Coronavirus | Manitoba

Manitoba announces new restrictions, including retail capacity reduced to 25% effective this Wednesday at 12:01 am

April 26, 2021

Effective Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:01 am, the Manitoba government is implementing new public health orders to restrict gathering sizes and help slow the spread of rising variant cases. 

For a period of four weeks: retail stores must limit capacity to 25% of fire code, up to a maximum of 250 patrons, whichever is lower.  Malls will also be limited to 25% of the facility’s capacity and directed to close all food courts. 

The new health order also targets gathering sizes, with households prohibited from having visitors, and outdoor gatherings restricted to 10 people in public outdoor spaces only.   Restaurant patio dining will be reduced to groups of four people only, with no household restrictions, and gyms now limited to 25% capacity among other changes. 

Changes to the orders will be in effect until Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Curbside pick-up and delivery services are encouraged, and retailers must continue to maintain their strict commitment to safety protocols.  Employers have also been encouraged to support employees accessing vaccinations when they are eligible.

For questions or more information contact

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


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