The province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on Thursday, November 12 on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. More restrictions are imposed in Winnipeg due to the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases.
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, and reducing liquor service hours are also in force.
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Critical (red) level Restrictions – Details
- Bars and restaurants will be closed except for take-out, drive-thru and delivery – Restaurants Open for Takeout & Delivery
- Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.
- Retail businesses listed as critical services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, can remain open at 25 per cent capacity.
- Retail businesses not on the list are able to provide e-service, curbside pickup or delivery services.
- All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close.
- Gyms and fitness centres must close.
- Religious and cultural gatherings must close or be provided virtually only.
- All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.
- In-store shopping only for essential items.
- Social contacts reduced to your household only. Social gatherings are not permitted. People are prohibited from assembling in a gathering of more than five people at any indoor or outdoor public place.
WHAT IS OPEN
Parks & Outdoor
- City parks and dog parks will remain open; however, residents are reminded to observe appropriate physical distancing while using these spaces
- Provincial Parks Open — Read the Covid-19 regulations before visiting.
- National Parks and Historic Sites (Outdoor) are open – Plan ahead
- Residents can access to 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.
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- Oak Hammock Marsh trails will remain open. Please note that the Interpretive Centre will be closed
- The Living Prairie Museum trails remain open. Do note that the interpretive centre is closed.
- Assiniboine Park green spaces including The English Garden, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and public washrooms at the Riley Family Duck Pond shelter will remain open. Visitors are reminded to follow public health orders and reduce social contact to household members only. Take-out service will be available at the Park Cafe.
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- Place to go fishing
- Self-guided Tours
Food & Grocery
- Grocery Stores Open at 25 per cent capacity
- St Norbert Farmers’ Market – Buy online 24/7
- The Forks Market – Tall Grass Bakery and Ellement will be open as they have been deemend essential under new guidelines. To acccess them the door closest to Ellement/Grass Roots will be open 7 am to 8 pm Tuesday to Saturday and 7 am to 6 pm Monday and Tuesday. Hours are subject to change.
- All other Forks Market tenants are closed to the public but many are offering curbside pick up or delivery.
- Pharmacies can open – Occupancy limits of 25 percent
- Non-critical retail businesses can provide e-service, curbside pickup, or delivery services
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 requirements are in effect until October 31, 2020. New winter patio registrations will be accepted as of October 14, 2020 and will be in effect from November 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
- Winnipeg Transit
- Winnipeg Transit Plus – Winter-only service from October 30
- In-home visits for emergency utility services will continue
- The waiver period allowing the deferral of tax payment without penalty is in effect until November 30, 2020.
- The Winnipeg Police Headquarters Service Centre located at 245 Smith Street
- Brookside, Transcona, and St. Vital cemeteries remain open to the public
- Parking – One-hour complimentary parking at all metered locations throughout Winnipeg. This is not to be combined with the existing two-hour complimentary Saturday parking in the Downtown area.
- 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.
- Open fire or fireworks permits Licensed Service Persons applications and renewals can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Events & Festivals
- All in-person public engagement opportunities
- All Winnipeg Ice Games Cancelled Until Further Notice
- All Manitoba Moose suspended until further notice.
Attractions & Facilities Closed
- All City-owned and operated fitness and leisure centres, gyms, indoor pools, arenas, and libraries. All recreation and leisure programs and services, including Leisure Guide programming, are suspended until further notice.
- All City-owned and operated playgrounds, skate parks, and recreational sports fields
- The Council Building at City Hall
- City Hall wedding ceremonies
- All interior residential property inspections are suspended
- 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
- Dine-in services at Restaurants
- All City-owned and operated playgrounds, skate parks, and recreational sports fields are closed. While not currently in operation, winter-based outdoor recreation, including City-owned and operated toboggan slides and outdoor rinks are also included in this closure.
Tourist Attractions Closed
- FortWhyte Alive including all trails are closed
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Assiniboia Downs & all OTBs are closed from November 2 – 15
- The Manitoba Museum
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- Saint-Boniface Museum
- Transcona Museum
- Manitoba Children’s Museum
- Ross House Museum
- Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre
- Rumor’s Restaurant & Comedy Club
- Royal Canadian Mint
- Seven Oaks House Museum – closed for the season
- Ross House Museum – closed for the season
- Assiniboine Park Zoo and Wild Things Unique Gifts, The art galleries at The Pavilion, The indoor dining area at the Park Café