Services During COVID-19
On June 2, 2020, Dr. Strang, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, approved the plan submitted by the Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP) for private sector practitioners to resume non-urgent / essential in person services starting on June 5.
Dr. Strang's letter of approval can be found here.
The complete sector plan from NSCASLP can be found here.
Starting July 31, 2020, visitors must wear a mask in all common areas of Paddlers Cove (stairwells, hallways, washrooms). This is required by law. Exceptions: children under the age of 2, children age 2 to 4 who cannot tolerate a mask, those with valid medical conditions.
UPDATE: April 28, 2021
Regarding province-wide lockdown
Under the lockdown, regulated health professionals are allowed to remain open, operating according to their profession's sector plan. Speech-language pathologists are regulated health professionals. Shoreline will remain open for in-person services as appropriate during the lockdown. Telepractice services are also available and encouraged when appropriate.
The day before your appointment, you must complete this form.
CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT IF:
You OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD have travelled outside of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or PEI in the last 14 days. (If you are travelling due to 'essential' reasons as per Public Health's policies, please contact us so we can accommodate you.)
You have been in close contact (<6 feet) with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
You OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD have tested positive for COVID-19 or you are symptomatic and have a swab pending.
In the last 24 hours you have had 1 of (new or worsening): fever, cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose/nasal congestion, shortness of breath. If you do, stay home and book a COVID test.
You have been instructed by Public Health to self-isolate.
You have been to any location identified by the Public Health Alerts (see COVID-19 Hub for Current Public Health Alerts).