Phase One: Restoring Safe Services

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The first phase of Manitoba's response to COVID-19 pandemic has been reacting to the public health emergency by introducing increasingly restrictive measures to reduce the spread of the disease. We are now in a position to ease these restrictions and support economic recovery by taking measures to restore some services.

As more information becomes available and data on the current situation in Manitoba is analyzed, some measures may need to be reintroduced or new restrictions implemented to reduce any further spread of the virus.

New May 27,2020 - Phase Two: Restoring Safe Services

April 29, 2020: Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap

Information for Workplaces

The first phase of Manitoba's response to COVID-19 pandemic has been reacting to the public health emergency by introducing increasingly restrictive measures to reduce the spread of the disease. We are now in a position to ease these restrictions and support economic recovery by taking measures to restore some services.

As more information becomes available and data on the current situation in Manitoba is analyzed, some measures may need to be reintroduced or new restrictions implemented to reduce any further spread of the virus.

New May 27,2020 - Phase Two: Restoring Safe Services

April 29, 2020: Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap

Information for Workplaces

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Your Business Questions on Phase One: Restoring Safe Services

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    Good afternoon, We are the Manitoba Soccer Association, under the umbrella of Sport Manitoba and the provincial government. We are a team sport with many clubs providing a benefit to the youth and adults in the province. They are all wishing to return to play when it is safe. We are working with our National Sport Body and other resources to finalize our Return to Play Protocols. We understand that we are to submit our Return to Play Protocols to Sport Manitoba for them to submit to the provincial health authorities for approval. Our questions are: 1. What is the timing on the approval of the Return to Play Protocols by the health authorities? 2. Will there be an official document that indicates the protocols are approved? 3. If there is no approval granted, will there be an indication of what needs to be addressed in order to have them approved? 4. As it pertains to liability, Insurance Companies have put a CONTAGION EXCLUSION on coverage. Will the provincial government take on the liability related to COVID-19 cases as it is approving the Return to Play Protocols? We thank you for your assistance in addressing our questions as over 16,000 players and parents are waiting for direction on this situation. Thank you. Hector Vergara Executive Director MSA

    Hector Vergara asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. Thank you for your patience. Effective May 22, players, coaches, managers, training staff and medical personnel employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team may attend at the team's facilities for the purposes of training and practising, provided that no members of the public are permitted to enter those facilities. These organized activities can resume as long as precautions are taken, such as physical distancing and enhanced cleaning of equipment and indoor spaces. 

    Each sports organization and/or facility must establish a plan for how to minimize physical contact between participants. Outdoor activities are lower risk for transmission of COVID-19 than indoor activities. The province is not reviewing and approving plans at this time. Guidance on performing a risk assessment for different sports and establishing plans will be posted online as soon as possible. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html

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    Our building remains closed to the public, however we have started to bring back select employees into the workplace. Are we able to have staff members from an affiliate organization access and use a specific space in our building for a specific period of time, providing that proper safety measures are in place?

    KLN asked 7 days ago

    Employees from your business as well as employees from an affiliate business may be on the premises of your building. In addition, starting June 1st, a range of businesses will be able to reopen to the public under certain restrictions and guidelines. Additional information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html 

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    Are golf tournaments allowed this summer if kept under the 50 people participants?

    marg_fraser asked 7 days ago

    As of June 1st, with the exception of professional competitions, golf courses may host tournaments so long as all those in attendance and spectating can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart except for brief encounters. Facilities in which professional sports teams are practicing, training or competing cannot be open to the public at this time. Additional information and guidelines can be found at: :  https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html#collapse10 

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    Hello, I am looking for guidelines/measures regarding the reopening of in person instruction for the Adult Education program I direct. We have 12 students and 3 instructors in the current intake. Any support or direction is most appreciated. Thank you

    AmyRW asked 4 days ago

    Adult education programs should follow directives from Manitoba Education and guidelines developed in concert with public health officials . Limited access to school facilities will continue to be permitted in settings where physical distancing can be maintained, including: 

    • Teachers and students may meet in small group or one-on-one settings to conduct student assessments, provide clinical supports, administer recovery and remedial learning plans and provide therapeutic services. 

