More public health orders are set to come into effect on Saturday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

Outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are no longer allowed. That includes all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields.

 

Also, only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children, or someone who requires a caregiver.

 

“These additional measures are necessary right now,” said Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson. “I’m asking all Manitobans to follow the orders, as these additional measures are necessary to slow the spread of this virus, and protect our communities and our healthcare system.”

 

Dr. Brent Roussin said that with second-dose appointment bookings beginning this week, the province’s vaccine rollout is headed in the right direction. He said though that Manitobans must continue to do everything they can to reduce transmission of the virus.

 

“We all need to follow these orders, stay home as much as possible, reduce our number of contacts and wear masks when we are around others from outside your household,” said Roussin. “Above all, book your appointment for a vaccine right away and your second dose as soon as you are eligible.”

 

The new changes to public health orders will be in place until 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26.