Safety Updates


Mar 21st, 2022 - Phase 3 Update

Effective 21-Mar-2022, Provincial Public Health begins Phase 3 of reopening. 

Facilities can operate at full capacity for spectators, social distancing is no longer permitted and masks are no longer permitted.

Please keep in mind there may be some people who are immune deficient that may still wear masks so please be respectful and mindful to those folks who continue to wear masks by choice.

Total Spectators:

  1. Sackville Arena                 - Full Capacity
  2. Sackville Sports Stadium  - Full Capacity


As a reference, here is a Google Sheet that is maintained by BDMHA (Arena Covid Restrictions - Google Sheet).

This is great as a reference tool, and it has been updated for many venues for "Phase 2",however we still suggest it best to contact the opposing team safety rep contacts and request information regarding any restrictions they have in their home facilities ahead of each game.

Contacts with no symptoms

There will no longer be isolation or testing requirements for contacts who do not have symptoms. Contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19 are not required to isolate or get tested but should monitor for symptoms. If the contact lives with the person who tests positive, the contact is not required to isolate or get tested but should monitor for symptoms and testing is recommended.

People with symptoms

People who live with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and develops symptoms will need to isolate and test immediately, and then do a second test 72 hours later. If using rapid tests, a third test is required 48 hours after the second. People can leave isolation if all tests are negative, symptoms are improving and they’ve had no fever for 24 hours.

There is no change for people who do not live with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and develop symptoms – they still need to isolate and test immediately. If using rapid tests, a second test 48 hours after the first is required.

People can leave isolation if all tests are negative, symptoms are improving and they’ve had no fever for 24 hours. The Nova Scotia Health Authority website will be updated with more details at:

Anyone who is still within 90 days of recovering from a confirmed case of COVID-19 does not have to isolate or test. If they develop symptoms during that period, they should still stay home because they are sick with something (such as a cold or flu) and should avoid spreading it to others.


Feb 28th, 2022 - Update

SMH parents & spectators are to follow all Public Health guidelines and all facility guidelines. (Arena, Stadium).

The following Public Health Changes take effect today, February 28th.

Starting today POV are not required to be checked at the Arena or Stadium.

Also here are the number of Spectators for our home arenas.

Arena - 600 spectators
Stadium - 50 Spectators

Below you will also find some other general information for reference:


What is a Close COVID Contact? Click Here

Here is a link to Covid restrictions for each arena in HRM and surrounding areas. It is updated regulary and is a great tool for reference for Safety Reps and Team Managers for communicating to their teams ahead of arriving at the venue. 


Concussion Safety

Hockey Canada has launched a new Concussion Toolbox loaded with resources for Coaches, Managers, Players, and Families.

They have even launched a Concussion Awareness App:

The following resources can be found as part of the Hockey Canada Concussion Toolbox. 



If you have questions regarding safety and covid policies, please contact Gordie LeMoine at: