SSTL COVID-19 updates

Pre-Screening Personnel

SSTL will require proof of full vaccination, having taken effect, from all trainees prior to trainee enrollment in SSTL programs or services. 

Personnel who are not able to produce proof of full vaccination in effect will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test result, from a test taken within 96 hours of arrival at SSTL.

SSTL door will open at approximately 0800, or just before, to admit students/personnel.  Students/personnel should have proof of vaccination/test results with them at all times while attending SSTL.


ON SSTL premises, all personnel will be expected to wear masks (face coverings) while in common areas, and wherever social distancing is not possible (e.g. inside vehicles or boats.)

Masks will not be required in classrooms, provided that the seating arrangements permit suitable spacing between personnel (2 m).  Personnel are permitted to wear masks in class, if they wish.

Masks will not be required in circumstances where their use might impede training outcomes.  For example, masks will not be required when personnel are donning/using SCBA.


Social Distancing

In general, SSTL will maintain social distancing where possible and practical.  Classrooms will be set up to allow approx. 2m between personnel, and/or personnel will be seated at separate tables.

Class sizes which make social distancing difficult or impossible will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

SSTL General Safety

SSTL is obligated to protect the safety of its staff members and other personnel at SSTL locations.  SSTL will take whatever measures it deems appropriate to mitigate risks and maintain safety, including declining symptomatic or unvaccinated trainees per the above parameters.

All personnel (staff, trainees, delegates, vendors) are expected to follow Nova Scotia Governmental directives and Public Health Orders.

SSTL is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of staff and clients, and we ask for your patience as we try to safely provide training and service. We also ask that you do your part – stay safe, provide and use PPE where applicable, self isolate when required, follow provincial health guidance, and do not expose others to risk.