Gradual Reopening of school gymnasiums for community access

CCRCE News: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Today, the province of Nova Scotia announced the gradual reopening of school gyms to community groups for physical activity and sports. The provinceis investing $5.5 million of federal funding from the Safe Return to Class Fund for additional cleaning, ensuring students will come back to schools that have been cleaned in accordance with public health COVID-19 protocols following a school sporting activity.

This reopening will be gradual, as gym rentals will differ from school to school and will depend on the scheduling and availability of CCRCE custodial staff. As well, first priority will be given to school-based sporting events.

Our schools that will begin reopening this week are:

  • New Glasgow Academy
  • North Nova Education Centre
  • Northumberland Regional High School
  • Tatamagouche Regional Academy
  • Pugwash District High
  • Oxford Regional Education Centre
  • Springhill Junior/Senior High
  • Parrsboro Regional High
  • Amherst Regional High
  • Spring Street Academy
  • Advocate District
  • South Colchester Academy
  • Riverside Education Centre
  • Hants East Rural High
  • Hants North Rural High
  • Cobequid Educational Centre
  • Bible Hill Junior
  • Truro Elementary
  • Truro Junior

Schools listed above will now be taking rental bookings, please contact your school for information on gymnasium availability.

No spectators are permitted for any sporting events held in our schools. Following Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan, only essential adults will be permitted in schools during community use. This includes players/participants, officials, coaches, instructors or anyone else who is required to be in the gymnasium.

We appreciate your patience as we start opening up these facilities.

Please find below our Community User Guidelines. Thank you.