Manitoba government has announced new rules and restrictions to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19.
Starting Sunday morning, the cap on outdoor gatherings will drop to five people from 10.
Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services.
Gyms, museums, art galleries and libraries will have to close and indoor religious services will be prohibited.
The province has reported 502 new cases and one more death today due to COVID-19.
New COVID-19 Restrictions & Rules Effective May 9
The following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Sunday, May 9 at 12:01 a.m. for a period of three weeks:
- outdoor gatherings that include people from multiple households are limited to a maximum of five people;
- 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.
Changes to the orders will be in effect until Sunday, May 30.