Manitoba is relaxing the restrictions on outdoor gatherings but other restrictions remain in place as amendments to the public health orders were announced on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
“As our case numbers and test positivity rates start to drop and vaccination rates continue to rise, we can start to slowly ease some restrictions to allow people to gather outdoors, where there is a lower risk of transmission,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer. “But given the demands on the health-care system, we’re not in a position to open everything at once. We know this has been hard, but we need to continue to stay home, work from home as much as we can, follow the fundamentals and get vaccinated as soon as possible to ease the pressure on the health system.”
The amended restrictions allow up to five people to gather in outdoor public spaces and on private property beginning Saturday June 12.
Indoor gatherings at public locations or on private property are still not permitted.
Other restrictions that remain in place limit the number of customers inside a business to 10 per cent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. Only one person per household is permitted to enter a business, although exceptions are made for single parents and people who require a caregiver.
Restaurants and bars remain closed (including patios) remain closed to in-person service. Other businesses like gyms, fitness clubs, personal service businesses, museums, galleries and libraries also remain closed.
Roussin noted that the new orders will remain in place until June 26.
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