COVID-19

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Frequently Asked Questions

Service Canada for Businesses
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Service Canada Operations
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Bars/Restaurants and Live Music

Question:   Can Bars and/or Restaurants restart their Live Music? Answer:   Response from Order Interpretation Team ***************************** A food and beverage-serving establishment which was previously permitted to present live music can continue to do so and is not considered a live music venue under the Mandatory Order. Businesses must meet or exceed the conditions identified […]

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Level Yellow - COVID -19 May 22, 2020 Rules

Effective today (May 22, 2020): Your two-household bubble can be extended to close friends and family. It is recommended that gatherings indoors be limited to 10 or fewer people. Continue to keep gatherings as small as possible, especially if you have a vulnerable person in your family or a child who attends daycare. Non-regulated health […]

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Drive-In Theatres

Question:   Is opening of Drive-In movie theatres permitted?   Answer: Thank you for your inquiry regarding opening your drive-in for movie nights, live music concerts, worship services and graduation for the local high school. Under New Brunswick’s second phase of recovery (orange phase), businesses can decide to open if they determine that they can […]

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Yard Sales FAQ

  Yard sales can occur, but everyone still must follow the Order: Landowner must prevent gatherings of more than 10 including themselves, sale can be outside only. Home owners cannot allow buyers into their homes. Buyers and sellers must wear a mask if they can’t maintain a 2 m distance. Buyers and sellers are advised […]

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Post Secondary Education

Question: Post-secondary Education interpretation? Answer: The revised Mandatory Order as of May 8 allows post-secondary institutions and private training companies to resume activities. However, virtual education options should be continued wherever possible.   Training companies and educational institutions admitting staff and students must follow the control measures and directives of Public Health and WorkSafeNB. It is important for these settings to implement appropriate […]

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Non-Contact Sports Allowed

Question: Can you provide clarity on non Contact sports whether they are acceptable?   For Example: Badminton Pickleball Playing Catch Tossing a football around Frisbee   Answer: As per the Mandatory Order and subject to guidance from Public Health, these types of non contact activities are now permitted but players must continue to respect restrictions regarding outdoor gatherings (10 or […]

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Senior Resources in Charlotte County During COVID-19
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Provincial Parks and Major Tourism Attractions to Reopen

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Provincial parks and major tourism attractions to reopen 12 May 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Now that New Brunswick has moved into Phase 2 (Orange) of its COVID-19 recovery plan, provincial parks and other major tourism attractions will reopen during the coming weeks. “The tourism industry plays an important economic role in […]

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Reopening New Brunswick

The province’s COVID-19 recovery plan has transitioned to the next phase. Phase 2, also designated as Orange level, includes the resumption of elective surgeries and the reopening of businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of transmission. Under Phase 2 (Orange), several activities and openings are permitted, subject to maintaining physical distancing measures, […]

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New Rules for Visiting Patients Nearing End of Life

Patients will be permitted to designate two visitors to provide comfort and support. The two individuals selected will be the only visitors permitted and only one visitor is permitted at a time. No substitutions will be permitted. If a designated visitor, such as a frail, elderly spouse or person with a disability, requires a second […]

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Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Marinas

• For golf courses, patrons will need to either walk or take separate golf carts (unless members of the same household) in order to maintain physical distancing. If rental golf carts are used, they must be fully sanitized between uses. • As noted in Section 2, rental and shared equipment must be cleaned and disinfected […]

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Outdoor Religious Services

Events held outdoors may be lower risk for transmission of respiratory illness than those held indoors due to higher ventilation. However, the best option to limit any risk of transmission would be to hold services virtually (e.g. “on line” or community TV), whenever possible. • Individuals over the age of 60, and those with underlying […]

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Two Household Bubble

In an effort to reduce social isolation, especially for those living alone, your household can join up with one other household, if both households mutually agree. This would allow you to visit, have a meal and enjoy the company of another household bubble. You must not have close contact with anyone else. You cannot join […]

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Public Gatherings of 10 or Fewer People While Under State of Emergency

Question: Regarding gatherings of 10 or fewer people while we are under a State of Emergency Answer: Thank you for your inquiry regarding gatherings of 10 or fewer people while we are under a State of Emergency. At present, New Brunswick is not in the orange phase of recovery and gatherings are prohibited. Paragraph 10 […]

