As of July 3, people will be able to travel freely between the four Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick) without the need to self-isolate. All visitors will still be expected to adhere to social distancing and other health protocols as per each province’s required rules, and each province has specific rules that dictate how travellers can enter their province. See below for each province’s rules:
Tourism HR Canada has developed the Covid-19 Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit, a practical, no-cost, web-based program that includes tools, downloadable content and presentations, all designed to give tourism operators the knowledge resources they need to rebound and succeed. The curated content presented in the COVID-19 Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit leverages myriad public-domain academic and business sources. The Toolkit is dynamic and will be updated and amended on a regular basis to reflect new information and market changes.
The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia has also developed a Safety and Prevention Measures document to guide businesses in protecting workers, their families, and the community from possible infection and illness.
Clean It Right is a new training program provided through the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia to provide awareness and education on cleaning your establishment with the goal of regaining consumer confidence. The program was designed to increase the safety of guests, visitors and the workforce in the Tourism industry. This will help reassure customers that may be hesitant to travel, shop and eat out during the post COVID-19 period.
Canada’s Regional Development Agencies are closely monitoring the COVID-19 global challenge and the impact it is having on businesses and workers, as well as the broader economy. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is this region’s Regional Development Agency. If you are a tourism operator or small- or medium- sized business or organization and have received ACOA funding and COVID-19 is affecting your operations, you are encouraged to contact your local ACOA office to review your situation and provide guidance.
Tourism Nova Scotia has created a video aimed at sharing Nova Scotia’s spirit of community and support for one another, while reminding people that even though we can’t visit and explore right now, we will be ready to welcome visitors and enjoy our beautiful province when the time is right. The video was created with existing footage and with footage captured in compliance with social distancing measures.