Government of New Brunswick

You can now request a test for COVID-19 online

If you have one or more symptoms you are able to be tested for COVID-19.

If you are concerned about a potential exposure to the virus, please note that it can take up to five (5) days before you would test positive after being exposed to COVID-19.

Timing is something to be considered when completing the self-assessment and submitting a request to be tested, please ensure that you self-monitor for symptoms. 

If you were a close contact of a confirmed positive case, Public Health will contact you with directions on when to be tested.

Individuals travelling or returning to New Brunswick for work purposes

Unless exempt, New Brunswick residents returning to New Brunswick from work in a province or territory outside Atlantic Canada must undergo a self-isolation for 14 days unless they volunteer to test for COVID-19. Modified self-isolation is no longer possible.

As outlined in the mandatory order, a person who traveled outside the Atlantic bubble  OR into New Brunswick from outside the Atlantic bubble for work purposes can be voluntarily tested for COVID-19 up to two times, depending upon the length of their stay in the province, and become exempt from self-isolation if they have no symptoms and test negative on their day five-to-seven test and complete a second test depending on their length of stay in the province.

The number of tests required is based on length of time in New Brunswick as follows:

  • One test performed around day five to seven for people staying five to nine days in New Brunswick.
  • Two tests performed around days five to seven and days 10 to 12 for people staying more than 10 days in New Brunswick.

Individuals who do not complete all the tests required cannot continue to be exempt and must complete any remaining self-isolation days to a total of 14 days. This does not apply to truckers or daily commuters. It also does not apply to people travelling into the province under the authority of an operational plan approved by WorkSafe New Brunswick, as this already involves a work-isolation requirement.

Testing must be scheduled using the online self-referral tool and will be completed at an assessment centre nearest the individual.

To request a test, please complete the online COVID-19 Test Request NB Form and select "New Brunswick Resident Working Outside the Atlantic Bubble" in the "Are you a member of one of the following groups:" section.