Atlantic Bubble Now Delayed Until May 3rd
On Tuesday, Atlantic Canada’s premiers announced that the re-opening of the Atlantic bubble would be delayed to Monday, May 3rd at the earliest due to the surge of new COVID-19 cases.
“Given the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 in parts of Atlantic Canada and the emergence of more transmissible forms of the virus, the Council of Atlantic Premiers has agreed to delay the reopening of the Atlantic Bubble by at least two weeks, to May 3rd, 2021.” Wrote the council on their website.
The decision was said to be based upon the expert advice from the region’s Chief Medical Officers of Health.
The bubble, which was suppose to originally open on Monday, April 19th, would of allowed travel between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrodor, without having to self-isolate. New Brunswick would of also re-established the travel bubble with Témiscouata, Avignon and Listuguj First Nation in Quebec.
The Atlantic bubble postponement also came after Nova Scotia, Premier Iain Rankin announced on Tuesday that people travelling from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia will once again have to self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive.
For more information about the COVID-19 response and specific public health requirements for each of the Atlantic Provinces, click on the following links below:
- New Brunswick: http://www.gnb.ca/coronavirus
- Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/
- Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
- Prince Edward Island: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19