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Dog Parks

Question: Dog parks? Answer:   Outdoor activities, including the use of local government-owned dog parks, are not prohibited by the Mandatory Order COVID-19 as long as the ability to use them is in a location and manner that ensures you can maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from others. All are reminded to observe the […]

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Local Government Owned Beaches

Question:   Local government owned beaches?   Answer: Outdoor activities, including the use of local government-owned beaches, are permitted by the Mandatory Order COVID-19 as long as the ability to use them is in a location and manner that ensures you can maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from others. All are reminded to observe […]

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Food Truck Operation/Travel

Question: Food truck operation/travel Answer: The Mandatory Order COVID-19 does not place restrictions on travel within the Province of New Brunswick.   Food and beverage serving businesses are permitted to offer take-out and delivery but are prohibited from allowing on-premises dining under the Order. They must take all reasonable steps to ensure waiting patrons not approach within […]

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Motor Vehicle Inspection Stickers

Question: Just received a telephone call from a local repair garage who advised that they are running very low on new inspection stickers and was wondering what they should do. They are wondering if new ones are going to be available? He also said one option they had was to do the annual inspection and […]

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ATV Trails COVID-19 Orders

Public Safety COVID-19 ATV trails closed 18 April 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart said today he is pleased that Quad NB is keeping ATV trails closed, in compliance with the current mandatory order issued under the Emergency Measures Act. “We understand that there are numerous enthusiastic users of off-road vehicles eager to […]

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Yard and Garage Sales During COVID-19 State of Emergency

Question:   Are yard sales and garage sales prohibited?   Answer: Yard sales and garage sales are a form of retail sales and are therefore not a permitted activity under section 3 of the Order. Section 3 All retail sales and similar public-facing business operations are prohibited from admitting patrons, except: stores whose goods for […]

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COVID-19 Guidance for Take Out Restaurants, Food Trucks and Ice Cream Shops
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Process for Donating Personal Protective Equipment during COVID-19

A process has been established for the public or businesses to donate personal protective equipment to help frontline health professionals combat COVID-19. Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said that people who want to donate items such as masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment should contact Service New Brunswick, which […]

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Volunteer Assistance During COVID-19

Volunteer Assistance If you, your family, or community organization wishes to assist during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Town of Saint Andrews is organizing a list of volunteers to help those in need. please contact Paul Nopper, Clerk-Senior Administrator for the Town of Saint Andrews at 506-529-5120 or pnopper@townofstandrews.ca

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Economic Aid FAQ

Economic Aid The Government of Canada also announced that it will be taking the following measures to support both employers and employees: Waiving the one-week waiting period for people who are in quarantine or have been directed to self-isolate and are claiming Employment Insurance sickness benefits. Information on eligibility criteria and the application process can […]

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Provincial Courts and Correctional Institutions

Provincial Courts The Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench has decided to adjourn jury trials in the interest of public health. The Government of New Brunswick supports this decision. Preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have been implemented by all levels of the province’s court systems including the Provincial Courts, Court of […]

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Excessive Purchasing

We have seen signs of “panic-buying” – people purchasing excessive quantities of certain household goods - including food, cleaning materials and over-the-counter medications. Producers, wholesalers, transportation networks and retailers all have plans to meet normal societal needs. Excessive purchasing is counterproductive to that. It also creates problems for your neighbours by creating temporary shortages. By […]

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School and Daycare Closures

Schools New Brunswick schools will not be reopened to students and the school calendar will not be extended. The government is committed to helping students continue their education. All students who were positioned to continue to the next grade level for the 2020-21 school year in January 2020 will do so. The Department of Education […]

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Compliance/COVID-19 Information Hot Line

Compliance / Covid-19 Info Line We thank those complying and making the wellness of all New Brunswickers a priority. Enforcement is being carried out across the province and is being stepped up with the goal of realizing full compliance. Anyone with questions or comments regarding compliance with the state of emergency declaration can call 1-844-462-8387 from […]

