Orange Alert Level Updates - Effective February 27th
As announced during today’s GNB Press Conference, there have been some changes to the Orange alert level restrictions. The Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated to reflect these changes and can be viewed attached or at https://tinyurl.com/FAQC19
These changes include but are not limited to the following:
- In the Orange alert level: Intra-squad scrimmages are allowed within a single team/group but games, competitions, meets or races against other teams/groups are not allowed. Organizations must identify and implement means to limit the number and intensity of close contacts during the activity while strict physical distancing and mask use is required at all times off the field of play. (this means brief contact is now allowed but efforts to limit the contact where possible is still required)
- Sessional clinics/camps that host participants who are not together on a seasonal/weekly basis are still not allowed
- Although it is still recommended to limit non-essential travel outside of respective public health regions, note that travel is now permitted between zones in the Orange alert level zones for the purpose of organized sport and recreation activities but should be limited to seasonal teams/groups that meet on a regular/weekly basis. See the table at Q. 4 of the FAQs for more details.
We are hopeful that Public Health NB will recommend a transition to the Yellow Alert Level on Sunday March 7th. For this to happen, all New Brunswickers need to do their part including our sport and recreation community. Not only is it important for organizations to follow public health guidance for sport and recreation activities but each of us as individuals need to do our part by following public health guidance.