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Update to COVID-19 Public Health Restrictions for Campgrounds

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Province of Nova Scotia announced the easing of some restrictions around COVID-19 that directly relate to campground operations.

Provincial and private campgrounds remain closed, but they can perform necessary maintenance and preparations for opening. An exception is recreational vehicles (RV) parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used with conditions. This means that seasonal campers will be able to stay in their RVs/trailers, but no short-term camping is permitted at this time.

Use of RVs is restricted to one household unit at a time, travel must be directly to the RV and back, and travelling back and forth frequently from RV and primary residence is discouraged. Existing public health directives around social distancing and social gatherings remain in place. People must keep two metres apart and not gather in groups of more than five.

These measures are in effect as of May 1.

Details on these adjustments can be found at,

Tourism Nova Scotia will continue to update tourism operators on any changes related to the public health orders on our website at, and through our inTouch newsletter.