In light of the current restrictions and safety of our community being top priority, Open East Hants, that was orginally scheduled for the end of May, will be postponed until a later date. We will announce a new date once the restrictions ease. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Wednesday February 10th 10-11 am
During this Brewing Business we will be joined by Isaac Nkansah, Business Account Manager with RBC, who will provide information on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program or HASCAP. For more information click here.
Please join us virtually with a cup of coffee from your office for a casual meeting with local businesses like yourself. Register in order to receive the link to join.
Once registered you will receive a link to the event on Tuesday afternoon.
Please tell your friends, business partners and colleagues. All are welcome!
Let us know you’ll be joining us so we can let you in. Register here.
Minister Ng announces launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Read more…
- in and out of western and central HRM (HRM is defined from Hubbards to, and including, Porters Lake and the communities up to Elmsdale, Enfield, and Mount Uniacke in Hants County) Please see https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ for boundaries.
- to other Atlantic provinces
- the gathering limit in public is five (or up to the number of members of an immediate family in a household)
- mandatory masking now applies to common areas of multi-unit residential buildings, such as apartment buildings and condos
- restaurants and licenced establishments are closed for in-person dining but may provide take-out or delivery
- retail stores must restrict shoppers and staff to 25% or less of allowable capacity
- wineries, distilleries and breweries cannot hold tastings or in-person dining and must follow retail rules in their stores (delivery and curbside pickup allowed)
- organized sports, recreational, athletic, arts and cultural activities, faith-based activities are paused
- profit and non-profit fitness and recreational facilities closed
- libraries and museums are closed, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
- the casino and First Nations gaming establishments are closed
- stronger enforcement of illegal gatherings, including ticketing of all attendees (total fine of $1,000)
- Schools, after-school programs and childcare will remain open while certain personal services businesses such as hairstylists, estheticians and nail salons in western and central HRM can continue except procedures that cannot be done while a patron is masked.
- to protect our most vulnerable, there will be no visitors except volunteers and designated caregivers to long-term care facilities and Adult Residential Centres and Regional Rehabilitation Centres licensed by the Department of Community Services
- sports teams are restricted to local or regional play only
- no extracurricular activities between schools
- To further protect our most vulnerable, staff, volunteers and designated caregivers at long-term facilities in HRM will undergo voluntary, bi-weekly testing. Testing will be phased-in starting Nov. 27.
Please visit New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 – Government of Nova Scotia, Canada for further information.
Government of Canada: https://canada.ca/coronavirus
Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island announced Monday that they are backing out of the Atlantic bubble for at least two weeks. Read more…
To learn about the latest restriction put in place by the provincial government please visit: novascotia.ca/release