Joggins Fossil Centre Opening June 16th — 2021 Season Begins

by JFI staff

Joggins, Nova Scotia — The Joggins Fossil Institute is pleased to announce that, due to the recent transition to Phase 2 of the Provincial “Opening Safely with COVID-19” Plan, the Joggins Fossil Centre will open to the public for its 2021 season on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021.

The Fossil Centre will be open seven days a week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily guided beach tours will be offered, and the Fossil Centre Gift Shop will be open. Drinks and snacks will be available at the admissions desk all season long. By July 1st, the Round House Café will be open for the season with new menu items on the way!

All Provincial COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be mandatory.

The Joggins Fossil Center will remain open for the season until, and including, Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 11th, 2021.

For more information contact Jordan LeBlanc, Director of Operations, (902) 251–2727, ext. 222, or operations@jogginsfossilcliffs.net.

Know before you go: 2021 — Coronavirus (COVID-19): restrictions and guidance (novascotia.ca)

We are happy to welcome you back to the Joggins Fossil Centre. We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.

Safety first

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • Everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people — this means you should stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your family household bubble
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all Nova Scotia Museum sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.

What we are doing to keep you safe

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff:

  • staff are monitoring their personal health and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas
  • social distancing — keeping a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.

What you can do to keep us safe

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others:

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people — this means you should stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your bubble.
  • Wear a non-medical mask.

Beach tours

  • Beach tour capacity is 10 guests
  • On the beach tour all visitors that are not in a household bubble will need to remain 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
  • Dogs are allowed on the beach tour but must always be kept on a leash.
  • Masks must be worn outdoors when a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) can’t be consistently maintained.