Visitors to Nova Scotia hospitals will need to show proof of vaccination for Kovid-19 when they enter facilities from next week.
Nova Scotia Health announced Thursday that support people and visitors should begin evidence of their vaccine status starting October 13.
The policy applies to the support of a family or hospital patient designated for a specific examination, appointment or procedure, and for people who are accompanied by patients.
Exceptions may be made for certain situations, including emergencies and end-of-life care, the health authority said in the news. In those cases, supportive people should follow additional infection control measures.
Those seeking care or treatment in hospitals do not need proof of vaccination.
Atlantic Canada COVID-19 Case Numbers
- Nova Scotia on Wednesday reported one new death and 25 new cases. The active case load in the province is now 254.
- New Brunswick reported a new death on Wednesday and 71 new cases. There are 775 active cases in the province and 51 are in hospital, 25 in intensive care. New Brunswick is implementing a 14-day circuit breaker, including limiting Thanksgiving gatherings to single homes.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases Wednesday. The province has 132 active cases, and 14 people are in the hospital.
- Prince Edward Island reported a new case on Tuesday and has nine active cases.