COVID-19 Restrictions: List of What is Allowed in Manitoba Starting August 7th

Manitoba has announced that most COVID-19 capacity restrictions will be lifted starting August 7th as the province has reached the third vaccination milestone ahead of schedule with 75 per cent of Manitobans expected to receive their second dose over the next week. 80 per cent of Manitobans age 12 and over have received their first dose.

Following the 4-3-2 One Great Summer Path to Reopen plan, the province says Saturday onwards there will be no restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences, and gyms and fitness centres, libraries, hair and nail salons and retail businesses can operate without restrictions.

Museums, galleries and movie theatres will no longer be restricted to vaccinated individuals but capacity will remain limited to 50 per cent.

Dining will not be restricted to households or vaccinated individuals, and restaurants and bars will no longer need to restrict the size or space between tables.

The province is also lifting the indoor mask mandate but continues to recommend wearing masks in indoor public spaces for everyone who is not fully immunized including children under 12 and maintaining physical distancing of two metres in indoor settings.

Changes Effective August 7th:

 

The following changes come into effect on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 12:01 a.m.

Sectors Open Without Restrictions

  • indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences
  • gyms and fitnesscentres
  • libraries
  • personal services, such as hair and nail salons
  • day camps
  • retail, markets, garden centres and malls

New Restrictions

Indoor gatherings and organized events, such as weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and self-help groups:

  • Capacity limited to 50 people or 50 per cent of capacity, whichever is greater.
  • Dance floors will remain closed and activities that encourage close gathering and mingling are not recommended.

Indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings:

  • 150 participants or 50 per cent capacity, whichever is greater.

Outdoor gatherings and organized events, such as weddings, funerals and receptions:

  • Organized outdoor gatherings in public setting capacity limited to 1,500 people or 50 per cent of capacity, whichever is lesser.Dance floors will remain closed and activities that encourage close gathering and mingling are not recommended.

Outdoor community, cultural and religious gatherings:

  • 1,500 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of a place, whichever is lesser. Drive-in services remain unrestricted.

Restaurants, licensed premises and food courts:

  • There will be no group limits for indoor and outdoor dining, no capacity limits or separation requirements between tables and immunization cards will not be required to access services.
  • Guests must remain seated as much as possible and patrons should maintain two-metre distance whenever they are away from their table.
  • Staff must ensure patrons do not congregate inside/ outside restaurants or licensed premises and there is to be no socializing between tables.
  • Operating hours will no longer be restricted.
  • Dance floors remain closed and sound levels must remain limited below 80-decibel levels.

Casinos and bingo halls:

  • 100 per cent capacity for fully immunized people only.
  • Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend (where appropriate) if accompanied by fully vaccinated household members.

Museums, galleries and movie theatres:

  • 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue, regardless of vaccination status

Professional sports or outdoor performing arts events:

  • 100 per cent for fully immunized people, with a plan approved by public health. Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated household members.

Large outdoor events:

  • Larger events with more than 1,500 people who are fully immunized may be permitted with a plan approved by public health.
  • Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated household members.

Horse and auto racing:

  • 100 per cent for fully immunized people, with a plan approved by public health.
  • Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated household members.

Outdoor fairs/festivals/spectator events:

  • 1,500 people or 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue.
  • Larger-capacity events permitted with a plan approved by public health.

Concert halls:

  • 100 per cent capacity for fully immunized individuals only.
  • Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated household members

Indoor sports and recreation (including dance, theatre and music schools):

  • All indoor group activities permitted with no capacity limits on participants.
  • This includes games, practices, competitions/ tournaments, day camps, rehearsals and recitals.
  • Spectator capacity limits still apply –50 per cent capacity. This includes other teams who are not active on the field of play (e.g.: at a tournament).
  • Spectators should maintain a two-metre distance whenever reasonably possible.

Outdoor sports and recreation:

  • No capacity limits for participants.
  • Includes games, practices, competitions/ tournaments, day camps, rehearsals and recitals.
  • Spectator capacity is limited to 50 per cent of the capacity of a place. This includes other teams who are not active on the field of play (ex: at a tournament) and spectators should maintain a two-metre distance whenever reasonably possible.
  • Larger capacity events may be permitted up to 100 per cent with a plan approved by public health.

Overnight camps:

  • Permitted with camper cohorts limited to 15 participants, no activities or co-mingling between cohorts and a plan approved by public health.

Workplaces:

  • Workplaces must continue to report cases to the government for follow-up.
  • Workplaces with public health confirmed transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace may be ordered to close for a minimum of 10 days.
  • Closure may be restricted to certain teams or areas in larger workplaces and exceptions will be provided for critical workplaces (e.g.: courthouses, police stations, fire halls, health-care facilities, schools, shelters, public transportation and distribution hubs for necessary goods –food, medicines, etc.)
  • Remote work is no longer required/recommended by public health and workplaces are encouraged to transition from COVID-19 safety plans to a general Communicable Disease Prevention Plan, focusing on basic risk reduction principles to reduce the risk of workplace transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses

Mask Use, Quarantine, Travel and Vaccine Status

 

Self-isolation (quarantine):

  • Unvaccinated case contacts are required to complete a 14-day self-isolation.Fully vaccinated and asymptomatic people exempt from quarantine.

Domestic travel:

  • Unvaccinated domestic travellers entering Manitoba must self-isolate for 14 days. Domestic travellers are exempt from self-isolation if they are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic

Masks and Physical Distancing:

  • Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings for everyone who is not fully immunized including children under 12.
  • At all times, a physical distance of two metres is recommended in indoor public places.

 

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