The province of Manitoba had moved to the Critical level (red) on Thursday, November 12 on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Changes to existing Public Health Orders will take effect May 9, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect for a period of three weeks.
Social distancing norms and Public Health orders will be in effect. Mandatory use of masks in indoor spaces, City facilities, and vehicles, including Winnipeg Transit and Winnipeg Transit Plus, noise restrictions at licensed facilities.
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A new set of public health orders start on Saturday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. and include provisions for outdoor gatherings with up to five people in public spaces and on private property.
Other restrictions remain in place including:
- indoor public gatherings are not permitted and visitors are not permitted indoors on private property, except in certain circumstances;
- requirements for employers to allow employees to work from home as much as possible;
- retail businesses may only operate at 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, and only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver;
- continued requirements for malls to manage capacity and access to eliminate gatherings and ensure compliance with shopping; and
- many businesses and organizations will remain closed for in-person service including gyms and fitness clubs, restaurants and bars (including patios), personal service businesses, museums, galleries and libraries.
The new orders will remain in effect until Saturday, June 26, at 12:01 a.m.
- Outdoor gatherings permitted with up to five people in public spaces and on private property starting June 12th.
- Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services;
- Gyms and fitness centres will close;
- Casinos remain closed and VLTs will close;
- Museums, galleries and libraries will close;
- Indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited;
- Personal services such as estheticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will close;
- Indoor sports and recreation, including after-school activities, will close;
- Outdoor sports and recreation activities will have a maximum of five participants and organized team games will not be permitted;
- Dance, theatre and music schools will close;
- Day camps will close;
- Retail stores, markets and garden centres will be able to open at 10 per cent capacity, to a maximum of 100 people, and malls will be open to a maximum of 10 per cent of the facility’s capacity; and
- Self-help gatherings will have a maximum of 10 participants.
WHAT IS OPEN
Parks & Outdoor
- City parks and dog parks, trails, athletic fields, and active transportation pathways will remain open; however, residents are reminded to observe appropriate physical distancing while using these spaces. Groups larger than five people will not be permitted in our parks or athletic fields.
- Provincial Parks Open — Read the Covid-19 regulations before visiting.
- National Parks and Historic Sites (Outdoor) are open – Plan ahead
- Residents can access the connected walkway system from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The skywalks are closed on weekends.
- The underground concourse at Portage & Main can be accessed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays.
- Millennium Library Parkade patrons will still have street-level access to the stairwell entrance to the parkade. Access to the parkade via the elevator in the Millennium Library will be available for use between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.
- Beginning May 15, select streets throughout Winnipeg will be open to cyclists as part of the Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.
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Places to Visit in Manitoba:
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- Hiking Trails In and Around Winnipeg
- Must-Visit Scenic Lookouts
- Place to go fishing
- Self-guided Tours
Food & Grocery
- Grocery Stores
- St Norbert Farmers’ Market – Buy online 24/7
- The Forks Market
- Johnston Terminal
- Restaurants, bars and patios can provide take-out and delivery services; Closed for in-person dining.
- Retail stores, markets and garden centres will be able to open at 10 percent capacity, to a maximum of 100 people, and malls will be open to a maximum of 10 per cent of the facility’s capacity.
City Services & Other Facilities
Please note: Face masks are required in City facilities and vehicles, including Winnipeg Transit and Winnipeg Transit Plus
- Garbage, recycling & yard waste
- Check if your Community Centre is open
- The temporary patio registration program has been extended through the upcoming summer season to allow registered eligible businesses to operate under the summer temporary patio program from April 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.
- Winnipeg Transit
- Winnipeg Transit Plus
- Brookside, Transcona, and St. Vital cemeteries remain open to the public
- Beginning May 13, Winnipeg Public Library branches will begin offering contactless holds pickup and return service at all 20 branches.
Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 until June 30, 2021, the following are changes related to parking:
- Offering one-hour complimentary parking at all metered locations throughout Winnipeg. Please note, there is no requirement to pay for parking in order to receive the one-hour complimentary parking. This is not to be combined with the existing two-hour complimentary Saturday parking in the Downtown area.
- Relaxing enforcement of 1-2 hour time limits on residential streets with the exception of streets around Deer Lodge Centre where there are ongoing parking availability issues; however, residents must obey all other parking restrictions (i.e. obstructing fire hydrants, parking too close to intersections, etc.).
Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 and throughout the pandemic:
- Adding temporary 15-minute loading zones in various locations throughout the Downtown and the Exchange District to benefit local businesses.
Most city services can be accessed online or over the phone.
- Interior residential property inspections will be completed through photos or via phone
- Building permit applications; For those who cannot complete applications through the digital process, completed permit applications can be dropped off at the customer service window at 31-30 Fort St.
- Athletic field Bookings
- In-home inspection appointments
- Water meter readings can be provided via phone 204-986-4445 or online at MyUtilityBill.
- Permits and Licensed Service Persons applications and renewals can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or calling the WFPS Fire Prevention Branch at 204-986-8200.
- Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has expanded the types of reports residents can make online.
- Online Winnipeg Public Library
WHAT IS CLOSED
Attractions & Facilities Closed
- All recreation and leisure programs and services, including Leisure Guide programming, and closing all City-owned and operated recreation facilities, gyms, indoor pools, arenas, and libraries
- Animal Services is closed to members of the public.
- All City-owned and operated playgrounds, skate parks, and recreational sports fields
- The City of Winnipeg Archives at 50 Myrtle St
- The City of Winnipeg service counter at the Bilingual Service Centre, 170 Goulet St.
- The Council Building at City Hall
- City Hall wedding ceremonies
- All interior residential property inspections are suspended
- All in-person public engagement opportunities
- By-Law Enforcement Services
- The Zoning & Permits Branch, located at 31-30 Fort St., will not be accepting walk-in customers.
- The Parking Store, located at 495 Portage Ave.
- Water meter reading and inspections, as well as water meter returns, removals, and replacements, are suspended
Tourist Attractions Closed
- Casinos remain closed and VLTs
- Museums, galleries, and libraries