Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

Low risk exposure

For the following location, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result.

  • The Balcony Candy Shoppe (129 Victoria St. E, Amherst) on August 20 between 2 p.m. and 4 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, Sept. 3.

High risk exposure

Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the isolation and testing instructions in this table as a high risk contact.

  • Swoop 198 travelling on August 16 from Hamilton (3:40 p.m.) to Halifax (6:23 p.m.). Passengers in rows 9 to 14 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, Aug. 30.

To book your COVID-19 test visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en, regardless of whether or not you 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.

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

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

Please note:

Please get tested at a primary assessment centre or public health mobile unit; do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

Nova Scotians also have the option to access their results online at c19results.nshealth.ca/. To be eligible to receive results online, by email or by auto call, you need to bring a provincial health card or student ID with you to your testing appointment. It can take up to 72 hours to receive or access test results. It is not unusual for two or more family members to be tested at the same time and receive results at different times.

If you have not booked your vaccine appointment, please visit 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.