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  • Dealing with COVID-19

    March 27th, 2020

    We are going to try our best to share resources for dealing with COVID-19 in your recreation facilities. If you want to share a resource you have found contact rfans@sportnovascotia.ca Pools Shutdown? How to deal with your pool – Water & Ice North America Pool & Hot Tub Alliance resources  Playgrounds To close playgrounds or not to close playgrounds under the COVID pandemic – CPSI…read more

  • Have questions around service dog entry into your recreation facilities? Here are some answers! Check out the links below to learn about the Service Dog Act in Nova Scotia and Service Dogs Canada resources. Service Dog Act Nova Scotia  Service Dogs Canada

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Friday March 27 – 12:37pm

Recreation Facility Association of NS

A Letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert StrangMy fellow Nova Scotians,

COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and I recognize this is a scary time for Nova Scotians. Public health officials are working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners in Nova Scotia to limit the spread of the virus and increase capacity within the health system to respond.

During this state of emergency, we must all work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are important steps we are requiring all Nova Scotians to take:

Stay home as much as possible. When you are out, practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people (stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart) and have no more than 5 people together

Shop only for essentials, such as groceries and prescription medication and only have one person doing the shopping

If you’ve traveled outside the province, self-isolate for 14 days

If you feel unwell, go to 811.novascotia.ca and use the self-assessment questionnaire to find out if you need to call 811

Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face and clean surfaces regularly

I understand that this situation may be creating a lot of fear. This is normal. However, it’s important that we respond, not in fear, but with caring, a sense of community and common sense.

No one person is responsible, but we can all be part of the solution. If someone in your community is self-isolating or ill, what they need is your support, compassion and understanding. I encourage you to:

Check in with those closest to you by phone, text or social media

Have a video chat with someone in isolation

Make sure your neighbours have what they need

Encourage people to get information from reliable sources, like: novascotia.ca/coronavirus

Following public health direction and supporting each other is how we will beat this virus.

For the latest information, advice and resources, visit:

Government of Nova Scotia: novascotia.ca/coronavirus
Government of Canada: canada.ca/coronavirus

For general information on novel coronavirus information, call:

Toll-free: 1-833-784-4397

For updates on social media, follow:

Government of Nova Scotia Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nsgov/
Government of Nova Scotia Twitter account: twitter.com/nsgov
Department of Health and Wellness Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/
Department of Health and Wellness Twitter account: twitter.com/nshealth

We will continue to provide you with the latest information to help you protect yourself, your family and community members. Thank you for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our province.

Dr. Robert Strang
Chief Medical Officer of Health
Province of Nova Scotia
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Thursday March 26 – 3:37pm

Recreation Facility Association of NS

Thanks Recreation Nova Scotia for sharing some ways to help us all stay well during this pandemic!We put together some information to keep communities healthy, moving, and safe. #COVID19 #communitywellness #RecNS

Nova Scotia Culture Doctors Nova Scotia Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Nova Scotia Museum Museum of Natural History Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador Recreation New Brunswick Recreation PEI Recreation Facility Association of NS Hike Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Trails Federation Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia (CKNS) Climb Nova Scotia The Camping Association of Nova Scotia & PEI (CANSPEI)
Bicycle Nova Scotia South Shore Connect.ca Highland Connect.ca Fundy Connect.ca Cape Breton Connect.ca Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association
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