Health and prevention

If you or a member of your family are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, contact Tele-Care 811 or your primary health-care provider for further direction. Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 self-assessment tool

The Government of New Brunswick has launched an online tool to help individuals determine whether they should be tested for COVID-19. Using this tool will help New Brunswickers determine when they should call 811.

Launch self-assessment

Be informed. Be safe. Be kind.

The actions of individuals and communities can prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Even if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, physical (social) distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises to think ahead about the actions that we can take to stay healthy and to help reduce the risk of infection or spreading the infection to others. This includes staying at home as much as possible and being prepared in case you or a family member becomes ill.

We can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community, across New Brunswick and throughout the country by modifying our behaviours to include cleaning and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, practicing frequent hygiene which includes proper hand washing and coughing and sneezing etiquette.

To further slow the spread of the virus in the province, it is important to follow these personal actions:

  • Follow public health and safety measures as we transition through recovery phases.
  • Maintain two metres of physical distance between yourself and others when you go out.
  • When physical distancing is difficult, it is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Frequently wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces in your home, such as doorknobs and countertops.