NB Premier Blaine Higgs (File Image)

The Higgs government has unveiled its plan to a return to a normal restriction free life in the province. The plan involves 3 phases beginning June 07th.

The first phase is dependent on at least 75% of New Brunswickers over 12 receiving their first dose of a COVID vaccine – hospitalizations remaining low – and all Health Regions remaining at the Yellow Alert Level. Some of the activities permitted in this level include contact with all family and friends – restrictions will be loosened for indoor and outdoor gatherings – organized sporting activities with some restrictions – and compassionate travel will be permitted with isolation and testing requirements in place.

Phase 2 is scheduled to begin July 01st providing 75% of New Brunswickers over 12 have received the first dose of a vaccine and 20% of New Brunswickers over 65 have received their second dose – hospitalizations remain low – and all Health Regions remain in Yellow. Some items in this phase include relaxation of more travel restrictions – businesses including restaurants – gyms – and salons will be permitted to operate at regular capacity as long as they maintain a contact list of customers – games and sporting competitions with teams based outside of Atlantic Canada will be permitted.

Phase 3 is scheduled for August 02nd – New Brunswick Day – as long as 75% of New Brunswickers over 12 have received their 2nd dose of a vaccine. This would see the province move to the Green Level with the Mandatory Order ending and all restrictions lifted.

Premier Blaine Higgs cautions “If we see a rise in cases and hospitalizations, or if we do not reach our vaccination goals, we will have to delay our target dates.”

Complete details on the road to Green can be found here.