Municipal Facilities Access for People From High-Risk Areas

In keeping with Provincial Health Guidelines from both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Municipality of Cumberland is requesting people who have been to  Orange Zones in New Brunswick to not enter any municipally owned facilities including but not limited to Service Centres and the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.

This request is being made because of the current list of restrictions that have asked the public to avoid non-essential travel to and from areas of high-risk. For the list of restrictions visit

A reminder that there are the following methods of payment possible:

The Upper Nappan Service Centre -1395 Blair Lake Road, Upper Nappan (Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre – 6 Main Street, Springhill (Tues & Thurs, noon-2 p.m.)
The Parrsboro Service Centre – 209 Main Street, Parrsboro (Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Mail to: 1395 Blair Lake Road, Upper Nappan, NS B4H 3Y4.
Please write your tax account number on the cheque.
Contact your local bank. Payments can be made at most financial institutions via phone or online banking service.
(To add the Municipality of Cumberland as a payee, search for “Cumberland”, select Cumberland Municipal County Tax from the list, use your six digit tax account number shown on your bill (this number begins with a 6). Remember to submit payments separately for each tax account number.
The Municipality of Cumberland now accepts pre-authorized payment. Forms can be found on our website or call 902-667-2313 to request one to be mailed. Please provide staff at least 14 days to complete the request.
Credit card payments are only available online through Paymentus a secure third-party credit card provider. We cannot take credit card payment over the phone or in person. Paymentus charges a service fee of 2.85% for each transaction. To access this service visit:

Information on Halloween from the Province of Nova Scotia

Dr. Strang has released Public Health Guidelines regarding Halloween. 

Please see this link for the up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool FAQs

The following document was prepared by the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing:

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool FAQs

For the most up-to-date information please remember to check the official Nova Scotia coronavirus page. 

Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre to Open

We are excited to announce that the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre will be open to the public on September 1, 2020. The municipality has created an operational plan specifically for the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. The full plan can be found here.

Opening the facility will be done in a phased approach to help mitigate and reduce the risk of COVID-19 and to ensure we are providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all patrons and employees. All services and hours of operation are subject to change as provincial public health guidelines change.

Timeline and Services provided in Phase 1:


Ways we are keeping you safe:

Physical Distancing and Signage- Signage has been placed throughout the facility to encourage physical distancing, flow of traffic, and proper hygiene practices. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the facility.

Mandatory Masks- Masks will be mandatory in the facility with the following exceptions: While participating in a sport or physical activity. For children under two or children age two-four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask and people with valid medical reasons for not wearing a mask. Masks will be provided to patrons if they do not have access to one.

Booking Process – We will be implementing contact tracing for all patrons entering the facility. All users or user groups intending to use the facility must pre-book their time and provide a participant list. Users will be given 15 minutes before and after their booking to enter and exit the building.

Cleaning and Disinfecting- Strict cleaning and disinfecting practices will be implemented to ensure we are providing a safe environment for patrons and employees.

Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre- Additional measures have been put in place in the Teen Centre to ensure we are providing a safe environment for all youth and employees. Teen Centre Coordinators are excited to see you all!