The Province of Manitoba will be loosening a few restrictions this weekend.

 

It will be the start of slowly opening up the province once again after going into Code Red restrictions back in November.

 

The orders include the following changes:

– Allowing restaurants and licensed premises to reopen at 25 percent capacity with patron groups limited to members of the same household only;

– Allowing outdoor sports facilities to reopen for casual sports as well as organized practices and games, with multi-team tournaments not permitted;

– Allowing gyms, fitness centers, and yoga studios to reopen at 25 percent capacity;

– Allowing indoor sporting facilities such as rinks, gymnastic clubs, and martial arts studios to reopen at 25 percent capacity for individual instruction only;

– Allowing places of worship to hold regular religious services if a service does not exceed 10 percent of usual capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower;

– Allowing self-help groups for persons dealing with addictions or other behaviors to hold meetings at 25 percent capacity of the premise where meetings take place;

– Allowing museums, art galleries, and libraries to operate at 25 percent capacity;

– Allowing personal service businesses, such as those providing pedicures, electrolysis, cosmetic application, tanning, tattooing, or massage services to reopen at 25 percent capacity;

– Allowing up to 10 people to attend a wedding in addition to the officiant and a photographer or videographer;

– Allowing photographers and videographers to offer services to individual clients or those residing in the same household in addition to providing services at weddings, with the exception of visiting client homes; 

– Allowing the film industry to operate fully with physical distancing and other safety measures in place.

 

The orders will take effect on February 12th at 12:01 A.M. and will last for at least three weeks.

 

Over 33,000 people responded to a survey that the government put out to check the resident’s opinions on restrictions last month.