WINNIPEG - Before phase three of the re-opening of Manitoba kicks in, planned for June 21st, Premier Brian Pallister wants your input. He says your help with phase two was invaluable.
“Thanks to the efforts of ‘Team Manitoba’, we have successfully kept our COVID curve flat and continue to have among the lowest test positivity rates in Canada,” said Pallister. “There is a lot to take into consideration as we reopen our businesses and communities, safely. I am pleased to share with Manitobans the draft plan for Phase Three of Restoring Safe Services, and I encourage their input and advice as we move forward in our recovery efforts, together."
The draft plan for phase three is based on public health advice and consultation with key sectors. Proposed measures include:
• increasing gathering sizes to up to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors;
• developing guidelines for faith-based and other cultural gatherings, pow wows and other Indigenous cultural and spiritual gatherings, and small summer fairs and festivals;
• easing border restrictions to allow residents of western Canada and northwest Ontario to enter Manitoba without the need to self-isolate for 14 days;
• resuming regular licensed capacity for child-care centres with guidelines in place;
• increasing group sizes for day camps from 24 children to 50;
• increasing indoor occupancy levels for community/service centres and senior centres/clubs;
• allowing people employed by or affiliated with a film production to enter Manitoba without
self-isolating for 14 days;
• allowing people employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team to enter Manitoba without self-isolating for 14 days;
• removing occupancy limits for retail businesses while ensuring physical distancing measures are in place;
• increasing indoor and patio occupancy limits to 75 per cent of total capacity for restaurants, bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries; and
• lifting occupancy limits for regulated and non-regulated health professions including registered massage therapists.
Detailed information of the phase three plan can be found here https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring.
Businesses with questions can ask them here https://engagemb.ca.