Restrictions might be loosening in Manitoba

The Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister, and Dr. Brent Roussin announced today that the province is considering further loosening some restrictions while continuing to prioritize the needs of the health- care system.
 
The province is considering the following changes for all of Manitoba is and asking Manitobans for their input on:

• allowing food services, including restaurants and lounges, to reopen at 25 percent capacity with closure time of 10 p.m., limited to patron groups of household members;

• allowing personal services, including nail salons and tattoo parlors, to reopen at 25 percent capacity with adequate physical distancing, enhanced personal protective equipment measures, and requirements to collect information for contact tracing purposes.

• allowing gyms to reopen at 25 percent capacity for one-on-one and individual training sessions with adequate physical distancing, with no group classes;

• allowing places of worship to reopen at a maximum of 10 percent capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower;

• allowing libraries to reopen at a maximum of 25 percent capacity, limited to patron groups of household members;

• allowing organized outdoor sports to resume for games or practices (no multi-team tournaments);

• clarifying that addictions support and treatment groups can operate with adequate physical distancing measures in place;

• allowing the film industry to resume work, with safety protocols in place;

• opening public washroom facilities with 25 percent capacity and enhanced signage;

• increasing capacity for weddings to up to 10 people in addition to the officiant and photographer; and

• allowing photographers to resume operations outdoors and with studio capacity limited to patron groups of household members only.
 
The province is asking for feedback from residents on the proposed changes, which would come into effect next week to replace the current public health orders. To provide input, visit https://engagemb.ca/.