Designated isolation facility for certain groups of travellers
New measures for leisure and non-essential travellers returning to New Brunswick, as well as people moving to the province and business travellers (except those who are rotational workers, truckers or commuters and those approved under a WorkSafe NB isolation plan) were implemented to address the increasing threat posed by COVID-19 variants.
All travelers must register their travel to New Brunswick. If you receive an approved registration with direction to self-isolate for 14-days, you must do so in a designated isolation facility. There are two kinds of self-isolation options:
1. A location such as your home, short-term rental, cottage, RV trailer, etc., that meets the following criteria:
- It must only be used by you and others who are travelling with you;
- No one else must enter the location for 14 days;
- The entrance to the location must not be used by anyone else;
- It must have adequate and safe bathroom, kitchen and sleeping quarters;
- It must not share a circulating air or heating system with any space occupied by other people;
- It must have any necessary support arrangements (sanitization, laundry, food delivery, medications and essential goods); and
- If it is an RV Trailer, it must be at least 50 feet from any other trailer or house and you must have arrangements for water and sewer hook-up and grey water removal.
Alternate Isolation Location Registration Process
If you wish to isolate in you home or a short-term rental, cottage, RV trailer, etc., you must first receive an approved registration, in the “Detailed Reason for Entry” state that you have an isolation plan and you meet all the conditions above. In the section “Where am I going?” put your isolation address.
A Peace Officer will visit you 24 to 48 hours after your arrival to ensure that the private facility meets the criteria listed above. Non-compliance will result in your removal to an isolation facility and you could be fined.
If approved, you will receive an e-mail with more details on the requirement for this isolation option.
2. Designated isolation facility
Upon approval of your travel, you will be notified by the Province of New Brunswick with instruction on how to proceed with booking at a designated isolation facility if required as per the isolation requirements mandated by the Province.
If you require further assistance or have barriers to booking independently, call the Canadian Red Cross NB Isolation Hotel phone line 1-(800) 863-6582 and select the following options:
- Select your language of choice.
- Press “1” – Affected by Disaster
- Press “5” – New Brunswick
- Press “1” – Affected by COVID-19
- Press “2” – Support line for non-essential travelers staying in a New Brunswick isolation hotel. If you are a student, please inform the agent.
You are required to take a COVID-19 test on Day 5 and Day 10 of isolation. If you’re isolating at a designated facility, after check in, you will be contacted by the Canadian Red Cross to provide information that will register you for a test at the designated isolation site. If you’re isolating at an approved alternate location, you will need to schedule your own test by registering at www.gnb.ca/gettestedCOVID19 or calling Tele-Care 811, then visiting a COVID-19 Assessment Site.