Government of New Brunswick

You can now request a test for COVID-19 online

If you have one or more symptoms you are able to be tested for COVID-19.

If you are concerned about a potential exposure to the virus, please note that it can take up to five (5) days before you would test positive after being exposed to COVID-19.

Timing is something to be considered when completing the self-assessment and submitting a request to be tested, please ensure that you self-monitor for symptoms. 

If you were a close contact of a confirmed positive case, Public Health will contact you with directions on when to be tested.

Testing and Isolation Requirements after Travel 

 

Individuals travelling or returning to New Brunswick for work purposes

Individuals traveling to New Brunswick for work purposes:

  • A non-resident of New Brunswick who is coming to work in the province must complete 14-day work isolation*.

*Work isolation should be discussed and planned prior to travel between the employer and employee. The individual(s) must:

  • travel directly to and from destination without making any additional stops
  • wear a mask in indoor public spaces 
  • wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, even if you are able to maintain physical distancing
  • limit contacts to a single- household bubble while at home, no visitors in their home\
  • being vigilant in self-monitoring for symptoms and getting tested and self-isolating as soon as possible should symptoms develop; 
  • avoid visiting those most vulnerable to COVID-19, including those in nursing homes and other adult residential facilities;
  • wash hands or use sanitizer frequently;
  • maintain a two-meter distance from others;
  • avoid gatherings and social events;
  • may travel to work and school and directly home.  While at work, must wear a mask at all times, no sharing of meeting space or lunch rooms.  2 m distancing at all times.  
  • if not living in your residence, staying in your place of accommodation (hotel, lodging, etc.) when not working and make arrangements to have food delivered.

Individuals returning to New Brunswick for work purposes:

  • A New Brunswick resident who has traveled outside the province and is returning to a New Brunswick workplace must compete a 14-day work isolation. 

    The individual can be released from their 14-day isolation with one negative COVID-19 test on day 7 of their isolation. The must complete an additional COVID-19 test between days 10 and 12.

Individuals who do not complete all the tests required cannot continue to be exempt and must complete any remaining self-isolation days to a total of 14 days. This does not apply to truckers or daily commuters.

  • A New Brunswick resident who has traveled outside the province for work purposes must compete a 14-day work isolation. 

    The individual can be released from their 14-day isolation with one negative COVID-19 test on day 7 of their isolation. The must complete an additional COVID-19 test between days 10 and 12.

Individuals who do not complete all the tests required cannot continue to be exempt and must complete any remaining self-isolation days to a total of 14 days. This does not apply to truckers or daily commuters.

Testing must be scheduled using the online self-referral tool and will be completed at an assessment centre nearest the individual.

To request a test, please complete the online COVID-19 Test Request NB Form and select "New Brunswick Resident Working Outside the Atlantic Bubble" in the "Are you a member of one of the following groups:" section.