The use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces in Nova Scotia.

All farmers’ market vendors, staff, volunteers, and patrons must wear a face mask while attending an indoor farmers’ market or going into an indoor public area at a farmers’ market.

Important update regarding
the use of face masks

  • Non-medical masks should fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops, be made of at least two layers of tightly woven material fabric, and be large enough to completely cover the nose and mouth without gaping.
  • Non-medical masks shouldn’t be made of plastic or other non-breathable materials, as such masks are not acceptable according to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.
  • Face shields are not an acceptable alternative to face masks according to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.
  • Face masks do not need to be worn in outdoor areas.
  • Face masks may be temporarily removed in indoor spaces when eating or drinking.
  • Musicians, performers, or entertainers who need to use vocal activities may remove their face mask during their performance.
  • Further exemptions include individuals with underlying medical conditions, children under the age of 2, or children aged 2 to 4 if they cannot be persuaded.

For questions about a specific market, please direct your inquiry to the market directly. Find a list of our member markets here.