COVID-19 Response


On October 4, 2021, when we enter Phase Five of Nova Scotia's reopening plan, Halifax Grammar School will be embracing the opportunity to lift restrictions and we ask that our community members abide by the following modifications:

  1. All members of our community who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated. (Any community member unable to be vaccinated should inform the school.)
  2. Masks are to be worn when entering the school and during the day when travelling to and from class.
  3. Masks may be removed in class.
  4. Masks may be removed during extracurricular activities.
  5. Masks may be removed when outside.

Although restrictions are lifting, we strongly encourage our community members to wear masks, Any community member who would like to wear a mask is always welcomed to do so and will at no time be asked to remove their mask. We will review these expectations accordingly as vaccinations for students under the age of twelve become available.

Grammar's 2021-2022 Reopening Plan is predicated on the explicit expectation that every community member who is twelve or older has received two doses of a Canadian Government approved vaccine. It is also predicated on the explicit expectation that the school will be informed of any student twelve or older is not vaccinated. So too, our plan reflects the recommendations of the Department of Health & Wellness and the Department of Education.

Below are highlights from the 2021-2022 Reopening Plan in regard to masks, hygiene protocols, and further safety protocols, including student pick-up and drop-off, school visits, and more:

Reopening Grammar 2021-2022 Highlights

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Masks

    While under Covid-related restrictions, Grammar remains committed to the belief that (after vaccinations) wearing a mask is the best means to keep us safe. As such, in this Phase Four period, we will apply the following protocols with respect to masks:
    1. All staff, teachers, and students will wear masks in all areas of the school. 
    2. After we move to Phase Five, we will respect the Department of Health & Wellness recommendations relative to mask-wearing.
  • Hygiene Protocols

    1. Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms and common areas. 
    2. Where sinks are available in classrooms, students will be encouraged to routinely wash their hands. 
    3. Cleaning of bathrooms and commonly touched surfaces (such as door handles, handrails, etc.) will occur throughout the day. 
    4. Cleaning and disinfecting of the school will occur each evening. 
  • Safety Protocols

    Grammar is committed to a safe school environment where entry to the building and property is carefully controlled and monitored. As such, our protocols include the following:  
    1. Thermal Cameras will be used at assigned entrances.
    2. Assigned, supervised entrance points will be used for morning drop-off. 
    3. Only faculty, staff, students, and scheduled guests will be allowed to enter the building. 
    4. During the day, parents, guardians, and visitors may only enter the school by appointment, and they must wear masks. 
    5. Parents, guardians, and visitors will refrain from congregating on school grounds at all times. 
    6. Before school, students may not enter the building. When supervision is available, students may wait on the playground. 
    7. During morning drop-off, parents and guardians must remain in their cars.
    8. After school, all students who are not enrolled in the After School Program or supervised by a teacher or staff member in a scheduled activity must leave the school grounds. 
    9. Parents must arrange for students to be retrieved at the end of the school day.
    10. Prep School pick-up will take place in the driveway, as per last year, between 3:10 and 3:30.
    11. Middle School pick-up will take place in the driveway after 3:30. Middle School parents are not permitted to enter the driveway until this time. We encourage parents to pick up Middle School students on a nearby street. If a parent has picked up a Prep School student and is picking up a Middle School student, that parent must leave the driveway and return at the appointed time.
    12. Senior School pick-up will take place off-campus. We ask that parents arrange a designated pick-up location with their Senior School student. 
All official updates from Grammar will be communicated via email.

Please visit our Grammar Connect page to see how our community stayed connected amid the first provincial lockdown in Spring 2020.

Find below all Halifax Grammar School communications related to COVID-19 to date:

List of 1 frequently asked questions.


To stay up to date on potential exposure locations, please check Nova Scotia Health's Potential Exposure List daily.

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia Public Health websites.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call 811 (in Nova Scotia) for assessment information.

Trusted Resources:

Public Health Agency of Canada
Nova Scotia Public Health
World Health Organization
Global Affairs Canada