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Travel over the February Study Break

Posted by Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting) on February 4, 2021 in News


To:                 Dalhousie students

From:            Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting)

Date:             February 4, 2020

Re:                Travel over the February Study Break

With the study break approaching this month (February 15–19), we want to remind you that the Government of Canada continues to advise Canadians and visitors in the country to avoid non-essential travel. An increase of COVID-19 cases could result in sudden travel restrictions, potentially impacting your plans if you choose to travel.

If you are currently in Nova Scotia and choose to leave the province for the break:

  • A 14-day self-isolation period will be required upon your return, with the exception of those returning from Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. You will also be required to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-In. (Please monitor the NS COVID website for changes.)
  • The Nova Scotia provincial government is also strongly recommending one COVID-19 test on day 6, 7 or 8 of the 14-day self-isolation period. You must book an appointment. Please do not visit any pop-up rapid-testing sites during your self-isolation.
  • A negative COVID-19 test does NOT mean you may end your self-isolation early. You must complete the full 14-day self-isolation period.
  • Residence students must inform the Residence Office of any plans to travel outside of the province (residence@dal.ca).
  • International students must inform the International Centre of any plans to travel outside of Canada (international.centre@dal.ca).

If you are staying in Nova Scotia for the break:

  • We are so fortunate to be in a province that currently lists only 11 active COVID cases. Let’s keep up the good work! When getting together with friends or family in small groups, please be mindful to follow current public health guidelines.
  • Doing “our part” also means making testing part of our regular prevention measures—even if you don’t have symptoms—particularly before and after social interactions, even within smaller/regular social circles. Appointments can be booked online by choosing the “Request asymptomatic testing” option.

For COVID-19 updates and information for the Dalhousie community, visit dal.ca/coronavirus. For more information on COVID-19 protocols in Nova Scotia, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

Thank you to all for your continued efforts to keep our community safe.


Verity Turpin
Vice-Provost Student Affairs (Acting)

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.

We recognize the histories, contributions and legacies of African Nova Scotian communities which have been here for over 400 years.