NB New Restrictions December 28, 2021

 New Brunswick is moving to a revised version of Level 2 of its COVID-19 winter plan Monday.

The province did not provide COVID-19 u

pdates on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, the next update will be Dec. 27.

"I wish that we wouldn't have to go to level 2 but we are going in that direction, I'm hoping the numbers will stay down,” said Executive Director of the Coalition for Seniors Cecile Cassista.

Changes include limiting gatherings to a steady 10, and venues must only have 50 per cent capacity or a maximum of 150 people. Restaurants, gyms, spas and salons are at 50 per cent capacity, sports are not permitted for those under 12-years-old, while those over 12 may only practice with their own team.

Rapid test distribution was over one million in the last week, Fredericton's distribution ran out of rapid tests by 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

"I know there's huge line ups in the Moncton-area and some of us are going to Hillsborough to pick up because the drive thru is much easier, and I've heard from families that said they do rapid tests before they've got together with their family members,” Cassista said.

Rapid test pick up locations will reopen on Wednesday.

Cecile Cassista 
Executive Director 
Coalition for Seniors
and Nursing Home Residents ‘Rights
107 Summerdale Ct
Riverview, NB
506  850 8286
Pronoun: she/her/hers
Twitter —@CassistaCecile