New Brunswick is moving to the next phase of reopening in the yellow level on Friday, June 5, for all areas of the province except Zone 5 (Campbellton region).
The yellow level includes the gradual reopening of more businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of the virus.
Update: The province is making masks mandatory where physical distancing is not possible. Previously masks were made mandatory effective June 9th in all public buildings. As per the new release, “Anyone who is in a public area, where physical distancing of two metres cannot be maintained, must wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth unless they are a child under the age of two or if they cannot wear one for medical reasons. People are strongly encouraged to have a mask with them at all times when in a public area so they can put it on if physical distancing cannot be maintained.”
Effective Friday, June 5:
- Indoor gatherings in private homes of 10 people or fewer are permitted.
- Outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be permitted with physical distancing.
- Religious services, including wedding and funerals, of 50 people or fewer may take place indoors or outdoors with physical distancing.
- Elective surgeries and other non-emergency health-care services will increase.
- Outdoor visits with up to two visitors for residents in long-term care facilities will be permitted with physical distancing, if the facilities are able to do so.
- Low-contact team sports will be permitted. Youth leagues must ensure that spectators are limited to one accompanying adult per child.
- The following will be permitted to open:
- swimming pools, saunas and waterparks (gathering limit of 50 people per separate activity area).
- gyms, yoga and dance studios.
- rinks and indoor recreational facilities (gathering limit of 50 people per separate activity area, and gathering limit of 50 spectators).
- pool halls and bowling alleys.
Zone 5 (Campbellton region)
Zone 5 remains at the Orange level of the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan.
- A two-household bubble is permitted. Your household can join up with one other household, if both households mutually agree. You must not have close contact with anyone else. You cannot join up with more than one household or bubble.
- Non-regulated health professionals and businesses such as acupuncturists and naturopaths cannot operate at this time.
- Personal services businesses such as barbers, hair stylists, spas, estheticians, manicurists, pedicurists, and tattoo artists cannot operate at this time.