Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Marine Atlantic ferry crossings

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on multiple Marine Atlantic ferry crossings. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures
 
Anyone who was on the following Marine Atlantic ferry crossings are asked to immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. 
 
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.
 
  • Marine Atlantic crossings travelling on MV Blue Puttees from North Sydney, NS to Port-aux-Basques, NL and from Port-aux-Basques, NL to North Sydney, NS on the crossings listed below. All passengers are asked to immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this ferry on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, January 30, 2021.
 
MV Blue Puttees (crossings between North Sydney and Port aux Basques)
 

Date

Departing North Sydney, NS

Departing Port Aux Basques, NL

December 29, 2020

12:47 p.m.

11:37 p.m.

December 30, 2020

11:41 p.m.

Cancelled

December 31, 2020

Cancelled

Cancelled

January 1, 2021

11:50 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

January 2, 2021

11:33 p.m.

11:38 a.m.

January 3, 2021

11:50 p.m.

11:39 a.m.

January 4, 2021

11:45 p.m.

11:39 a.m.

January 5, 2021

11:38 p.m.

11:32 a.m.

January 6, 2021

11:35 p.m.

11:45 a.m.

January 7, 2021

Cancelled

10:51 a.m.

January 8, 2021

12:00 p.m.

11:37 p.m.

January 9, 2021

12:23 p.m.

11:38 p.m.

January 10, 2021

12:04 p.m.

11:36 p.m.

January 11, 2021

12:08 p.m.

11:37 p.m.

January 12, 2021

12:51 p.m.

11:38 p.m.

January 13, 2021

12:10 p.m.

11:31 p.m.

January 14, 2021

12:02 p.m.

11:40 p.m.

January 15, 2021

12:12 p.m.

11:41 p.m.

January 16, 2021

2:53 p.m.

Cancelled

Please remember:
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.
 
Currently, anyone who traveled outside Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland and Labrador is unable to isolate alone, then everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as well. 

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
 
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