Changes to Nova Scotia Health Authority’s visitor restrictions during COVID-19

The Covid Chronicle

**** NSHA Media Release

Visitor restrictions are in place at all NSHA facilities to help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions are reviewed and updated as needed.​
As of May 22, 2020, the following exceptions to visitor restrictions have been added:​
  • Two support people for:
  • people receiving palliative care or medical assistance in dying
  • children admitted to hospital​ ​
  • labour and birth​
  • One support person for:
  • children in outpatient settings
  • patients who need assistance, including but not limited to cancer care, some emergency, outpatient or critical care situations, discharge planning (a healthy person to pick up discharged patients)
  • patients with significant cognitive or physical disabilities who need an essential support person in order to receive care​
If you have questions about these exceptions, please talk to your care team.
If you feel unwell (fever/chills/sweats, new cough or a cough that’s getting worse, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, headache or shortness of breath) or are waiting for results of COVID-19 test results, please do not visit.

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