Nova Scotia COVID-19 Updates 

Atlantic Chapter President 

Kara Redden 

R&R Pools 

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PHTCC Notes 

  • It is not clear from the list provided whether or not Pool and Spa businesses fall into the category of "Essential" in Nova Scotia. We welcome you to edit the lobby letter below and send it to the government official for your area listed in the excel document.  

  • Police are authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act. If Nova Scotians and businesses do not practice social distancing and self-isolation, they will face fines of $1,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses. Multiple fines can be given each day an individual or business fails to comply. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. For example, fines for charging higher than fair market prices for goods and services.

  • There are several groups who are essential and exempt from gathering limits but must still maintain social distancing and other public health protocols. They include:

    • health

    • food, agrifood and fisheries

    • transportation, including trucking, rail and transit

    • construction and manufacturing

    • IT, telecommunications and critical infrastructure

    • public services, such as police, fire and ambulances

  • The PHTCC is urging all in the Pool & Spa Industry to follow these public health guidelines and take a leadership role in significantly curtailing or shutting down non-essential operations for the next two (2) weeks. Beyond this period remains to be seen, however, it has been noted by some that we have had late starts to previous seasons due to weather, so something of such critical importance warrants a similar delay.

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open should have as their top priority the health and safety of all employees and customers. Any work undertaken should be primarily focused on proper pool & hot tub “maintenance” as it pertains to the prevention of additional infectious diseases through un-sanitized and non-operable pools.

  • Recognizing that each company must make its own operating decisions, the PHTCC recommends that companies should NOT be starting new build projects during the minimum 14-day period commencing on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 pm.”

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open must take extraordinary measures to protect employees, customers, and the general public.

Lobbying Efforts 

Below you will find an editable lobby letter and an email contact list for the MLA in your area. We are lobbying to ensure our industry is categorized as essential and welcome you to join us. 

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Lobby Letter 

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Contact List 

CONTACT US 
 

Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada

5775 Atlantic Dr. Unit 17
Mississauga, ON L4W 4P3

office@poolcouncil.ca

Phone: 905.670.3714
Toll Free: 1.800.879.7066
Fax: 905.670.3069

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