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Nova Scotia Proof-of-Vaccine Requirement for Private Music Teachers

The Nova Scotia Provincial Government and Public Health have announced that proof of full vaccination will be required to participate in non-essential activities in Nova Scotia beginning on Oct. 4, 2021. Anyone age 12 or older who is not fully vaccinated will not be able to access discretionary, recreational, or non-essential activities, with minimal exceptions.

Individual and group music lessons and ensemble rehearsals do require Covid vaccine confirmations from individuals age 12 or older under the categories of businesses and organizations offering indoor and outdoor recreation and indoor and outdoor festivals, special events and arts and culture events.

More details are provided in the Nova Scotia Government’s online document entitled “Covid-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities” (link provided below)

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-Protocol-for-proof-full-vaccination-events-activities-en.pdf

Businesses and organizations are not able to keep records of people’s proof of vaccination without their consent because it is private health information. However, they can get consent from people to keep this information. A template consent form is available in the “Proof of Full Vaccination Guide for Businesses and Organizations” provided by the Nova Scotia Provincial Government.

The template permission form is located in Appendix B Pg. 17 (link provided below)

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/proof-full-vaccination-guide-businesses-en.pdf

 

The NSRMTA and its members remain fully committed to providing a safe environment by following Nova Scotia Public Health's COVID-19 guidance for child care settings and the arts sectors of Nova Scotia. All protocols are enforced regarding implementation of the health policies as laid out by Public Health and its Communicable Disease and Prevention protocols. These guidelines are followed by all NSRMTA members. However, if members would like to add further precautions to their own personal procedure, the NSRMTA will respect the need to do so

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