Dealing with COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Updated May 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

Reopening Plans
Preparing to reopen Nova Scotia
IHRSA Framework on Reopening
Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide 
Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Re-opening Business in Halifax Toolkit
Halifax Chamber of Commerce – Poster 5 Ways to Prepare to Re-open
Vancouver Coastal Health – Opening Culture and Recreation Facilities
Daxko Reopening Playbook
Guidelines for Reopening BC’s Pools and Waterfronts
Information Bulletin – Recommendations for Progressive Reopening Lifesaving Society
ORFA Recreation Facility COVID-19 Reentering and Reopening Guiding Principles and Best Practices

General Information
RFANS/RNS Joint Statement – Call to Action 
Worker’s Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
ASHRAE Responds to COVID-19
St. John Ambulance Courses and Training
Government of Canada – Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Resources

Provincial Recovery Plans
New Brunswick 
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador

Halifax Chamber of Commerce 
Small Business Impact GrantDEADLINE APRIL 25TH, 2020
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Loan Program Available to Municipalities 
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
COVID-19 Federal Initiatives Chart
Nova Scotia Provincial Government Measures Chart by the Community Sector Council

Why is an Effective Cleaning Program Important in Recreational and Community Centers?

Top 10 Considerations For Ice Rink Post COVID-19 Reignition – Podcast by The Zamboni Company
Charting the Road Return of Rec Hockey: “I Believe We’ve Found a Path Back”

Shutdown? How to deal with your pool – Water & Ice North America
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) resources 
PHTA Maintaining Public Aquatic Facilities 
**We have been notified that any CPO certifications expiring in March/April have been extended by three months.
Pool Operations During the Covid-19 Crisis – Aquatic Design & Engineering
Coronavirus Toolkit – For Pool & Hot Tub Professionals
Aquatic Design & Engineering – Covid and Pools – Opening considerations
Reopening Pool- PHTA Guidance
Pools and Covid by Aquatic Design & Engineering
Considerations for Long-term Pool Shutdowns – WINA
Information Bulletin – Cleaning Decontamination and Safe Water Management of Aquatic Facilities
Information Bulletin – Recommendations for Aquatic Staff Training
Information Bulletin – Resuscitation First Aid Recommendations

To close playgrounds or not to close playgrounds under the COVID pandemic – CPSI
How to Sanitize Playground Equipment in a COVID-19 World – CPSI
Planning for the Summer and Beyond in our Parks

Sports Turf Canada has pulled together some turf resources
COVID-19 Readiness Plan St. Paul Saints

Nova Scotia Trails – Bulletin

Business and Events
Halifax Chamber of Commerce 
Adrenalin Magazine resource
Guidance for Event Organizers
Covermaster has some Modular Partition Systems available that would allow your member facilities to create temporary hospital facilities, isolation pods for shelters or divider walls for proper social distancing in queues during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  These partitions can be quickly and easily cleaned and disinfected.
Covermaster Look Modular Partition Leaflet
Covermaster Look Modular Partition Catalog
Government of Nova Scotia – COVID-19 and you business
Government of Canada – Preventing COVID-19 in the workplace: Employers, employees and essential service workers
Ministers Direction on AGM’s
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Government of Canada – Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health/Fitness
Sport Nova Scotia has developed a COVID-19 Guide for maintaining a positive, healthy lifestyle during the pandemic
Canadian Mental Health Association resources 
World Health Organization coping with stress during COVID-19
Matrix Community App – Support your members with a free virtual fitness community!
On-Demand Webinar: Mental Health and Resilience During COVID-19
On-Demand Webinar: Working From Home During COVID-19
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia – Mental health resources
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety  – Mental health webinars
Canadian Red Cross – Coronavirus prevention tips and resources
Nova Scotia Health Authority Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
Mental Health Commission of Canada – Crisis Virtual Response Training

Government of Nova Scotia
Letter from Dr. Strang
Novel Coronavirus resources 

Next Steps to Reopening – May 27th, 2020