Manitoba Announces New COVID Restrictions

New Restrictions Announced

WINNIPEG - Manitoba health minister Audrey Gordon and the province's chief medical officer of health Dr. Brent Roussin have announced new COVID-19 restrictions that take effect first thing Tuesday morning for at least three weeks.

This move is being made to allow as many people as possible to get vaccinated and boosted ahead of the Omicron variant becoming more of a problem here.

The measures will require indoor private gatherings to be restricted to members of a household plus 10 people if everyone is fully vaccinated.

If even one person 12 or older is unvaccinated, the limit is the household plus five others.

For public indoor gatherings, capacity will be limited to 25 per cent or 25 people, whichever is lower. Crowds at large sporting events will be limited to 50 per cent capacity.

Outdoors, only 50 people will be allowed to gather.

Gyms, theatres, licensed venues and museums will all have their capacity cut to 50 per cent.

Restaurant guests will have to stay seated and there can be no more than 10 people at a table.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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