Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights from Toronto to Sydney

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate and 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.

  • Air Canada flight 8210 travelling from Toronto (10:20 p.m.) on December 2 to Sydney (12:00 a.m.) on December 3. Passengers in rows 14 to 18 should continue to self-isolate and visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. Passengers without online access can call 811 to book testing. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including December 17.

As a precaution, anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows/seats who has or has had any mild symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a test. Passengers without online access can call 811 to book testing.

  • Air Canada flight AC 8210 travelling from Toronto (10:55 p.m.) on November 18 to Sydney (12:16 a.m.) on November 19. Passengers in rows 21 to 25, seats A, C, D and F. All other passengers on this flight should continue to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Please remember:

Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or you are currently experiencing:

  • fever or cough (new or worsening)

OR

  • two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
    • sore throat
    • runny nose
    • headache
    • shortness of breath

Please do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so.  

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person travelling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, 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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