Covid-19 Information

March 3, 2022

1.       Proof of vaccination from EECD
a)      Students 12 & over – no longer required for new sports
b)      Spectators may attend regardless of their vaccination status
2.       Public Health Isolation is still 10 days – until March 13th at midnight.
“As per Public Health directives, household contacts of individuals who have tested positive either with a rapid POCT or PCR lab-based test MUST isolate and cannot attend “gatherings” including organized sport and recreation activities for 10 days after a positive test regardless of vaccination status.”


February 18, 2022

We have received updated Covid-19 Level 1 information, effective February 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.

The Province will be transitioning to Level 1 of the GNB COVID-19 Winter Plan tonight at 11:59pm (Level measures for organized sport and recreation activities). Updates include further information on isolation requirements for those who have previously tested positive.
There has been confusion on the isolation requirements related to organized recreation and sport activities. The requirement to avoid gatherings for 10 days (which includes organized sport and recreation activities) for those who test positive as well as their household members regardless of vaccination status is a Public Health directive that remains in place. Should there be any updates made to this directive, we will let you know.


January 28, 2022

Regarding NBIAA winter sports, practices may resume effective January 29th.  For safety reasons, competitions may begin no earlier than Thursday, February 3rd.

EECD Healthy and Safe Schools – School Winter Plan - Grades 9 to 12 - 1-28-2022

January 27, 2022

As announced during today’s GNB press conference, we are happy to confirm a return to organized sport activities in Level 2 of the COVID-19 Winter Plan: Level Measures  effective, January 28th, 2022 at 11:59pm.

COVID-19 Winter Plan Level Measures for Sport and Recreation (27.01.22) 

GNB Return to Sports - 1-27-2022

EECD School Sports and Extracurricular Activities - October 22, 2021

EECD Healthy and Safe Schools 2021-2022 - October 29,2021

NBIAA Memo - October 6, 2021

2021-2022 NBIAA COVID restrictions in place

All coaches & officials must be fully vaccinated
.  Students who are fully vaccinated can participate in NBIAA activities and are permitted to participate as soon as they receive their second vaccine.  Proof of vaccination for coaches and student must be shown to school administration or delegate. |

All participants are required to wear a mask while indoors and recommended for outdoors (required on the bench & during huddles).  Masks are not required by individuals who are participating in NBIAA activities.  If some sports are able to incorporate wearing a mask into play or on a team bench, that is encouraged.

Teams and extracurricular groups will be permitted to travel within New Brunswick. This includes travel in and out of circuit breaker communities under the Mandatory Order.
Out of province travel or games against out of province teams will not be permitted at this time.

No unnecessary physical contact with opponents pre or post competitions. Both teams can stand facing the opposing team to show sportsmanship after each match/game. (IE: soccer & field hockey – bottom of half circle; baseball & softball – 1st & 3rd base lines; football – 40 yard lines; hockey – blue lines, basketball – foul lines; volleyball - attack lines; rugby – 10m lines).

Masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

School principals have the authority to prohibit spectators at future events if spectators are uncooperative and not respecting guidelines.

Schools and school districts will be asked to develop plans to outline how they will operationalize masking requirements for spectators to attend sports or extracurricular activities within school buildings effective October 29, 2021.

Contact tracing & Isolation

All organizations/facility operators are required to have a “Communicable disease prevention plan” (formerly referred to as COVID-19 operational plan) that addresses requirements for mask use, physical distancing, disinfecting, sanitizing and screening and are revised based on GNB level measures.

Process for school closures, games scheduled, Regionals and Provincials.
If a school is closed due to COVID contact tracing, no NBIAA activities can be held for that school and all practices/games would be cancelled for that day and league games rescheduled.  Depending on when cancellations take place by school teams, some regional or provincial games may unfortunately have to be forfeited.


2020-2021 COVID Information

NBIAA Risk Mitigation Form C-4

NBIAA Return to Play Plan for the 2020-2021 season. (Updated: 4-9-2021)

NBIAA Memo on Return to School Sports for the 2020-2021 season (8-25-2020).

EECD Return to School: Directions for School Districts and Schools

EECD Alert Level: Orange - Changes in Directives (10-15-2020)

Tourism, Heritage & Culture – Sport & Recreation Branch
        New Brunswick's Path to Green - Guidance for Recreation and Sport - 6-21-2021
        Frequently Asked Questions - 5-10-2021
        Safer Participation in Sports
        Risk Mitigation for Sporting Events
        Risk Mitigation for Festivals and Events

New Brunswick Coronovirus webpage
        General Information
                Recovery Level Comparison
        Symptoms, screening and testing
               How to Self-Monitor
               How to Self-Isolate
        Physical distancing
        Hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting

Public Health Recovery Phases
        Current publich health alert level

Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health)

Provincial Sport Organzation Links (Return to Play Plans):
Athletics New Brunswick
Badminton New Brunswick
Baseball New Brunswick
Basketball New Brunswick
Cheer New Brunswick
Field Hockey Canada
Football New Brunswick
Golf New Brunswick
Hockey New Brunswick
Rugby New Brunswick
Soccer New Brunswick
Softball New Brunswick
Swim New Brunswick
Volleyball New Brunswick
Wrestling New Brunswick