Travel update for parents/guardians travelling from out of province to pick up students


As of April 22, 2021, people from outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador will not be allowed to enter Nova Scotia unless their travel is essential, or they are permanent residents of Nova Scotia.

Parents/guardians entering Nova Scotia by vehicle to pick up a student and take them home as quickly as possible are considered essential travellers.

We ask that any parents/guardians coming into Nova Scotia to pick up a student follow these important health and safety guidelines:

  • Drive directly to and from the destination (such as a workplace or school)
  • Only use contactless services (i.e. gas and drive-thrus for food/banking)
  • If staying overnight is necessary, parents/guardians must isolate in their overnight accommodation.
  • Wear a non-medical mask in any indoor public space other than their overnight accommodation.
  • Have no close contact with anyone, except the student they are dropping off or picking up.
  • When picking a student up on campus, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must remain in their car, letting the student pack their own belongings.
  • Any contact with the student should only happen after the vehicle is fully packed, and the student no longer needs to enter the residence buildings.

Please consult the Province of Nova Scotia's COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information.


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