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Parks and Trails

Playgrounds/Skate Parks All playgrounds are closed in New Brunswick. Residents should respect these important restrictions and keep children away from any playgrounds for their safety. This directive is in line with actions taken by other government departments and agencies including Early Education and Childhood Development (EECD) and Social Development (SD). Closures are marked with signage […]

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Boarder Checks Process FAQ

Residents are reminded to self-isolate at home and to comply with restrictions imposed under the state of emergency. This means keeping travel to a strict minimum. Enforcement officers are now fining people for violating the mandatory order. Failing to obey the order has serious consequences, with fines ranging from $292.50 to $10,200. Although all playgrounds […]

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Blood Donation and the Need to Continue Giving

Canadian Blood Services is continuing to urge all healthy eligible donors to book and keep appointments. The need is constant for blood, stem cells, plasma and organ and tissue donors. Your donation can help save a life. More information on donating and COVID-19 is available at blood.ca/covid19. To make an appointment to donate, download the […]

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Tele-Care 8-1-1

DO NOT visit a hospital, physician’s office, or healthcare facility without consulting 811 first. If you are not experiencing symptoms visit gnb.ca/coronavirus for more information on how to self-monitor, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk. The web page will be continuously updated. The Public Health […]

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COVID-19 Testing and New Equipment

COVID-19 testing and new equipment Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Testing when there are no symptoms does not tell you whether the person will go on to develop COVID-19 infection nor can it be used to ‘clear’ someone to return to work or school. The province has received a donation from the […]

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Substance Use and COVID-19

Substance Use and COVID-19 It is recognized that the public health messages for COVID-19 are hard to practice when people are struggling with problematic substance use or homelessness. COVID-19 infection (cough, difficulty breathing) may be made worse by problematic substance use where Fentanyl and other opioids can slow your breathing rate; COVID-19 may increase the […]

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Credible and Trusted Sources of Information on COVID-19

Be cautious of what you see on social media, refrain from spreading rumours, and ensure the information you do share comes from trusted sources. The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health works closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure accurate information is provided as quickly as possible. Provincial and Federal […]

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WorkSafe New Brunswick FAQ Workers in Close Proximity in Workplaces and Work Vehicles
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Funeral Services
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Masks and Frequently Asked Questions

Wearing non-medical masks: New evidence suggests that pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people could transmit the virus. The Special Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has come to a consensus that wearing a non-medical mask—even if you have no symptoms―is an additional measure you can take to protect others around you. In situations where physical distancing is difficult to […]

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Guidance for the General Public When Shopping for Essential Food and Retail Services
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Government of New Brunswick Prevention Measures for COVID-19

For more information, please click here: Who is at High Risk? While diseases can make anyone sick, some Canadians are more at risk of developing severe complications from an illness due to underlying medical conditions and age. If you are at risk for complications, you can take action to reduce your risk of getting sick […]

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Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, follow this link:   What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They can cause illness ranging from mild symptoms, like the common cold, to more severe illness such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). COVID-19 is a new […]

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Government of New Brunswick COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Before calling 811 use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able. Common symptoms for COVID-19 include: dry cough and/or fever, other symptoms may include: sore throat, headache, runny nose. Launch self-assessment If you […]

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How to Isolate at Home when you have COVID-19

Isolation means staying at home when you are sick with COVID-19 and avoiding contact with other people to help prevent the spread of disease to others in your home and your community. Click on the link provided for best practices when isolating at home from the Government of Canada Public Health Agency: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/diseases-maladies/covid-19-how-to-isolate-at-home/self-isolation-eng.pdf  

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How to Care for a Person with COVID-19 at Home - Advice for Caregivers

If you are caring for a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, follow this advice to protect yourself and others in the home, as well as those in your community. https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/diseases-maladies/how-to-care-for-person-with-covid-19-at-home-advice-for-caregivers/eng-caregiver.pdf

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Know Where to Get Information and Who to Call

For the latest information updates before and during emergency situations – including emergency centre locations and evacuation routes – follow the Town of Saint Andrews’s updates on the Town of Saint Andrews website, Facebook, or listen to your local radio and TV stations. Situation Tele-Care is a free, confidential, health advice and information line.: Dial […]

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WorkSafe New Brunswick COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Follow this link to the PDF provided by Worksafe New Brunswick representing Frequently Asked Questions

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