CORRECTION to October 4 potential exposure notifications in Western Zone, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights, as well as issuing corrections to the exposure notification on October 4 regarding one address and three dates of listed precautionary exposure locations in Western Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our daily activities, there will be changes in how Public Health communicates COVID-19 public exposures. We will no longer be issuing exposures based on the risk levels of low, moderate, or high. We will be issuing COVID precaution notifications and COVID exposure notifications, where your self-isolation and testing requirements will be based on your vaccination status. You can find this information in this table (http://policy.nshealth.ca/Site_Published/covid19/document_render.aspx?do...)

COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION (there has been a potential exposure of minimal risk to the public)
If you were present at any of the following locations for at least 15 minutes on the named dates and times, you are required to follow the instructions in this table for a COVID-19 Precaution Notification based on your vaccination status.

· La Frasca Cibi & Vini (5650 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax) on September 27 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 11.

· Seven Bays Bouldering-Café (114 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax) on September 30 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 14.

· Fit4Less - second floor weight room only (278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax) on:
o September 27 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
o October 2 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 16.

· *CORRECTION TO ADDRESS* Hole in the Wall Restaurant (23 Water St., Windsor) on October 1 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 15.

· *CORRECTION TO DATE* Luckett Vineyards (1293 Grand Pre Rd., Wolfville) on October 2 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 16.

· *CORRECTION TO DATE* Benjamin Bridge (1966 White Rock Rd., Wolfville) on October 2 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 16.

· *CORRECTION TO DATE* Grand Pre Winery (11611 Evangeline Trail, Grand Pre) on October 2 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 16.

COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION (the public has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19)
If you were present at the following location or on the following flights in the specified rows and seats on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes, you are required to follow the instructions in this table for a COVID-19 Exposure Notification based on your vaccination status.

· Seven Bays Bouldering-Gym (114 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax) on September 30 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 14.

· WestJet 392 travelling on September 28 from Edmonton (10:30 p.m.) to Halifax on September 29 (6:09 a.m.) Passengers in rows 7-13, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 13.

· WestJet 250 travelling on October 1 from Toronto (3:40 p.m.) to Halifax (6:38 p.m.) Passengers in rows 16-22, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 15.

· Air Canada 7588 travelling on October 2 from Toronto (8:55 p.m.) to Sydney on October 3 (12:16 a.m.) Passengers in rows 14-20, seats A, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 17.

For those who require testing, book your PCR COVID-19 test at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. When booking your test online, please select the reason for testing as: I was at one of the exposure sites at the date and time identified in a recent Public Health public service announcement or letter where testing was recommended. Please get tested at a COVID-19 testing centre or public health mobile unit; do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Anyone who is travelling within Canada into Nova Scotia must follow the provincial travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://novascotia.ca/reopening-plan/phase-five/

Anyone who is traveling from outside of Canada into Nova Scotia must follow the federal travel regulations based on vaccination status. View details at: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid#f

If you are not fully vaccinated, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/book-your-vaccination-appointment/ or call 1-833-797-7772.

When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour or activities of those named in the notification.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.