Update on Manitoba COVID Restrictions

Manitobans will be able to gather in small groups this weekend.

Public health officials announced that outdoor public gatherings of up to five people will be allowed as of Saturday.

Up to five visitors from no more than two different households will be allowed outdoors on private property. This means that up to three households in total can gather in someone’s yard.

There’s no limit on the number of households that can gather in outdoor public spaces, but the number of people still can’t exceed five.

All other current restrictions will remain in place.

Shared Health Chief Nursing Officer Lanette Siragusa says that the reason restrictions continue to be in place because hospitals are still full.

Fifteen more nurses are about a week into a two-week-long critical care nursing orientation, as part of efforts to help treat patients in Manitoba intensive care units.

Siragusa says steps are being taken to create capacity in hospitals.