COVID-19 Update & Reminder: New Federal Statutory Holiday
COVID-19 Update: August 25, 2021
On August 23rd, the Nova Scotia government announced changes to the border policy.
Effective 8:00 a.m. on August 25th, people entering Nova Scotia from New Brunswick may have to isolate based on vaccine status and testing.
- People who are fully vaccinated (have received two doses of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia) do not need to self-isolate. Testing is recommended.
- People who are partially vaccinated (have received their first dose of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia) must self-isolate for 7 days and receive 2 negative test results in order to leave self-isolation after 7 days.
- People who are unvaccinated must self-isolate for 14 days. Testing is recommended.
Everyone who travels from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, including travellers who are exempt from self-isolation must apply to travel to Nova Scotia by completing the Safe Check-in Form.
Nova Scotia is still in phase 4 of the government's reopening plan.
Public and licensee access to the Commission office is by appointment only.
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.
- Nova Scotia 5 phases reopening plan
- Government of Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia Health
- Government of Canada
- COVID-19 Information Sheet from NS Department of Health
Reminder: New Federal Statutory Holiday: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Government of Canada has announced a new federal statutory holiday to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will fall on September 30th every year, beginning Thursday, September 30th, 2021.
As a statutory holiday, all employees in the federal public service have a day off and banks will be closed. The provincial land registry office and law offices may be closed. Licensees should advise their clients of any effects that the holiday may have if they chose to close on September 30th. Clients who are scheduled to close on September 30th and want to revise their closing date can propose an amendment.
The Commission office will be closed on September 30th and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1st.