Covid-19 Information

Municipal Closures and Service Updates

(As of 4:30 p.m. February 23, 2022) 

On February 23, 2022 the Province of Nova Scotia announced that it was moving up the timeline for easing public health restrictions and will end all restrictions on March 21. For more information and updated changes in restrictions visit:

Although COVID-19 cases remain high, we have reopened our indoor facilities and have transitioned back to normal service hours, for the most part.

A reminder that as part of the COVID-19 Protocol for Proof of Full Vaccination for Events and Activities, you need proof that you're fully vaccinated to participate in discretionary, non-essential events and activities that gather people together (like going to restaurants, movies, sports events, theatre performances, social events and the gym). Proof of vaccination isn't required for children 11 and younger (they can attend events and activities with a fully vaccinated adult).


  • The Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena and Recreation Centre are now open to the public.
    • Sport organizations may hold practices/training with a limit of 10 participants but no spectators are allowed.
    • Private rentals are available to groups of up to 10 total with social distancing, masking, and all other protocols in effect.
    • Food and beverages will not be allowed in the facilities.
  • Please check with the specific facility before visiting and we encourage visitors to only visit for essential needs. Avoid visiting if feeling ill, follow the physical distancing visual aids within the buildings and avoid lengthy visits or gathering.All outdoor facilities (playgrounds, trails, beaches, sports fields, tennis courts, etc.) are open and are being operated under the current public health measures.
  • We encourage you to follow our Recreation Department's Facebook page for recreation activities and department updates at

General Administration

  • The Municipal Administrative Centre is open to the public. Mask requirements for indoor public places and social distancing requirements remain in place. Check with the specific departments before visiting to ensure they are available.
  • While the public cannot physically enter the building, office staff are working, and services will continue to be provided. You can reach us by phone at 902-637-2015 or 1-877-815-7809, by email at  and online at  

Property Services

  • Property Services continues to maintain municipal infrastructure, monitor wastewater facilities, perform testing, clean garbage, perform regular landscaping and maintenance and maintain roads.
  • The municipal Construction & Demolition remains open during its regular operating hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and every second and fourth Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Pelase note that there are holiday hours between December 24 and January 4.

Waste Collection

  • The weekly curbside waste collection continues as normal.

Building Inspection

  • Building inspections will be prioritized and completed. If you have an urgent building inspection or dangerous premises inspection, please call (902) 635-1296.

Finance & Taxation

  • Although we are not open to the public, taxes can be paid online through your banking institution by searching for “Barrington” as a payee, through our website at or by phone through your financial institution. You can also mail your payment or place it in the outside drop box at the main entrance of the Municipal Administrative Centre.

Senior Services

  • In-person visits or appointments will be paused until further notice unless urgently needed. Shelburne County Senior Services can be contact by phone at 1-800-565-0397 or by email at . You can also follow their facebook page at: for updates.

Fire & Emergency Management

  • Local fire departments are implementing safety precautions and measures to keep all members safe. Members are being closely monitored and have kept the Municipality apprised of their status and adjusted response protocols that have been initiated.
  • For more information on any emergency management of fire-related inquiry, please contact Dwayne Hunt at


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