NS Health has informed us that there was a COVID-19 exposure at the Sportsplex on October 5, between 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m in the Aquatics Centre. Anyone who was there during this time is considered to have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Public Health requires anyone who is a close contact to follow the instructions below based on your COVID-19 vaccine status.
Anyone who was considered a close contact has been contacted directly. This post is for information for others who may have been in the pool area at the time so they can be aware and monitor for symptoms.
- Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure (until October 19, 2021). Symptoms include new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following: fever (chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
- If they do not have symptoms, Public Health recommends they book a PCR COVID-19 test at least 72 hours after the last exposure. Self-isolation is not required, and they can go to work and other permitted activities as usual.
- Anyone who has or develops symptoms are required to self-isolate, book a PCR COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until they receive a negative test result. Public Health recommends testing at least 48 hours after the start of symptoms.
NOT FULLY VACCINATED, you are required to immediately self-isolate whether or not you have symptoms and choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Self-isolate and,
- Book a PCR COVID-19 test (not a rapid antigen test) when you receive this letter.
- Book a second PCR COVID-19 test 6 or 7 days after the last exposure. You can stop isolating, after 7 full days, only if this test is negative, you have no symptoms and you have no additional exposures (until October 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.).
- Please avoid contact with immunocompromised people (i.e. nursing homes).
- A third PCR test is recommended on day 14 after the last exposure.
Option 2: Self-isolate and,
- If you choose NOT to be tested on day 6/7 after the last exposure you must continue isolating for a full 14 days from the last exposure (October 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.).
- Testing also continues to be strongly recommended when you receive this letter and on day 14 after the last exposure.