Province announces new public health orders effective March 5
The Manitoba Government says they are continuing cautious re-opening plans based on public feedback.
Public health order changes are effective Friday, March 5 at 12:01 a.m. and will expire on March 25. They include the following:
Retail & restaurants
- Enable any type of business to be able to operate with the exception of indoor theatres, indoor concert halls, casinos and bingo halls.
- Retail stores, malls and personal services can have increased capacity limits of up to 50 per cent or 250 people, whichever is lower.
- Restaurants and licensed premises can have increased capacity limits of up to 50 per cent, with the requirement for tables to sit with only household members.
- Businesses other than casinos can resume operating video lottery terminals, with physical distancing measures and barriers in place.
Recreation & fitness
- Indoor recreation and sporting facilities such as gyms, fitness centres and studios can open at 25 per cent total capacity. The requirement that only one-on-one instruction is allowed has been removed.
- Gyms, fitness centre and pool users must continue to wear a mask while working out and in all other areas of the facility, with the exception of while in a swimming pool.
- Indoor recreational facilities such as arcades and children’s facilities to open at 25 per cent capacity.
Note that all other public health measures (for example, physical distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitization) are still in place.
For a detailed list of all changes, read the updated public health orders (PDF).