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COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021

COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 28, that the province will reopen gradually under a five-phase plan.

Beginning on Wednesday, June 2, Nova Scotia will enter Phase 1 of the reopening plan.

Phase 1 inter-provincial travel restrictions are as follows: Travel will no longer be restricted within most of Nova Scotia, although people are asked to avoid non-essential travel into and out of Cape Breton Regional Municipality and into and out of areas of Halifax Regional Municipality, Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, Mount Uniacke, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar.

The Commission is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 orders, directives and guidelines from the government. We will continue to communicate with the industry as information is made available.

Direction of Minister on Residential Tenancies Viewing/Showing Q&A Update

The government has updated their Q&A on the new ministerial directive under the Emergency Management Act which will require landlords to gain residential tenants' consent for in-person showings in cases where the property is being sold, effective May 21, 2021. The directive is in effect until June 30 unless extended. If you are working with seller clients of income properties, it is important for you to review this information.

To view the updated Q&A, click HERE.

COVID-19 Resources

To view the government's press release on today's announcements, click HERE.

To view the Nova Scotia five-phase reopening plan, click HERE.

For information on the government's restrictions updates announced on May 21 for people who are moving to Nova Scotia from another province, click HERE.
General resources:
Government of Nova Scotia
Government of Canada
COVID-19 Information Sheet from NS Department of Health

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