Manitoba announces further restrictions, no change to retail - Retail Council of Canada
Coronavirus | Health & Safety | Manitoba

Manitoba announces further restrictions, no change to retail

December 27, 2021

The Manitoba government has announced a number of additional restrictions in response to rapidly rising case numbers, however restrictions applying to retail remain unchanged

Manitoba Health Orders will continue to permit 100% capacity across most of the province, with the exception of portions of the Southern Heath region that were lowered many weeks ago to 50%. Retail stores are also expected to take steps to enforce 2 metre distancing between customers, including reducing capacity, as necessary.

New Changes announced today include:

The following public gathering locations must continue to maintain a maximum capacity of 50%, however may now not exceed 50% or a new ceiling of 250 people, whichever is less: 

  • all restaurants, licensed premises, food courts and socials;
  • movie theatre and concert halls;
  • performing arts venues and outdoor ticketed performing arts events;
  • museums and art galleries;
  • outdoor and indoor sporting and recreational facilities
  • gyms, fitness centres and yoga studios;
  • indoor and outdoor ticketed sporting events, including Jets games; 
  • indoor recreational businesses;
  • seasonal facilities and events;
  • religious services and Indigenous cultural events; and
  • bingos, casinos and businesses with VLTs.

In addition, liquor sales in restaurants and licensed premises must end at 10 p.m. daily. 

The changes will come into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 12:01 a.m. and will expire on Jan. 11, 2022.

Retail Council of Canada remains appreciative of the daily discussions we are having with the Manitoba Government, and know that members will continue to do their part to maintain distancing, masking and other safety protocols in their stores.

For questions or more information contact

John Graham
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)
204 926-8624