will impact our ability to participate in sport. These changes will come into effect as of 6:00am Wednesday December 22, 2021, and will remain in place until at least January 12, 2022. 
Here is an overview of what will impact us in the Basketball world:

Games, Competitions & Tournaments:

Games, competitions, and tournaments will no longer be permitted.

Practice and Training is permitted

A limit of 10 participants indoors and 25 outdoors applies to sports practices and training; physical distance is not required, and masks are recommended, when possible, indoors, and outdoors.

The Province has provided the following clarification regarding the current restrictions limiting sport and recreation to cohorts of 10: More than one cohort is allowed in a gym (coaches are included in the 10), as long as the cohorts are distanced from each other the entire time. There can be no intermingling of cohorts, so the space would have to allow for distancing between cohorts, staggered entry into the facility, separate change rooms etc.

Spectators Prohibited

No Spectators will be allowed for any activity.

Travel for Sport Limitations still in place:

Children age 11 and younger continue to be restricted from entering Nova Scotia to participate in sports and from participating in sports outside Nova Scotia.

There is no change in the requirement for proof of full vaccination for discretionary activities. It is still required for attendees and volunteers, even in places where gathering limits and physical distance will apply.

Visit the Nova Scotia Government website to learn more.


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