Coronavirus | Manitoba | Store Operations

Manitoba announced new restrictions, including retail capacity lowered to 10% – effective Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 7, 2021

The Manitoba government has announced strict new public health orders to close restaurants, bars, personal services, gyms, fitness centres, as well as lowering retail capacity to 10%, effective this Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 12:01 am for a period of three weeks.

Retail capacity reduced to 10% 

During this time, retail capacity for all retail stores across Manitoba is being further reduced from 25% to 10% of fire code occupancy, to a maximum of 100 people for larger footprint stores. 

RCC is pleased that the province supported the science of allowing retail stores to remain open, in contrast to the wide closures announced today for other sectors as listed below.

Curbside pick-up and delivery services are encouraged, and retailers must continue to maintain their strict commitment to safety protocols.

Restaurants, bars, personal services, indoor recreation to close 

A number of additional new mandatory health measures have also been announced, including:

  • Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services. 
  • Personal services such as estheticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will close.
  • Gyms, fitness centres, casinos, museums, indoor sports, indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited.
  • Outdoor sports and recreation activities are limited to a maximum of five participants.
  • Outdoor gatherings that include people from multiple households are limited to a maximum of five people.

Changes to the orders will be in effect until Sunday, May 30.

For questions or more information contact

John Graham
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)
jgraham@retailcouncil.org
204 926-8624


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