Manitoba Government releases a  list of Possible Changes To Covid Restrictions

Manitobans have been under Code Red COVID restrictions since November 12th.

However, the Manitoba Government just announced the possibility of switching to code orange. If this move is made, the proposed changes to the public health orders could go into effect officially as early as next week.

Possible changes to the public health orders include:

· increasing gathering limits at outdoor public places to 25 people;

· increasing gathering limits at weddings, funerals, and other gatherings to 25 people;

· expanding capacity at religious services to a 25 percent or a 250-person capacity, whichever is lower, with other public health measures still in effect;

· expanding the capacity limits for retail stores to 50 percent or a 500-person capacity, whichever is lower, with other public health measures still in effect;

· allowing people to eat at the same table with other people in the indoor area of a restaurant, as long as everyone seated at a table has designated those individuals to visit them in their home;

· allowing organized team games at indoor sporting facilities;

· allowing youth to not wear a mask while taking part in indoor sporting activities, but requiring mask use in other areas of the facility;

· enabling indoor theatres, indoor concert halls, casinos, and gaming centers to open at 25 percent or a 250-person capacity, whichever is lower, with other public health measures still in effect;

· removing the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days for interprovincial/domestic travelers who travel for business reasons and do not have symptoms.

An official announcement that would confirm these proposed changes is expected in the coming days.

For more details visit the Manitoba Government website here.