Manitoba government has declared a state of emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. Social distancing norms and Public Health orders will be in effect.
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Manitoba moved to Phase 4 from July 25th- Details
- Allows stage performances and opening movie theatres
- Casinos, cinemas and theatres will be allowed to reopen with 30 per cent capacity
- Faith-based services, pow wows with 30 per cent capacity
- Allowing retail businesses and indoor recreation sites to use non-permeable barriers when distances of two metres can not be maintained.
Manitoba Gathering Limits
During Phase 4: 75 people indoors and 250 outdoors.
Parks & Outdoor
- Provincial Parks Open; Parks reservation open from May 4. Check campsite availability here.
- City Parks– including play structures and picnic shelters are open. Social distancing is required and individuals must maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other, except individuals living in the same household.
- From June 5, the City will begin accepting athletic field bookings. The existing field permit holders whose permits were temporarily suspended will be given priority for re-booking.
- Beaches are open – beach capacity limited to accommodate adequate social distancing
- National Parks and Historic Sites are open from June 1.
- Spray pads –18 spray pads are open but Washrooms on-site will not be available for use.
- All City-owned play structures and picnic shelter, as are skate parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields (soccer, baseball, football, etc.). Social distancing is required.
- City-owned golf courses with physical distancing rules in place. Kildonan Park, Crescent Drive, Harbour View, and Windsor Park golf courses
- Nine streets in Winnipeg are designated as bicycle/active transportation routes until Monday, September 7. These designated routes limit motor vehicle traffic to one block throughout the designated area. Daily | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
- Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
- Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
- Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street
- Assiniboine Avenue – Bedson Street to Westwood Drive
- Churchill Drive – Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue
- Egerton Road – Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue
- Kildonan Drive – Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place
- Kilkenny Drive – Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive
- Dog Parks
- Skywalks to reopen on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., beginning Monday, June 22
- Outdoor and wading pools
- Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and Pan Am Pool has re-opened. The facilities will operate with limited access to fitness equipment, walking tracks, and pools.
- Museums and art galleries are allowed to open. (Few attractions are yet to announce plans)
- Living Prairie Museum – Outdoor area and Interpretive Centre are open.
- FortWhyte Alive -all walking and cycling trails, Nature Shop, The Buffalo Stone Cafe and the Alloway Reception Centre
- Winnipeg Art Gallery is open. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden, as well as WAG@The Forks, is open.
- Oak Hammock Marsh trails are open
- Assiniboine Park greenspace and pathways, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and the English Garden are open.
- Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre is open by appointment
- Outdoor areas of theAssiniboine Park Zoo, Gateway to the Arctic, Stingray Beach, and the Gibbon Pavilion will be open. However, Buildings featuring high-touch displays and those where physical distancing is hard to maintain will remain closed.
- The Forks
- The Manitoba Museum
- Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre is open on Saturdays until June 14; From June 15, the Centre will be open Monday to Saturdays.
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights reopens from June 17
- Saint-Boniface Museum is open for pre-booked exclusive one-hour visits.
- Dakota Lanes bowling alley is open with reduced hours.
- Transcona Museum is open. Maximum visitors allowed is 5
- Assiniboia Downs is open for live racing (without spectators). Assiniboia Downs Club West Lounge is open for dining and wagering.
- The Pyramid Cabaret
- Ross House Museum
- Rumor’s Restaurant & Comedy Club
- Drive-in theatres
- The Rec Room Winnipeg will reopen for games from Monday, June 22
- Royal Canadian Mint. Tours will resume from July 13 with advance booking.
- Seven Oaks House Museum
- Fort Gibraltaropens July 21st
Places to Visit in Manitoba:
- Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore
- Nature Attractions in Manitoba
- Hiking Trails In and Around Winnipeg
- Must-Visit Scenic Lookouts
- Place to go fishing
- Self-guided Tours
Food & Grocery
- Grocery Stores Open
- Winnipeg Restaurants Open for Takeout & Delivery During COVID-19
- Restaurants Open in Winnipeg For Dine-In Services
- Retail businesses – Occupancy limits of 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres
- Shopping Malls are open
- St Norbert Farmers’ Market is open – Buy on-site and online.
