*UPDATE* Re-testing required for potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone

Today the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness announced two additional cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19. As part of our investigation, Nova Scotia Health Public Health is asking anyone who was present at two previously announced potential exposure locations in Central Zone to self-isolate and get tested immediately, even if they have already been tested.

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

Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times are required to self-isolate while waiting for their test result.

  • Atlantic Photo Supply Halifax (6111 Pepperell St, Halifax) on Jan. 20 between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m.
  • HomeSense Bayers Lake (9 Washmill Lake Ct, Halifax) on Jan. 22 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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 or PEI is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person returning from non-essential travel outside Nova Scotia or PEI 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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