Shuttered Nova Scotian businesses can re-open June 5

Need a haircut? You're in luck. Need daycare? Too bad.

Communications Nova Scotia
Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Wednesday that Nova Scotia’s economy is re-opening in just over a week. As of Friday, June 5, sectors from massage therapy to hair salons to bars will be allowed to open their doors to customers, provided they follow social distancing and other public health requirements such as cleaning.

"Nova Scotians have done a lot of hard work to get us to this point," said McNeil. "I know many are eager to get back to business and restart our economy."

The province's full list of sectors allowed to open is:
  • restaurants for dine-in, as well as takeout and delivery
  • bars, wineries, distilleries and taprooms
  • lounges are not permitted to reopen at this time
  • personal services, such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments
  • fitness facilities, such as gyms, yoga studios and climbing facilities
  • veterinarians
  • dentistry and other self-regulated health professions such as optometry, chiropractic and physiotherapy
  • unregulated health professions such as massage therapy, podiatry and naturopathy
Each of these sectors will have a plan with the province for the re-opening of their specific industry, including maintaining two meters distance and limiting the number of p