Indoor / Outdoor Visits

*Regardless of permitted visitation, folks from areas that are identified outbreak / high risk zones are asked not to enter our facility in any capacity at this time. If you have travelled to an identified outbreak / high risk zone, you are asked to please wait 14 days upon your return before entering our facility.
*You may not enter our facility when you are required to self-isolate.

*We want to ensure that folks understand that, when they require proof of vaccination to enter our facility, they are required to show it every time they visit. Please keep your proof of vaccination on hand as you would with many other locations in the community, each time you come to our facility.
*Outbreak specific restrictions may trump information available here. Please view “Ocean View at a Glance” on our homepage or visit www.oceanv.ca/news for more information in the case of a facility outbreak.


Update: December 27, 2021

At this time we have made the difficult decision to close Ocean View to general visitors until further notice.

Designated Caregivers are still permitted in the facility, however we ask that they visit one at a time.

If there are folks who have been general visitors up until this point but would like to become Designated Caregivers (DCGs), we will be offering DCG training on Thurs. Dec. 30 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you would like to attend please call 9024656020 ext. 2108 and let us know your name, the resident’s name, and your phone number.
Note: Please keep in mind that residents can still only have 2 consistent visitors (including DCGs).

We thank you for your patience and understanding as restrictions continue to evolve to help us keep our residents, staff and community safe.


Update: December 21, 2021

As we are sure you heard along with us today, the province is implementing some new restrictions in light of the current COVID-19 situation in Nova Scotia.

At this time, residents are permitted to have ONLY two (2) consistent fully vaccinated visitors. Designated Caregivers are included in the total of two (2).

Here at our facility, we will be assuming those two individuals will be the first and second Designated Caregivers on record for each resident.

If this is NOT true for yourself / your loved one, we ask that the resident or their substitute decision maker contact us to let us know the appropriate two persons to be on the consistent visitors list, at 902-465-6020 ext. 0. At this time, no other visitors will be permitted into the facility.


Update: December 17, 2021

As we are sure you know, COVID-19 numbers are once again rising and the government is introducing new restrictions. At this time we wanted to share a few of these new restrictions as we understand them. We suspect new information will become available to us in coming days, so please keep an eye on our website for further updates.

– Residents are permitted to have two (2) visitors at a time. This limit includes Designated Caregivers. It does not need to be the same two (2) visitors each time.

– It is recommended but not required that visitors be rapid tested within 24 hours of the visit where possible.

– Masking and physical distancing are required during visits. Residents may have a brief close contact with visitors, such as a hug, but then need to maintain physical distancing for the remainder of the visit.

Update: December 1, 2021

At this time we are happy to share that general visitors no longer need to book an appointment in advance at Ocean View to visit a resident. Visitation hours will take place: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day (with the exception of Thursdays which will be 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM).

We ask that only 2 visitors/Designated Caregivers per resident visit the facility at a time. Visitors and Designated Caregivers for each resident are encouraged to coordinate their visits in this manner with fellow family members / loved ones.

Visitors must be fully vaccinated to enter our facility (unless they have a medical or human rights exemption). Proof of vaccination must be provided each time you enter.

Visitors will need to enter through our front entrance, participate in screening, wear a mask at all times, respect physical distance and hand hygiene requirements, and follow all other infection prevention practices posted/communicated.

At this time we are also happy to let you know that, as per provincial guidance, proof of vaccination is not required for children under 12 to visit the facility, so long as they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.


Update: July 7, 2021

We continue to follow provincial and facility restrictions regarding visits at this time, however we are thrilled to be able to accommodate and welcome visits at this time.

How to book a Visit at Ocean View:
Call 902-465-6020 ext. 2176 on Mondays or Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to book your visit.  Please note: If you leave a voicemail, your appointment is not confirmed until you receive a callback to confirm.
– Let us know the names and contact information of those who will be visiting.
– Answer any pre-screening questions regarding potential COVID-19 symptoms and exposures.

