Nova Scotia is responding to a global pandemic. Each of us is being asked to do our part to ensure the safety of all Nova Scotians, including staying at home, practising social distancing and frequent hand washing. These measures will help flatten the curve of COVID-19 to prevent its spread in the province.
Community Links continues to work with senior-serving organizations and the Government of Nova Scotia to support older adults and help ensure basic needs are met.
211 is a toll free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area. Available 24/7 in over 140 languages. If you need non-emergency, non-medical help, call 211 or visit ns.211.ca to search the online database.
Older Nova Scotians are encouraged to call 211 or visit ns.211.ca for non-emergency, non-medical help and information.
Community Links encourages Nova Scotians to regularly visit the Government of Nova Scotia’s coronavirus web page to get accurate, up-to-date information: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
For Alerts and Notices see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts
COVID-19 Testing and Data see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#cases
When to seek help see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#help
Travel Advice, see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#travel
NS Government Response to COVID-19: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#response
Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority: https://www.nshealth.ca/temporary-service-and-facility-closure-notices-nova-scotia-health-authority-updated-310-pm-march-16
For Government of Canada resources, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/canadas-reponse.html
If you know someone without Internet access who needs general information about the coronavirus, please advise them to call 1-833-784-4397