Circuit Breaker

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The circuit breaker that has been in effect in certain areas of the province since Friday, Oct. 8 will be extended for at least seven more days, until Public Health determines the situation is more stable.

These areas are Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2; the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol, but excluding Hayesville and Parker Ridge; and all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region).

Zone 5 (Campbellton region) will enter a 14-day circuit breaker beginning tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. to address the high number of COVID-19 transmissions in the region.

The circuit breaker that has been in effect in certain areas of the province since Friday, Oct. 8 will be extended for at least seven more days, until Public Health determines the situation is more stable. The areas that will be impacted are Zone 1 (Moncton region), as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2, the Northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol, but excluding Hayesville and Parker Ridge, all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and all of Zone 5 (Campbellton region). 

The circuit breaker restrictions will include the following:

  • To further limit the spread of the virus and reduce further hospitalizations, gatherings at private homes inside or outside with anyone who does not live at that home is not permitted, with a few exceptions. A single household includes individuals living together. It can be extended to include caregivers for any of those people, plus any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild of those people who requires support, plus any one additional person who lives alone at another address who requires support.
  • There are no restrictions on fully vaccinated people gathering  at businesses, events and services where proof of full vaccination with a government issued ID is required (e.g. Museums, cinemas, theatres, bingo halls, casinos, amusement centres, arenas, game rooms, pools halls, live entertainment venues, weddings, funerals, gyms, yoga studios, restaurants, bars and similar venues). At these venues, individuals need to wear a mask indoors except while eating or drinking.
  • Travel to or from circuit breaker regions is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required.
  • All schools will remain open, unless advised otherwise by Public Health. Effective Oct. 22, teams and extracurricular groups will be permitted to travel within New Brunswick, including travel in and out of circuit breaker communities. Students under the age of 12 in circuit breaker communities will also be able to resume school sports and extracurricular activities, following the Healthy and Safe School guidelines. All these activities continue to be subject to guidance provided in the mandatory order.
    Spectators are permitted to attend school-related events that are held outside of school facilities if they show proof of two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and follow masking and physical distancing requirements.
    All events will require the co-operation and support of families and community volunteers. Should not enough members of the community volunteer to help manage events, individual schools and school districts may choose to not allow spectators.
  • All businesses can remain open for regular operations but must follow Mandatory Order measures. This includes those that are not required to see proof of vaccination such as hair salons, retail and grocery, and those that are required to request proof of vaccination such as restaurants and entertainment venues.
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Last updated October 2021

Zone 1 and Zone 2

Zone 1 (Moncton region), as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2

