The Province of New Brunswick will lift its mandatory order on July 30 at 11:59 p.m., and this will remove all restrictions in the province as it goes to the Green Phase of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

The YMCA will be following all guidelines and regulations according to provincial government and the Department of Health. Since the pandemic began, we have followed Public Health recommendations and that journey will continue.

Anyone coming into our Y facilities will no longer require mask wearing, physical distancing, and contact tracing. Although we encourage all members to exercise their right to wear a mask, it will become a personal choice.

Over the course of the next few days, you will notice the removal of stickers and signage, re-introduction of equipment and furniture, the removal of pandemic-related ratios and capacities, and much more.

Please understand that this is a positive sign for our community but we need to remain alert. We hope you continue to role-model responsible behaviour like constant hand washing/sanitizing, coughing into sleeves, and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

Remember that everyone is at a different comfort level and it will take time for us all to adjust. We are so proud of the way Y staff and members have dealt with the pandemic and we will get through this together.