Nova Scotia has a population of 982,000 people. At the present time 51,000 have not had a vaccine shot while 46,000 others are awaiting their second vaccine shot. The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League and Board of Governors as the League prepares for it's season opening night Friday, Oct 1 want to ensure the safety of our fans and will be strictly following the rules laid out by Premier Tim Houston and Nova Scotia Public Health Wednesday afternoon. Some of rules to be followed are as follows:
- Masks, for example, will continue to be mandatory in public places. So in hockey, our mask policy will remain the same as it was in Phase 4: On the ice, masks are not required during practices, training sessions, and games. Off the ice, masks will be required. Please note that coaches and instructors who work with more than one group must wear a mask at all times while inside the facility (including while on the ice).
- Physical distancing and gathering limits for events hosted by a recognized business or organization will be lifted.
- Proof of full vaccination will be required for non-essential events and activities (including all Hockey Nova Scotia-sanctioned events and activities).