Aboujagane

Albert Mines

Allison

Alma

Ammon

Anderson Settlement

Aulac

Baie de Bouctouche

Baie Verte

Baltimore

Bas-Cap-Pelé

Bayfield

Beaverbrook, Albert County

Berry Mills

Berryton

Bouctouche

Bouctouche Cove

Bouctouche Reserve

Bouctouche Sud

Boudreau-Ouest

Boundary Creek

Caledonia Mountain

Calhoun

Canaan Station

Cap-Pelé

Cape Enragé

Cape Spear

Cape Station

Cape Tormentine

Centre Village

Cherry Burton

Coburg

Cocagne

Colpitts Settlement

Cookville

Cormier-Village

Curryville

Dawson Settlement

Dennis Beach

Dieppe

Dobson Corner

Dorchester

Dorchester Cape

Dundas

Edgetts Landing

Elgin

Fairfield, Westmorland County

Fawcett Hill

Forest Glen

Frosty Hollow

Fundy National Park

Gallagher Ridge

Germantown

Gladeside

Glenvale

Grand-Barachois

Grande-Digue

Greater Lakeburn

Harewood

Harvey, Albert County

Haut-Saint-Antoine

Haute-Aboujagane

Hebron

Hillgrove

Hillsborough

Hillsborough West

Hopewell Cape

Hopewell Hill

Indian Mountain

Intervale

Irishtown

Johnson's Mills

Johnston Point

Jolicure

Killams Mills

Kinnear Settlement

Lakeville, Westmorland County

Lewis Mountain

Little River, Albert County

Little Shemogue

Lower Cape

Lower Coverdale

Lutes Mountain

MacDougall Settlement

Malden

Mates Corner

McIntosh Hill

McKees Mills

McQuade

Meadow Brook

Melrose

Memramcook

Memramcook East

Middle Sackville

Middleton

Midgic

Midway

Moncton

Monteagle

Murray Corner

New Horton

New Scotland

Notre-Dame

Osborne Corner

Otter Creek

Parkindale

Pelerin

Petit-Cap

Petitcodiac

Petitcodiac East

Petitcodiac West

Pine Glen

Point de Bute

Pointe-du-Chêne

Pointe Dixon Point

Pollett River

Port Elgin

Portage

Prosser Brook

Renauds Mills

River Glade

Riverside-Albert

Riverview

Rockport

Rosevale

Sackville

Sackville Road

Saint-André-LeBlanc

Saint-Antoine

Saint-Antoine Sud

Saint-Damien

Saint-Edouard-de-Kent

Saint-Grégoire

Saint-Joseph-de-Kent

Saint-Maurice

Saint-Paul

Saint-Philippe

Saint-Thomas-de-Kent

Sainte-Anne-de-Kent

Sainte-Marie-de-Kent

Salem

Salisbury

Salisbury West

Scotch Settlement

Scoudouc

Scoudouc Road

Second North River

Shediac

Shediac Bridge

Shediac Cape

Shediac River

Shemogue

Shenstone

Shepody, Albert County

St-Antoine Nord

Steeves Mountain

Steeves Settlement

Stilesville

Stoney Creek

Taylor Village

The Glades

Timber River

Trois-Ruisseaux

Turtle Creek

Upper Cape

Upper Coverdale

Upper Dorchester

Upper Rockport

Upper Sackville

Waterside

Weldon

West River

Westcock

Wheaton Settlement

Wood Point

Woodside

Havelock

 

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Zone 3

The northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol, but excluding Hayesville and Parker Ridge

Anderson Road

Anfield

Aroostook

Aroostook Junction

Arthurette

Avondale

Bairdsville

Bannon

Bath

Beaconsfield

Beckim Settlement

Beechwood

Bloomfield, Carleton County

Blue Mountain Bend

Bon Accord

Bristol Junction

Brookville

Burntland Brook

Carlingford

Carlow

Centreville

Charleston

Clearview

Connell

Craig Flats

Crombie Settlement

Currie Siding

Deersdale

Deerville

Divide

East Centreville

East Coldstream

Enterprise

Everett

Fielding

Florenceville-Bristol

Gladwyn

Glassville

Good Corner

Gordonsville

Greenfield

Gregg Settlement

Hartley Settlement

Hillandale

Holmesville

Johnville

Juniper

Kilburn

Killoween

Kincardine

Knowlesville

Lake Edward

Lakeville, Carleton County

Lansdowne

Leonard Colony

Linton Corner

Long Settlement, Carleton County

Lower Kintore

Lower Knoxford

Maple View

Maplehurst

McLaughlin

Medford

Monquart

Moose Mountain

Mount Delight

Mount Pleasant

Muniac

Nictau

North View

Oakland

Odell

Oxbow

Perth-Andover

Piercemont

Plaster Rock

Quaker Brook

Red Rapids

Riley Brook

River De Chute

Riverbank, Carleton County

Rowena

Royalton

Sisson Brook

Sisson Ridge

St. Almo

Stickney

Summerfield, Carleton County

Three Brooks

Tilley

Tinker

Tobique First Nation

Tobique Narrows

Tracey Mills

Two Brooks

Upper Kent

Upper Kintore

Upper Knoxford

Wapske

Weaver

West Florenceville

Wicklow

Williamstown, Carleton County

 

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Zone 4

All of zone 4

Blue Bell

Hazeldean

New Denmark

Baker Brook

California Settlement

Clair

Drummond

DSL de Grand-Sault/Falls

DSL de Rivière-Verte

DSL de Saint-Basile

DSL de Saint-Hilaire

DSL de Saint-Jacques

DSL de Saint-Léonard

DSL de Saint-Quentin

DSL de Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska

Edmundston

Four Falls

Grand-Sault/Grand Falls

Kedgwick

Kedgwick-Nord

Kedgwick-Ouest

Kedgwick River

Kedgwick Sud

Lac Baker

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation

Morrell Siding

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Rivière-Verte

Saint-André

Saint-Basile

Saint-François-de-Madawaska

Saint-Jacques

Saint-Joseph-de-Madawaska

Saint-Léonard

Saint-Léonard-Parent

Saint-Martin-de-Restigouche

Saint-Quentin

Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska

Siegas

St-Hilaire

Verret

Menneval

St-Jean-Baptiste

Whites Brook

DSL de Drummond

 

