Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia has updated our farmers’ market sector-specific COVID-19 prevention plan. This plan is in the form of recommended directives that will allow Nova Scotia’s farmers’ markets to adhere to restrictions imposed by the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act order while continuing to safely operate and serve Nova Scotians. To review the document, please click here.
Starting at 8am on Tuesday, April 27 and until at least Thursday, May 20, Nova Scotia will have new restrictions specifically for communities in and outside of the Halifax region. Changes to restrictions are highlighted on pages 2-5 of this document. The term “Halifax region” includes the Halifax area, as well as the communities of Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, Mount Uniacke, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum, and Trafalgar.
Please note that farmers’ markets are still allowed to operate in all regions throughout Nova Scotia. Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia continues to hold that public markets are essential food infrastructure providing essential economic services.
All of Nova Scotia remains under a Provincial State of Emergency and farmers’ markets must continue to adhere to restrictions contained in the most current Nova Scotia Health Protection Act order. Please note that the situation can change at any time. Go to https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ to stay updated on the situation.
All farmers’ markets should observe the measures outlined in the directives on pages 2-5 of this document and adopt a regionally appropriate COVID-19 prevention plan for their farmers’ market’s operations. Additional resources are available at the end of this document (page 6).