What your Visit will look like:
During your visit, all visitors must follow the practices below:
– Arrive at the scheduled time and follow all communicated/posted practices.
– Wear a mask throughout the visit.
– Answer our screening questions truthfully and have your temperature taken.
– Review provided information on hand hygiene and perform hand hygiene (hand sanitizer) at the beginning and end of the visit.    
– Practice respiratory etiquette (i.e. cough/sneeze into elbow, etc.).
– Make sure you bring along your sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc. to ensure you have a comfortable visit if outdoors!
– Please keep in mind that your visit may end early if your loved one is uncomfortable.
– As per direction from the provincial government, visits may look slightly different for residents who have not been fully vaccinated. Please follow all communicated practices, depending on the type of visit and vaccination status of the resident.

Some things to note:
– Visits may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
– Visits may be cancelled if our facility experiences an outbreak of illness.
– Visits must be cancelled if the visitor or resident are exhibiting symptoms of illness; have suspected exposure to COVID-19; or are required to self-isolate.


Please help keep your loved one safe. If you are unwell, we ask that you stay home and alert us at 902-465-6020 ext. 2176. We will gladly reschedule.

Should you or anyone who interacted with the resident during the visit become ill in the two (2) weeks following, the individual must contact 811 for screening and assessment for testing, and notify us immediately. Should the individual test positive for COVID-19, the individual must inform Public Health during their investigation that they had interaction with a resident while within our facility.

We will also continue to offer skype/facetime/zoom visits, to help you connect – please contact ext. 2150 to schedule one of these!


Update: April 22, 2021

We are CLOSED to Indoor Visits at this time.


Update: March 22, 2021

As you may have heard late last week, the province will now allow Indoor Visits to resume in long term care!!

What do you need to know about indoor visits?

To book your Indoor Visit, please call 902-465-6020 ext. 2176 on Mondays or Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you leave a voicemail, note that the appointment is not confirmed until you receive a callback.

• Visits must happen in a designated area. As per the provincial guidelines, staff will accompany visitors from the entry to the designated area when you arrive.

• You will have to let us know the names and contact information of the person who will be visiting when calling to book. Visitors must answer our pre-screening questions truthfully regarding potential COVID-19 symptoms and exposures.

• Visitors must review provided information on hand hygiene and perform hand hygiene (hand sanitizer) at the beginning and end of the visit.

• You will now be required to wear a mask (non-medical or medical) to enter our doors. Once inside the facility, you will: Perform hand hygiene (use hand sanitizer); Remove your personal mask and properly store or dispose of it; Perform hand hygiene again; Put on one of the medical masks supplied by us, as usual!

• The Indoor Visitor must wear a mask; and perform hand hygiene throughout the visit.

• Visitors must respect physical distancing (2 metres / 6 feet). However, during an Indoor Visit, you will be able to give a quick HUG or a pat on the back to the resident, if both parties are wearing a mask!

• Visitors must practice respiratory etiquette (i.e. cough/sneeze into elbow, etc.)

• All indoor visitors must remain aware of the possible impacts of COVID-19 in long term care, and the importance of following all safety practices to prevent unknowing transmission of COVID-19 to our vulnerable senior population. Please help keep your loved one safe. If you are unwell, we ask that you stay home and alert us at 902-465-6020 ext. 2176. We will gladly reschedule.

• Visitors have a responsibility to stay informed of current public infection prevention guidelines as published by Public Health, and to ensure they take all precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19.

• Visits may be cancelled if our facility experiences an outbreak of illness. Visits must be cancelled if the visitor or resident are exhibiting symptoms of illness; have suspected exposure to COVID-19; or are required to self-isolate.

• If you become ill in the two (2) weeks following your visit, you must contact 811 for screening and testing. Should you test positive for COVID-19, you must inform Public Health that you have visited our facility.

Thank you so much for your continued support and commitment to following these new and evolving practices!

The practices and restrictions outlined above are based on our understanding of epidemiology, Public Health guidance, and direction from the Department of Health & Wellness and Chief Medical Officer. They are intended to protect those we serve. Those in long term care are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and we will continue to make decisions based on the difficult balance between risk and quality of life. We thank you for your patience and support.