Dr Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer announced tighter COVID-19 public health order restrictions on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Effective 12:01 am Sunday, May 9, 2021, changes to public health orders come into force and include:
- outdoor gatherings that include people from multiple households are limited to a maximum of five people;
- restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services;
- gyms and fitness centres will close;
- casinos remain closed and VLTs will close;
- museums, galleries and libraries will close;
- indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited;
- personal services such as estheticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will close;
- indoor sports and recreation, including after-school activities, will close;
- outdoor sports and recreation activities will have a maximum of five participants and organized team games will not be permitted;
- dance, theatre and music schools will close;
- day camps will close;
- retail stores, markets and garden centres will be able to open at 10 per cent capacity, to a maximum of 100 people, and malls will be open to a maximum of 10 per cent of the facility’s capacity; and
- self-help gatherings will have a maximum of 10 participants.
The new restrictions will remain in place until Sunday, May 30.
“Right now case numbers are far too high and the strain on our health system is rapidly increasing,” said Roussin. “I urge all Manitobans to do everything they can to reduce transmission of the virus – follow the orders, stay home as much as possible, reduce the number of contacts you have and wear masks when you are around others from outside your household.”
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