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Zone 5

All of zone 5

Belledune

Portion of Mount Carleton in Zone 5 

Adams Gulch

Atholville

Balmoral

Balmoral Est

Balmoral Sud

Benjamin River

Black Point

Blackland, Restigouche County

Blair Athol

Campbellton

Charlo

Charlo South

Dalhousie

Dalhousie Junction

Dawsonville

Dundee

Eel River Bar First Nation

Eel River Cove

Eel River Crossing

Flatlands

Glen Levit

Glencoe, Restigouche County

Glenwood, Restigouche County

Gravel Hill

Lorne

Mann Mountain

McLeods

Nash Creek

New Mills

North Shannonvale

Point La Nim

Robinsonville

Saint-Arthur

Saint-Maure

Sea Side

Squaw Cap

Sugarloaf Provincial Park

Tide Head

Upsalquitch

Val-d'Amour

Wyers Brook

 

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FAQ

Q: What areas are affected by the circuit breaker

A: The areas that will be impacted are Zone 1 (Moncton region), as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2, the Northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol, but excluding Hayesville and Parker Ridge, all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and all of Zone 5 (Campbellton region). 

 

Q: How long is the circuit breaker for? 

A: The circuit breaker that has been in effect in certain areas of the province since Friday, Oct. 8 will be extended for at least seven more days, until Public Health determines the situation is more stable. Zone 5 (Campbellton region) will enter a 14-day circuit breaker beginning tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. to address the high number of COVID-19 transmissions in the region.

 

Q: Can single people, who live alone connect with another household?

A: A single household includes individuals living together and can be extended to include caregivers for any of those people, plus any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild of those people who requires support, plus any one additional person who lives alone at another address who requires support.

 

Q: Do businesses that didn’t have to check proof of vaccination (e.g. grocery stores, retail, etc) now have to check, or do they have to close, etc?

A: No, but they must continue to follow Mandatory Order measures.

 

Q: Do restaurants need to check ID to prove people are from the same household?

A: There is no requirement to keep households separate in a controlled access environment, like a restaurant, as all patrons are checked for vaccination status.

 

Q: Can hair salons stay open in a circuit-breaker zone? Do they need to ask for proof of vaccination?

A: Yes, they can stay open. There is no requirement for them to ask for proof of vaccination, but everyone must remain masked per the Mandatory Order.

 

Q: Can I travel out of the province and return into a circuit-breaker zone?

A: Yes, you can travel out of province. But you should check with that province you’re travelling to to ensure you’re following their rules. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to isolate for 14 days upon your return to New Brunswick, per the Mandatory Order. If you are fully vaccinated, no isolation is required.

 

Q: I am currently visiting another province but live in New Brunswick. Can I return to New Brunswick?

A: Yes, you can travel back into the province to your home. You must register your travel. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to isolate for 14 days upon your return, per the Mandatory Order. If you are fully vaccinated, no isolation is required.

 

Q: Do I have to isolate if I return to a circuit-breaker zone from inside the province?

A: No, but you should monitor for symptoms and get tested if you develop symptoms.

 

Q: How does the circuit breaker rules affect religious services?

A: Faith-based venues can continue to operate following options provided in the Mandatory Order.

 

Q: Can weddings and funerals still take place?

A: Yes, if at a controlled access venue, where confirmation of vaccination of all patrons is completed.

 

Q: Can I travel to an event asking for proof of vaccination in a circuit breaker zone? / Can I travel from a circuit breaker zone to an event asking for proof of vaccination in another zone? 

A: Travel to or from circuit breaker regions is restricted, except for those who must travel for essential reasons, including work, health services, child custody, childcare or post-secondary education, or travel to events where proof of vaccination is required.

 

Q: Where can you go if you have questions?

A: You can call 1-844-462-8387 seven days a week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or email helpaide@gnb.ca.