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 3 from June 21st- Details
- developing guidelines for faith-based and other cultural gatherings, pow wows and other Indigenous cultural and spiritual gatherings, and small summer fairs and festivals;
- easing border restrictions to allow residents of western Canada and northwest Ontario to enter Manitoba without the need to self-isolate for 14 days;
- resuming regular licensed capacity for child-care centres with guidelines in place;
- increasing group sizes for day camps from 24 children to 50;
- increasing indoor occupancy levels for community/service centres and senior centres/clubs;
- allowing people employed by or affiliated with a film production to enter Manitoba without self-isolating for 14 days;
- allowing people employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team to enter Manitoba without self-isolating for 14 days;
- removing occupancy limits for retail businesses while ensuring physical distancing measures are in place;
- increasing indoor and patio occupancy limits to 75 per cent of total capacity for restaurants, bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries; and
- lifting occupancy limits for regulated and non-regulated health professions including registered massage therapists.
Manitoba Gathering Limits
During Phase 3: 50 people indoors and 100 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 to reopen from Friday, July 3
- Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and Pan Am Pool are expected to re-open on Monday, July 20th. The facilities will operate with limited access to the 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 will be open on weekends in June
- 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
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.
- From June 22, the following Winnipeg Public Library branches will be open for holds pick-up service, telephone reference service, and access to return borrowed library material
- 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
- Winnipeg Transit will be moving to an enhanced Saturday schedule on weekdays. The service schedule for Saturdays and Sundays will not change.
- 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 to reopen on June 22
- The City Clerk’s Department front counter will reopen fully from June 22
- The resumption of wedding bookings and ceremonies from Monday, June 22
- The reopening of the City Archives research room by appointment from Monday, June 22
- The Council Building at City Hall for in-person delegations and meetings with elected officials will reopen partially beginning Monday, June 22
WHAT IS CLOSED
Events & Festivals
- Manitoba Children’s Museum. Reopening date is not confirmed yet.
- All Winnipeg Jets Games Cancelled Until Further Notice
- All Winnipeg Ice Games Cancelled Until Further Notice
- All Manitoba Moose suspended until further notice.
- Royal Canadian Mint – may reopen soon, reopening date TBA
- All events at Club Regent Casino until July 8, 2020
- Bell MTS
- Burton Cummings Theatre
Attractions & Facilities in Winnipeg Closed
- All City-owned and operated recreation centres, pools, and arenas are closed
- Animal Services is closed to public. However, dogs will be available for adoption with an appointment. Animal Services Officers continue to respond to complaints.
- Classroom learning will remain suspended for the remainder of the school year. Schools can reopen for other limited activities.
- Assessment & Taxation’s front counter at 457 Main St is closed
- Community Services front counters located at 395 Main St.
- By-Law Enforcement Services has suspended in-person all interior residential and commercial property inspections
- Community Services Department’s front counters located at 395 Main St. are closed
- All interior occupied residential inspections are suspended until further notice. Zoning & Permits Branch, located at 31-30 Fort St., will not be accepting walk-in customers. Building permit application forms can be found online. For those who cannot complete applications with through digital process, completed permit applications can be dropped off at the customer service window at 31-30 Fort St.
- All City-owned and operated recreation centres, arenas
- Winnipeg Public Library until further notice and Leisure Guide programming to the end of June. Few branches will reopen for holds services from June, Others TBA
- Water meter inspections; water meter returns, removals, and replacements; On-site meter reading by City employees are suspended
- The Parking Store, located at 495 Portage Ave., is closed
- Cineplex Theatres
- Landmark Theatre
- Manitoba Hydro offices
- Public galleries of the Manitoba Legislative Building will be closed and tours are cancelled until further notice