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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

COVID-19 update regarding numbers and livestreaming: January 27, 2021

The current guidelines allow a maximum of 50 people directly involved in the sport activity, without social distancing. The number 50 must include everyone on the field of play. This includes the players, coaches, trainers, officials, etc. (everyone who would normally be needed if it were a regular practice, game, or competition). The 50 in the field of play does not include facility or venue staff required to operate the game or performance safely.   

When granted permission from the venue, the event may be produced, recorded, live streamed and/or broadcasted by a business. A business is classified as a company that professionally produces video or live streaming services (such as Eastlink). The business’ video production team is limited to 10 people (which are permitted to be present in addition to the 50 participants) and they must maintain physical distance and comply with all applicable rules and regulations, from Public Health rules to venue rules to the rules and regulations governing recording and broadcasting of individuals. If there is a need for more than 10, the video team can submit a proposal to the Safety Division at the Department of Labour and Advanced Education at LAESafetybranch@novascotia.ca.   

Outside of a business providing a production team, people or groups who are not a business who wish to provide social media streaming or recording of sport events would count towards the total of 50 people directly involved in the sport activity.  As with businesses providing broadcasting services, these people would also be responsible for abiding by applicable laws and regulations as well as the regulations of the facility where the event is taking place. In addition to Public Health regulations currently in existence, this would include all laws and regulations pertaining to broadcasting, streaming, videoing, etc., in addition to any social media policies that groups may have in place. 


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