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Potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight

The flight left Toronto on Oct. 17 and landed in Halifax on Oct. 18

Nova Scotia Health advises of a potential COVID-19 exposure on a flight from Toronto to Halifax.

The suspected flight was WestJet flight 254 which flew on Oct. 17. It left Toronto at 9:25 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 12:47 a.m. on Oct. 18. 

Passengers in rows 1 to 5 in seats A, B, C and D are more likely to have been exposed. Nova Scotia Health asks that passengers in these seats call 811 for advice and continue to self-isolate.

Anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Oct. 31. Passengers who were on this flight but not in the specified seats should still self-isolate and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

Visit to do a self-assessment if in the past 48 hours you have had or you are currently experiencing a fever or cough (new or worsening) or two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath

People can also call 811 if they don’t have online access or if they have other symptoms they're concerned about.

Nova Scotia Health asks that people remember to self-isolate until receiving advice from 811 on next steps. It also asks people to refrain from going directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to by 811.

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow public health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at

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