As of Friday (May 1), the following restrictions have been lifted in Nova Scotia, providing physical distancing rules of keeping two metres apart and not gathering in groups of more than 5 remain:

Provincial and municipal parks and trails in the province are allowed to re-open, although playground equipment will continue to be off limits.

Sportfishing will be allowed from shore or boat, but fishing derbies are not allowed.

People can attend boating, yacht or sailing clubs for the purpose of preparing boats for use.

Nova Scotians will be allowed to use and visit community gardens, and garden centres, nurseries and similar businesses can re-open.

Golf driving ranges may open, including those at golf clubs, but courses must remain closed. Golf clubs are allowed to perform necessary maintenance and preparations for opening.

People can use their cottages. This is restricted to one household unit at a time, and travel must be directly to the cottage and back. The province says travelling back and forth from cottages to primary residence is discouraged.

Provincial and private campgrounds remain closed but can perform necessary maintenance and prepare for opening. An exception is recreational vehicles parked year-round at private campgrounds, which can be used following the same rules as cottages.

Drive-in religious services are allowed, as long as people stay in their cars, parked two metres apart, and there are no interactions between people in cars and others.

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