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Requirements for proof of vaccination and masking within City facilities take effect

Stay informed on what is needed to access municipal facilities, meetings and services

Effective Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and following the direction and guidance of the Government of New Brunswick and Public Health officials, masks will be required in all indoor public spaces, including public transit.

In addition to the wearing of masks, proof of full vaccination (two doses) and Government-issued identification must be presented to access municipally-owned recreation facilities including arenas, community centres, and workspaces beyond front desk customer service countersThese same requirements also apply to City-organized indoor events, including public information sessions and meetings.

Additionally, restaurants and public eating areas within the Saint John City Market will remain open with proof of vaccination and government issued identification required for any indoor dining or drinking. Proof of vaccination is not required for takeout orders. Public seating within the Market solarium will be adjusted and open for extended lunch hours only, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

For all Common Council and Committee meetings, the public, including presenters, must show proof of vaccination and government-issued identification for in-person attendance. Those who do not wish to provide the required documentation for in-person attendance can participate in the meetings virtually. 

The proof of vaccination requirement applies to anyone aged 12 and olderThe only exception applies to those who are able to show a medical exemption certificate.

Stay informed and learn how we can work together to keep our communities safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The City of Saint John encourages residents to protect their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community by getting vaccinated. To book your vaccination appointment, and for walk-in clinic information, visit COVID-19 vaccines (

For information on the updated COVID-19 Public Health requirements in New Brunswick, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) (

For more information on City services, visit