- Hair stylists/barbers may reopen if businesses maintain an occupancy level that maintains a physical distance of at least two metres
- Manicurists and pedicurists, tattoo parlours, estheticians, cosmetologists, electrologists, and tanning parlours can open
- Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market in June is cancelled.
City Services & Other Facilities
- Assessment & Taxation – Public access terminal at 510 Main St. (Susan A. Thompson Building) is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- City of Winnipeg Patio Applications – City is offering temporary patio approvals to local restaurants.
- The following Winnipeg Public Library branches will be open for holds pick-up service, telephone reference service, New library memberships and card renewals, and access to return borrowed library material during operating hours.
- Millennium Library, 251 Donald St.
- Henderson Library, 1050 Henderson Hwy.
- Pembina Trail Library, 2724 Pembina Hwy.
- Louis Riel Library, 1168 Dakota Street
- Transcona Library, 1 Transcona Blvd
- St. Boniface Library, 131 Provencher Blvd #100
- Sir William Stephenson Library, 765 Keewatin Street
- St. James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Ave
- On Tuesday, August 4, all library branches will be partially re-opening (with the exception of the Cornish Library which is closed for ongoing renovations)
- Winnipeg Transit will be moving to an enhanced Saturday schedule on weekdays. The service schedule for Saturdays and Sundays will not change. Effective Sunday, August 2, Winnipeg Transit will be returning to a regular summer schedule, with full weekday service set to resume on Tuesday, August 4, following Terry Fox Day on Monday, Aug. 3. The use of non-medical face masks is recommended.
- Winnipeg Transit Customer Service Centres are now reopening in phases. Check open locations and timings.
- Park rental permit applications and Use of Streets permit applications are accepted
- Brookside, Transcona, and St. Vital cemeteries
- Online City services
- Online Winnipeg Library Services
- Pharmacies, shelters
- Waste Management/Garbage services
- Winnipeg Police Headquarters Service Centre located at 245 Smith Street has reopened to the public.
- The City Clerk’s Department front counter located on the main floor in the Susan A. Thompson Building at 510 Main St., has resumed full service with regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
- The resumption of wedding bookings and ceremonies. Attendance is limited to 10 people at indoor ceremonies in the Susan A. Thompson Building, 15 people at indoor ceremonies in the Council Building, and 25 people at outdoor ceremonies.
- The reopening of the City Archives research room by appointment
- The Council Building at City Hall for in-person delegations and meetings with elected officials will reopen partially beginning Monday, June 22
- Select City of Winnipeg summer day camps for preschool, children and youth aged 3-15 years are being offered during July and August.
- Use of Streets permit applications are accepted
- Animal Services is partially reopened to members of the public. Front counter service is available for pet licensing and fee collection on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
- Classroom learning will resume on September 8 for all students in kindergarten through Grade 12 in Manitoba. Learning in classrooms will be full-time for students in kindergarten through Grade 8 and for special-needs students in all grades, with five days of instruction per week. Some remote learning may be required for students in grades 9 to 12.
WHAT IS CLOSED
Events & Festivals
- Manitoba Children’s Museum. Reopening date is not confirmed yet.
- All Winnipeg Ice Games Cancelled Until Further Notice
- All Manitoba Moose suspended until further notice.
- Bell MTS
- Burton Cummings Theatre
Attractions & Facilities in Winnipeg Closed
- All City-owned and operated recreation centres, arenas are closed
- All interior occupied residential inspections are suspended until further notice. The Zoning & Permits Branch, located at 31-30 Fort St., will not be accepting walk-in customers.
- The City has temporarily suspended Water meter inspections, Water meter returns, removals, and replacements, and On-site meter reading by City employees
- Public galleries of the Manitoba Legislative Building will be closed
- Assessment & Taxation’s front counter, located at 457 Main St., is closed to members of the public
- The Parking Store, located at 495 Portage Ave., is closed to members of the public until further notice.