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Self‑isolation rules for people entering Nova Scotia

Posted by Dalhousie University on July 27, 2020 in News

To:       Dalhousie students

From:   Ivan Joseph, Vice-Provost, Student Affairs

Date:   July 27, 2020

Re:       Self-isolation rules for people entering Nova Scotia

Hello Students,

I hope this note finds you all well and in good spirits enjoying the hot and relaxing days of summer.

With the start of the 2020 fall term fast approaching at Dalhousie, we know that those of you who are planning to return to Nova Scotia have questions about the current rules for entering the province—restrictions imposed by Nova Scotia Public Health and, for international travellers, the Canadian Quarantine Act.

Currently, anyone entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must fill out a self-declaration form before travelling to the province, and must self-isolate for 14 days directly after arriving in Nova Scotia, or for the duration of the stay if it’s less than 14 days. If you have already self-isolated in another Atlantic Canadian province, you may enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating again.

It is important to note that self-isolation rules for people entering Nova Scotia may change before your arrival. You can keep up to date on current protocols at novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel.

Students living in residence

There will be on-campus options for self-isolation available to students who will be living in residence this fall. An email has been sent to residence students with more information about self-isolation support and other important information. These details will also be posted to our Dal Residence website and its COVID-19 Info page, dal.ca/res-covid19. Questions about self-isolation in residence can be directed to residence@dal.ca.

All students, whether you are living on or off campus, are expected to follow the rules set out by the provincial government. Please note, anyone failing to comply with the self-isolation protocols could be fined by the province: $1,000 for a first offence, and up to $10,000 for subsequent offences. Let’s all be responsible together for the safety of our community.

It is important to note that students are responsible for any costs incurred for accommodations and other expenses due to self-isolation throughout the year. For information on Dalhousie’s financial aid programs, including scholarships, bursaries, student loans, tools for managing your money or to book a meeting with a financial aid advisor, visit dal.ca/financialaid.

We are looking forward to having you back at Dalhousie.  Stay safe and be well.

Take care,


Dr. Ivan Joseph
Vice-Provost, Student Affairs
Dalhousie University