COVID-19 Update July 9

Travellers who wish to enter New Brunswick now have access to a pre-travel registration service to help speed up their trip.

The Travel Registration Program website will allow those who intend to travel to pre-register, verify that they meet the health screening criteria and see what documents are required to enter the province. Travellers who pre-register will be given a registration document and information about current health guidelines.

Travellers who reside in the Atlantic provinces will be approved if they meet the health screening criteria. Restrictions still apply to travellers from other provinces and territories.

Everyone entering New Brunswick by land, air or sea must register. That includes residents of New Brunswick and the other Atlantic provinces.

Each adult entering the province, including a New Brunswicker returning after travel outside the province, needs to complete their own registration. Children may be listed on one registration along with the primary applicant who is their parent or guardian. Unaccompanied minors need their own registration.

People who travel regularly, such as daily commuters travelling for work, to fulfil a custody order or to receive medical treatment, can apply for a multiple-use registration.

During the pandemic, New Brunswick has consistently permitted travel through the province to reach other destinations. Travellers from outside Atlantic Canada must register and are only permitted to stop for food, fuel and personal needs while travelling through the province to reach their destination.

Every person entering New Brunswick must follow the advice of the chief medical officer of health, including self-isolating within New Brunswick for 14 days if ordered. The latest guidance is available online.

People can register online or by calling toll free 1-833-948-2800 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Atlantic time). It is recommended that travellers register at least five days before their intended date of arrival in New Brunswick, though turnaround time on their registration may be faster.

Travellers who have obtained permits or authorizations to travel to other provinces, including Prince Edward Island and Quebec’s Magdalen Islands will still be required to pre-register to enter New Brunswick.

New Brunswickers should consult the websites of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador before travelling to these provinces to determine the current regulations and documentation required.

New Brunswick’s mandatory order under the State of Emergency is available online.

Quispamsis Update

Lifeguard services are in place at Gondola Point Beach from noon to 5 pm daily until Friday, Aug. 28.

The lifeguards are employed by the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, which has a long-standing partnership with us. The Aquatic Centre is also planning to offer swimming lessons at Gondola Point, outside of the regular beach hours.

Gondola Point Beach is the only Quispamsis swimming area with lifeguards this summer. They will not be provided at Meenan’s Cove due to construction work taking place at the beach house and other parts of the property.

The BMX Dirt Jump Park on Chelsea Drive and the Ramps and Wheels Skateboard Park on Landing Court are now open. All sports fields and beach volleyball courts are now open for public and league play. The regularly-scheduled opening of those facilities was delayed because of COVID-19.

The Town’s 17 kilometres of trails, dog park, community garden, tennis and pickle ball courts, and playgrounds opened earlier.

All town-sanctioned community events between now and September, including New Brunswick Day, and Movies and Music in the Park have been cancelled.

The qplex ice surface, the Wave Pool, Moosehead Conference Centre, and Aquafina Walking Track are closed for the summer.

Residents who are using public facilities must respect physical distancing of at least two metres at all times. People are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and to sanitize their hands before entering, and after exiting, any facility.

For more information on what’s open in Quispamsis, please click here.

For the latest on COVID-19, visit www.gnb.ca/coronavirus.