Covid Update - January 27

   

Good evening everyone,

 

Earlier today, the provincial government announced that the current provincewide restrictions would be extended until Feb. 14. To read the full press release from the province,please click here.

 

During the update, however, Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia, noted that, “We’ll continue to monitor closely and recognizing the importance of activities like sports, arts and culture to mental and physical health, we will open those activities sooner if possible.”

 

Premier Tim Houston also mentioned that, “The goal that we're… working towards is to relax some restrictions in arts and culture.”

 

He indicated that, depending on the hospitalization rate and the continued success of the booster campaign, the following could be allowed in the coming weeks:

 

  • sports teams could be allowed to resume full practices with their entire teams “around Feb. 7
  • competitions and games could be permitted by Feb. 14

 

This is the goal of the province but a firm plan is not currently in place yet.

 

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to work with Public Health and the province to get safely back to game action as soon as possible.

 

We would like also like to remind you about our next provincial member call on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. We will provide an update during that call based on the latest information we have.

 

We will also pass along any updates to you as soon as we have them.

 

Thank you and we look forward to next week’s discussion.

 

Yours in Hockey,

 

Arnie Farrell

President

Hockey Nova Scotia

 

Amy Walsh

Executive Director

Hockey Nova Scotia

 

 

Garreth MacDonald

Communications & Special Events Director

Hockey Nova Scotia

 

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