To further protect the health system, the Manitoba government has announced the extension of all public health orders until at least Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Retail Capacity 10% – One Shopper Only
Retail capacity for all retail stores across Manitoba remains at 10% of fire code occupancy, to a maximum of 100 people for larger footprint stores.
Additionally, stores must take steps to ensure only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver.
There are also increased requirements for malls to manage capacity and in-mall gatherings to ensure compliance while shopping.
Curbside pick-up and delivery services are encouraged, and retailers must continue to maintain their strict commitment to all other safety protocols.
Additionally, the chief provincial public health officer will now utilize health-hazard orders to close businesses, if necessary, where there are multiple cases and transmission is a risk. RCC is following up with the government for greater clarity.
Impact to other Sectors and Manitobans
Most businesses and organizations will remain closed for in-person service, including gyms and fitness clubs, restaurants and bars, personal service businesses and theaters.
Indoor and outdoor gatherings, beyond household members also remain prohibited.
K-12 schools will remain online until at least June 9, 2021.
RCC will continue to work closely with the government to maintain the confidence they have shown in allowing retail stores to remain open under these very strict conditions.
For questions or more information contact
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)