Sunday services will look very different this weekend for New Brunswick residents.

The next two weeks will have New Brunswick residents under the strictest COVID-19 restrictions their province has planned for this winter.

“These measures are serious, and that is because we are facing a very serious situation," Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health.

They are being moved to Level 3 of the COVID-19 winter plan which includes no gatherings outside of the household, and closing gyms, salons, and more.

The province says indoor religious services are not allowed. Instead, virtual, in-car, or outdoor services are permitted

This will last until January 31.

The province with a 776,827 population has 104 people in the hospital due to COVID-19 Thursday, with close to 400 healthcare workers testing positive for the virus.