New Regulation Updates

New updates as of October 15, 2020

Extension of Service

Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) & Restaurants Canada submitted a request for several changes for restaurants & bars regarding the existing protocols.

As of Friday, October 16, liquor licensed establishments will be allowed to remain open till 1:00 am. This means that alcohol will be allowed to be served until 1:00 am and all alcohol must be removed from tables by 2:00 am and patrons can remain on the premises until the normal closing hours for the liquor license.


New updates as of September 25, 2020

Revised order:   https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/health-protection-act-order-by-the-medical-officer-of-health.pdf

Section 11: allows restaurants and liquor licensed establishment to remain open until normal closing hours as long as food and alcohol are removed from tables by 1am.  This allows those places that might be showing a late night sports event such as Raptors game 7 or the upcoming UFC fight to allow patrons to remain to finish watching the game without having to seek an exemption from Dr. Strang.

Section 11.2: allows restaurant and liquor licensed establishment patrons to play darts and pool therein.

Section 11.3: prohibits restaurants and liquor licensed establishments from holding dart or pool tournaments.