Inter-provincial travel

  • NO unnecessary travel in and out of zones and within zones.
  • New Brunswickers can continue to travel within the province for work, post-secondary education, custody arrangements, and medical appointments
  • Best practice in public if required to travel to lockdown zone:
    • 2m distancing and continuous mask use for 14 days in public spaces, avoid gatherings
  • Best practice at home if required to travel to lockdown zone:
    • 2m distancing and mask use
    • Avoid gatherings
    • Mask use by other family members who did not travel is unnecessary unless there is inability to distance 2m

Single household bubbles

  • People must stay within their single household bubble.
  • A single household bubble includes the people you live with.  Where required, a single household bubble can be extended to include:
    • Caregiver(s)
    • A family member that needs support from someone within the household
    • One other person who needs support (for example, someone who lives alone, or another family member). 
  • A single-family household bubble can extend care to children from another household bubble for the purposes of informal daycare/online education support. This must be the same household bubble for the entire lockdown period

Education and Early Learning Facilities (i.e. schools, daycares)

  • Schools, colleges, universities and private schools must be closed to students, but may admit employees to facilitate online/remote delivery of courses
    • Work terms for student in practical learning programs are permitted to continue. 
    • Licensed daycares can remain open



  • No informal indoor gatherings except with single household bubble
  • People should stay at home, except for necessary reasons such as: 
    • work and post-secondary education if it cannot be done virtually
    • health services, and necessities of life
    • care or support to someone extended into your single-family bubble
    • childcare and child custody arrangements
  • Plan accordingly and limit your trips for necessities (i.e. groceries, gas, etc.)

Outdoor gatherings & recreation/sports

  • No informal or formal gatherings
  • Public walking trails may be used for individual-use, but people need to maintain 2m physical distancing outside their single household bubble.
  • Public spaces (I.e. rinks, snow hills, downhill skiing) are closed
  • Outdoor individual activity or with members of household bubble is permitted (i.e. snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing)
  • Outdoor warming stations, gathering locations are closed
  • Groomed managed trails are closed (i.e. snowmobiling and ATV)


  • Carpooling with others for work, school, medical appointments, or to access essential services such as groceries is permitted
  • When carpooling with passengers outside of your household bubble, continuous masking and maintaining physical distancing is required (i.e. driver and passenger in back seat)


Taxis / Volunteer drive services

  • Permitted with continuous masking and maintaining social distancing by only transporting passengers in the back seat
  • Only transporting members of single household bubble

Public Transit

  • Permitted. Keep 2m apart from others with the continuous use of a mask


Regulated health professionals

  • Open with operational plan outlining enhanced measures (e.g. active screening of patrons, closed waiting rooms, barriers)
  • Utilize virtual whenever possible
  • The regulated health professions are: audiologists, cardiology technologists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dental technicians, dentists, denturists, dieticians, licenced counselling therapists, licenced practical nurses, massage therapists, medical laboratory technologists, medical radiation technologists, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, orthodontists, paramedics, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech language pathologists.


Non-regulated health care providers

  • Closed / Virtual ONLY
  • Except for home support workers, unregulated health services providers  are prohibited from seeing clients and patients in person, except to provide to a client or patient services or treatment in direct support of a regulated health professional, as ordered in writing by a regulated health professional.

Work environments

  • Encourage virtual work environment, virtual, delivery, online sales, etc.
  • Limit employee contacts by assigned shifts when possible, record names and times
  • Common areas for breaks /lunch are NOT permitted


  • Limited to drive-thru, take-out and delivery




Close personal services

  • Hair salons, barbers, tattoo parlours, spas, etc are closed

Physical activity services / Businesses

  • Gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios, swimming pools are closed

Farmer markets

  • Closed


Public libraries

  • Open for access to internet services only (i.e. school, necessary services)
  • 2m physical distancing and other public health measures in place 

Public entertainment venues

  • Museums, cinemas, theaters, bingo halls, casinos, food courts, amusement parks, games rooms are closed



Faith based venues

  • Closed OR Virtual only
    • Faith based organizations are permitted to have four or less people plus the celebrant to work together on the production of virtual services. Continuous mask wearing, and physical distancing must be maintained at all times


Weddings / Funerals

  • No indoor formal gatherings include weddings
  • Funerals limited to single-household bubble


Businesses permitted to operate during lockdown:

  • Stores whose goods for sale are predominantly food, medication, fuel, office equipment and supplies, hardware, construction supplies or vehicle parts
  • Providers of repair services for vehicles, IT or telecommunications technology
  • Post offices
  • Financial and lending institutions
  • Providers of animal and fish feed
  • ANBL and CNB, tobacco retailers
  • Construction and maintenance operations
  • Call/customer contact centres
  • Cleaning services
  • Security agencies
  • Bus, taxi and delivery service
  • Garbage and recycling pickup and landfill operations
  • News gathering and dissemination operations
  • Laundromats
  • Dry cleaners, food processing and food packing operations
  • Production and manufacturing operations
  • Agriculture and aquaculture operations
  • Law firms
  • Accounting firms
  • Vet clinics and animal hospitals
  • Plumbing, electrical and environmental clean-up businesses
  • Providers of bicycle, home and/or appliance repair services
  • Vehicle rental agencies
  • Hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts


  • Public facing stores that provide access to necessities (i.e. food, fuel, medication, etc.) are only permitted to sell essential items. Businesses must restrict customers in-store purchases to solely to these items during this period
  • No lottery tickets of any kind are permitted to be sold in-person. Those looking to purchase, may do so online
  • Active screening of staff and patrons, unless curbside pickup
  • Close waiting rooms/common areas
  • Staff must immediately report onset of any symptoms during a shift to their supervisor/manager; mandatory mask use at in at all times (even for non-public facing activity)
  • Mask mandatory for all patrons/visitors; and
  • Physical distance of 2m must be maintained, and ensure no gathering of patrons


Work Environments are reminded to:

  • All employers, owners and managers are to reduce to critical functions and to remote working wherever possible
  • Encourage virtual work environment, virtual, delivery, online sales, etc.
  • Limit employee contacts by assigned shifts when possible, record names and times
  • Common areas for breaks / lunch are NOT permitted
  • Encourage virtual, delivery, online sales, etc.
  • Ensure ventilation system servicing up to date, check airflow

Other Restrictions for Business

  • Every business proprietor and service provider, every employer and workplace manager identified as permitted to operate must reduce to critical functions and direct all employees and contractors to work from home
  • If your retail business sells essential and non-essential goods, you may admit patrons into your store to buy the essentials in person or offer essentials for curbside pickup. You are permitted to sell your non-essential goods online or by phone only for contactless delivery at the customer's home or workplace.
  • If your retail business sells only non-essential goods, you cannot admit patrons and cannot offer curbside pickup, but you may sell your non-essential goods online or by phone for contactless delivery at your customer's home or workplace.