Premier Blaine Higgs has announced that the province’s mandatory order will not be renewed on July 30 at 11:59 p.m., which will remove all restrictions in the province as it goes to Green.
“We have surpassed our goal of 75 per cent of the eligible population with their first vaccine and are now at 81 per cent,” said Higgs.
The end of the mandatory order will:
- Lift all mandatory travel and public health restrictions that have been in place over the course of the pandemic.
- Lift all provincial border restrictions; provincial border checks will cease, and registration will no longer be required to enter New Brunswick from anywhere in Canada.
- Lift all limits on gatherings and the number of people within facilities. Capacity limits in theatres, restaurants and stores will no longer be required.
- End the requirement to wear face masks in public.
It is important to note that federal border restrictions will remain in effect.
While mandatory restrictions will cease, some facilities and businesses may choose to maintain their own policies on protective health measures. All employers and employees must adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which explains duties and obligations related to communicable disease transmission.