our Covid 19 policy Halifax Association of Vegetarians

We are committed to the health and safety of our volunteers as well as everyone who participates in any of our events, and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As such the Halifax Association of Vegetarians has postponed any in-person events for the foreseeable future.

Please note that when we do resume hosting events, our focus will be on keeping participants healthy. As such, if you are feeling unwell during or shortly before the time an event is taking place, please do not attend. Feeling unwell includes, but is not limited to, respiratory issues (cough, running nose, fever, shortness of breath).

Please do not attend an event and event if you have recently travelled outside of Nova Scotia. You will need to postpone attending an event until after 14 days from travel to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

If you do attend one of our events, please follow these hygiene protocols for your safety and ours:

  • Use hand sanitizer which will be provided at several easily accessible locations in the event venue.
  • If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue or into your bended elbow and wash or sanitize your hands immediately afterwards.
  • No shaking of hands, hugging, or touching.
  • All visitors must sign in for contact tracing purposes.
  • Masks must be worn at all times unless seated.

Proof of Vaccination

Beginning October 4th, 2021, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination in order to participate in discretionary, non-essential events and activities that gather people together (like going to restaurants, movies, sports events, theatre performances, social events and the gym). Proof of vaccination isn't required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult or on their own).

Verifying proof of vaccination

Organizations need to verify proof of vaccination visually.

After verifying proof of vaccination, they must also review additional identification to confirm your identity. Accepted identification includes:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Government issued identification (ID) card
  • Health Card
  • Passport
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • Student identification (ID) card

You can use the original version of your identification (card, paper or digital). You can also use a clear photocopy, photo or screenshot.

Medical exceptions for COVID-19 vaccination

The proof of full vaccination protocol allows for a valid medical exception by a nurse practitioner or doctor.

Medical criteria

A medical exception for COVID-19 vaccination will only be granted under certain circumstances. For information please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/proof-of-full-vaccination-policy/

People who receive a medical exception for COVID-19 vaccination receive a Valid Medical Contraindication for COVID-19 Vaccination letter. You need to present the letter anywhere in Nova Scotia proof of full vaccination is required.

For more information, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/proof-of-full-vaccination-policy/

Watch the below video to learn how you can get your proof of vaccination.

Thanks for helping to keep us all healthy and safe.

“Life is too short to make others shorter.” -Chris Hannah


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