COVID-19 SAFETY AT FRINGE

Covid-19 Guidelines for the 31st Annual Halifax Fringe Festival 

What we are doing: 

  1. Sanitizing venues (lobbies, audience areas, washrooms, etc.) between performances. 
  2. Adjusting seating arrangements to allow for distancing between audience members.
  3. Reducing contact between staff, volunteers, performers, and audience members. 
  4. Advance sales only, online through tickethalifax.ca in advance of a performance.
  5. Requiring volunteers and performers to complete a Covid-19 self-assessment before entering any of the Fringe venues. 
  6. Reducing capacity in our venues in accordance with Nova Scotia Covid-19 guidelines (50% capacity limit and up to 150 spectators indoors and up to 250 spectators outdoors). While maintaining 6 feet distancing between bubbles. This is as small as 20 seats in some venues. 
  7. Following Nova Scotia’s Covid-19 guidelines for indoor and outdoor gatherings limits, social distancing, and mask protocols. 
  8. Staying up-to-date on Covid-19 numbers in Nova Scotia and Canada, and continuously updating our safety protocols to reflect our healthcare system’s needs. 

What we ask you to do: 

  1. Sanitize your hands before entering (and after leaving) any of the Fringe venues. 
  2. Wear a mask when inside or unable to socially distance. 
  3. Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others (except those in your bubble) when possible. 
  4. Stay home if you are experiencing ANY of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, temperature equal to or over 38°C, feeling feverish, chills, fatigue or weakness, muscle or body aches, new loss of smell or taste, headache, gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting),feeling very unwell.
  5. Stay home if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or have come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19. 
  6. Stay home if you have travelled outside of Atlantic Canada and have not been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia. 
  7. Respect our volunteers and staff and follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe Fringe for everyone! 
  8. Fill out our screening form before coming.

For more information and resources about Covid-19 visit:

Halifax: https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/emergency-management/coronavirus-disease-covid-19 

Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/, https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/restrictions-and-guidance/, https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-vaccine-information

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html?fbclid=IwAR3UUCz8p4sF_0nNA6xlTTmd_Ld89ZPOcAStI8-GP9uECBczggFUDm4_3ro, https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html?vaccination.

Happy and healthy fringing!