New Brunswick's COVID-19 Alert Levels
 

 


 

New Brunswick’s path to opening

The path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan includes three phases to slowly loosen restrictions, with target dates based on anticipated vaccination rates and low numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Phase 1

The first phase is expected to come into effect when

  • at least 75 per cent of New Brunswickers 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine
  • hospitalizations remain low
  • all health zones remain at the Yellow alert level

Travel Registration

  • Required for all travel

Travel

  • Opening up, with no isolation or testing required, for those travelling from PEI, NL, Cumberland County NS, Avignon and Témiscouata (Quebec) 
  • Maintain requirement for isolating in a designated facility for those travelling from outside PEI, NL, Cumberland County NS, Avignon and Témiscouata (Quebec)
  • Compassionate travel
    (includes end-of-life, funerals, providing/receiving care, including childcare, not otherwise available)
    Permitted for individuals travelling to NB or returning to NB from outside PEI, NL, Avignon or Témiscouata with isolation and testing required on days 5-7 and release with negative test.
  • Cross border commuters and truckers will no longer be subject to testing and isolation requirements
  • Workers (including rotational workers), those moving to NB and travellers coming to NB from outside PEI, NL, Cumberland County NS, Avignon or Témiscouata must isolate with testing on day 5-7. They can be released with negative test unless under an existing work-isolation plan. Whole family isolates unless isolating separately.

Contacts, Gathering and Capacity

  • Allow contact with all family and friends in yellow areas
  • Indoor informal: 20 people or fewer
  • Indoor formal: 50% capacity with operational plan
  • Outdoor informal: two metre distancing between groups
  • Outdoor formal: Maximum capacity possible with distancing and an operational plan

   

Restaurants, Business and Schools

  • No change from current guidance

Sports and Sporting Events

  • Organized sporting activity is permitted with operational plan
    Games and competitions are restricted to players/teams based in PEI, NL, Avignon or Témiscouata

Daycares and Camps

  • No change from current guidance

   

Masks

  • Required as per current guidance

Faith Gatherings

  • Open with a COVID-19 operational plan
    Maximum 50% venue capacity
    Choir must be four metres from congregation

   

Phase 2

The province will enter Phase 2 on the path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan, effective as of midnight tonight June 16, 2021

as long as

  • 75 per cent of New Brunswickers 12 and older have received their first dose of a vaccine
  • 20 per cent of New Brunswickers 65 and older have received their second dose
  • hospitalizations remain low
  • all health zones remain at the Yellow alert level

Travel Registration

  • Required for all travel outside Atlantic Canada Bubble
  • Travellers from the Avignon and Témiscouata regions of Quebec are not required to register their travel, but registration is highly recommended so that border officials can easily determine if travellers are from these areas. This helps make screening faster at crossings and will keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible.

Travel

  • Open Atlantic Bubble to Nova Scotia
  • Canadian (Domestic)/Maine travellers with one dose (Maine pending federal requirements)
    No isolation requirement for travellers
  • Canadian (Domestic)/Maine travellers with no vaccine (Maine pending federal requirements)
    Isolation with testing on day 5-7 and release with negative test
  • International Travellers with no vaccine or only one dose
    14 days isolation and day 10 test (pending federal requirements)
  • International Travellers with two doses
    No isolation required

* Phase 2 on the path to Green allows restrictions for travellers from Maine and other international jurisdictions to be reduced. However, these changes will not come into effect yet, as federal regulations supersede provincial guidelines. Federal restrictions for international travellers are available online.

  • Remove requirement for isolating in a designated facility

Contacts, Gathering and Capacity

  • Allow contact with all family and friends in yellow areas
  • Indoor informal: 20 people or fewer
    Indoor formal: 50% capacity with operational plan
  • Outdoor informal: two metre distancing between groups
    Outdoor formal: Maximum capacity possible with distancing and an operational plan

   

Restaurants, Business and Schools

  • Regular capacity with maintenance of contact lists for clients (gyms, salons, restaurants, etc.)
    Mask use when distance not two metres or when not eating/drinking

Sports and Sporting Events

  • Organized sporting activity is permitted with operational plan
    Games and competitions with players/teams based outside of Atlantic Canada subject to travel requirements

Daycares and Camps

  • Per updated guidance

   

Masks

  • Required as per current guidance

Faith Gatherings

  • Open with a COVID-19 operational plan
    Maximum 50% venue capacity
  • Choir must be four metres from congregation
       

Phase 3

The third phase is expected to come into effect on New Brunswick Day, Aug. 2, as long as 75 per cent of New Brunswickers 12 and older have received their second dose of a vaccine. At this time the province will move to the Green level, the mandatory order will end and all restrictions will be lifted.

 

*Plan conditional on vaccination rates, COVID-19 hospitalizations, etc.