FREDERICTON — Starting next week, New Brunswick will require people to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access services such as indoor festivals, bars, restaurants and gyms.
Premier Blaine Higgs made the announcement today, saying the new rules will come into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 21.
He says travellers to New Brunswick or residents returning to the province will also have to pre-register and show proof of vaccination.
Meanwhile, health officials are reporting 63 new cases of COVID-19 today and another death attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says there have been 48 COVID-19-related deaths in the province since the onset of the pandemic.
There are 293 active reported cases of COVID-19 in the province and 12 patients are in hospital with the disease, including seven in intensive care.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept 15, 2021.
The Canadian Press