New Brunswick family bubble

New Brunswick to allow two-family bubbles as part of plan to gradually reopen

The reopening New Brunswick has begun, and the slow, multi-stage process will finally allow for people not currently quarantined together to see each other again.

The plan announced by the province yesterday includes allowing for "two-family bubbles" which means people from another household can partner up.

The choice must be mutual and once they partner, they cannot choose another household.

Co-workers and neighbours can also begin car pooling again if the passenger travels in the backseat as well.

Premier Blaine Higgs also said that within two to four weeks, if there isn't another wave of new cases, people can extend their bubbles to include more friends and family and gatherings of 50 people will be allowed.

As of yesterday, New Brunswick has gone six consecutive days with no new cases, but Higgs said the government and health officials expect some to result as restrictions are loosened.

Higgs said that the status of mass gatherings like concerts and festivals is "yet to be determined", but aren't likely to resume for the rest of the year.

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