New Brunswick will move the entire province to the yellow phase of recovery, effective midnight Sunday.
“This is based on our continued positive trajectory of declining COVID-19 cases in these zones, and public health’s assessment of ongoing risk,” said N.B. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell during Friday’s update. “If there is a significant change over the weekend, we will revisit the decision.”
Last week, an updated yellow level was announced with the following changes:
Residents will be allowed to expand their ‘steady 10’ bubble to a ‘steady 15’ list of consistent contacts, in addition to their household bubble. They may visit venues together, including dining out at restaurants.
Sports teams will be allowed to play within their league across zones, following their operational plan. Tournaments or larger events within a zone may be permitted, subject to approval of the plan.
Formal indoor gatherings will be permitted with an operational plan in place as long as the venue is at 50 per cent capacity or less and physical distance can be maintained.
Formal and informal outdoor gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be permitted with physical distancing in place.