Tighter border controls – no travel into Nova Scotia

Tighter border controls – no travel into Nova Scotia

Dear students,

Following the message we sent to you on May 5, the Nova Scotia government announced new COVID-19 restrictions today, including tighter border controls that effect student drop off and pick up.

As part of the new restrictions, parents from outside Nova Scotia are no longer allowed to pick up or drop off students.

New border measures will take effect on Monday, May 10 at 8 a.m. and will be in place until at least the end of May. Please note:

  • Nova Scotia’s border will close to people intending to move here until further notice
  • the border will close to people coming from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia does allow post-secondary students returning home or enrolled to study (for summer courses) to enter the province during this time, following all self-isolation protocols required.

For those of you in Halifax, please stay close to home, order groceries and essentials online and limit shopping in retail stores to emergency supplies only.

We know these restrictions are disruptive, but they are needed to help lower the number of daily cases in Nova Scotia, especially within HRM.

Please stay safe and take care,


William Lahey
President and Vice-Chancellor

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