Students In Isolation & Travel Information

STEP 5: Implement Your Mandatory 14-Day Isolation Plan

Upon arriving in NB, students must go DIRECTLY to the location where they will self-isolate (NO STOPPING), and stay there for the entire 14 days (NO LEAVING). This means that you are NOT allowed to leave your self-isolation location, take the bus or a taxi to get groceries, go for a walk/run, drive in your car, or have a friend come over to visit you.

THE 14-DAY SELF-ISOLATION PERIOD IS DEFINED by the 24-hour clock and begins when you arrive at your place of self-isolation. One day in self-isolation equals 24 full hours. You must complete a cycle of 14 full 24-hour days consecutively to complete your 14 days of self-isolation.

Example: You arrive at your place of self-isolation on January 2 at 10 PM. Day 1 of your 14-day self-isolation period will begin at 10 PM on January 2 and run for 24 hours until January 3 at 10 PM. To achieve 14 full 24-hour days, you will complete your 14-day isolation on January 16 at 10 PM.

Having a COVID-19 test during your self-isolation period does not change when you will complete self-isolation. We will confirm your completion date and time with you when we begin daily calls.


COVID-19 Testing

testing iconOn day 10-12 of self-isolation all students who have arrived from outside of Canada (crossed an international border) are required to have a MANDATORY COVID-19 TEST administered by a health care professional. 

Students who have arrived from outside of New Brunswick (and have NOT crossed an international border) may VOLUNTEER to have a COVID-19 test.

Important information: At all times, measures to protect the students’ privacy rights will be implemented and respected.

Test Results

  • Negative results: Self-isolation period ends on day 14 of arrival date.
  • Positive results: If the Regional Medical Officer of Health contacts you with a positive test result, you must remain in isolation and follow the local public health authority advice.

At this time, UNB will follow the advice of the Regional Medical Officer of Health and take actions to support you and others who are self-isolating with you to ensure your privacy, establish a self-isolation plan and ensure you have the required medical attention.


Symptomatic Individuals

sick person iconIf you have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever,
  • new cough or worsening chronic cough,
  • runny nose, headache,
  • sore throat,
  • new onset of fatigue,
  • new onset of muscle pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • vomiting,
  • loss of taste or smell

Visit the Goverment of New Brunswick's COVID-19 self assessment page for more information.

In an emergency, or if you are experiencing severe symptoms, please call 911 or call ahead to your local Emergency Department so they can prepare for your arrival. 


 Sources: Government of New Brunswick