New Measures Introduced to Increase Vacccination Rates and Slow the Spread of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 situation in New Brunswick continues to evolve, today new measures have been introduced. These changes are necessary to ensure that our province is able to remain in Green, while slowing the spread of COVID-19, minimizing the impact on our health-care system and encouraging New Brunswickers who are able to get vaccinated to do so as quickly as possible.
Proof of Vaccination -Those over the age of 12 years will be required to show proof of vaccination when accessing certain events, services, and businesses. -Events, businesses, and services must ask to see proof of vaccination and government-issued identification from all patrons and participants. -For the full list of events, businesses, and services, visit https://www2.gnb.ca/.../news/news_release.2021.09.0641.html
Travel Registration -The New Brunswick Travel Registration Program is being re-implemented to help control the spread of a new wave of COVID-19. Effective September 22, every person entering New Brunswick must pre-register, including New Brunswickers re-entering the province. People will need to pre-register their travel, report their vaccination status and receive approval before entering. -Travellers who been fully vaccinated with a complete series of a Health Canada-approved vaccine will be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate.
Long-Term Care Facilities -People who live or work in certain communal settings, such as assisted living facilities, shelters, community kitchens and addiction and mental health treatment facilities will be required to either be fully vaccinated or wear a mask and be tested regularly for COVID-19. -Staff at nursing homes and adult residential facilities will be required to either be fully vaccinated or wear a mask and be tested regularly for COVID-19.