    • Day camps and summer programming may operate. 

    • Scheduled students can access school Wi-Fi and/or computer equipment. 

    • Counselling access and emergency phone access may be provided for students. 

    • The use of outdoor facilities and playgrounds is encouraged. 

    Additional guidelines can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html#collapse6 

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    Are Dental offices on schedule A or schedule B? Are we required to work at 50% capacity or only maintain 6 feet distance between patients and staff members?

    kcgooch asked 1 day ago

    At this time, and only at the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies, regulated health professionals such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors and physiotherapists, may reopen to the general public without any restrictions on occupancy levels. Clients should maintain a distance of at least two metres, except when receiving service or for brief exchanges. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.   www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

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    My staff are stressing tremendously with schools closed. Why can’t we open now schools in July ? Kids have missed a lot of education

    Dbg asked 2 days ago

    Classroom learning will remain suspended for the remainder of the school year. However, schools are now open for staff and specific programs. As well, students will be able to meet with teachers for the purpose of assessment and planning for the resumption of classes in September.

    Occupancy must be based on maintaining physical distancing of two metres/six feet in individual rooms, with no more than 25 people per room. Directives from Manitoba Education and guidelines developed in concert with public health officials will provide any additional guidance. Limited access to school facilities will continue to be permitted in settings where physical distancing can be maintained, including:

    • Teachers and students may meet in small group or one-on-one settings to conduct student assessments, provide clinical supports, administer recovery and remedial learning plans and provide therapeutic services.
    • Day camps and summer programming may operate.
    • Scheduled students can access school Wi-Fi and/or computer equipment.
    • Counselling access and emergency phone access may be provided for students.
    • The use of outdoor facilities and playgrounds is encouraged.

    Remote learning continues but will wind down throughout June as student assessment and transition planning begins. This planning may be done remotely or in person depending on local needs and individual considerations.

    Additional information and guidelines can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html#collapse6    

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    Can you have multiple gatherings of 25 in a building as long as they are separated, maintain social distancing and have staggered or separate entry and exits?

    Wrekksalot asked 4 days ago

    Multiple groups of 25 people can be at an indoor event under certain conditions. No joint activities or interactions should occur between the groups. They should be in separate rooms and there should be separate entrances used or at least entrance and exit times must be staggered. Additionally, there should be frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces and areas such as door handles and washrooms, readily available hand sanitizer, no shared materials, and people must be able to adhere to two metre physical distancing. Organizations hosting events should also consider the use of the online screening tool for all patrons prior to allowing them to enter the space.

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    Will Class 5 in car driving lessons be allowed as part of phase 2?

    Carlos asked 7 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information regarding class 5 driving schools. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    I own a class 5 driving school and I am a driving instructor. I have to sit in the passenger seat while I am giving a driving lesson, am I able to operate my business as well? Thank you

    Road Ready asked 15 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information regarding class 5 driving schools. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    Hi , I want to know when I can give my students driving lessons again for class 5 ?

    Singh asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Under the COVID-19 Prevention Order businesses that provide education or training programs for truck drivers can resume services and programs. Additionally, individualized educational instruction, including driving lessons can resume lessons, however the instructor and participant must be able to maintain a  two metre physical distance during the lesson. Guidelines have been developed for other business sectors, we would encourage training schools to review and implement that which apply. Guidelines can be viewed on at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Additional resources for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy.

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    I own an indoor 1200 sq. ft. synthetic ice hockey training facility. Am I allowed to hold private lessons with myself and one student? two students if they are family living in the same home?

    astv0628 asked 15 days ago

    Hi there, indoor recreational facilities are required to remain closed at this time. However, they may be included in future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.  

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    Our company has a small private room with some fitness equipment for employees to use. Are we allowed to keep it open for their if we ensure only 1 employee at a time uses it and that it is cleaned between each use? There are approximately 1-3 uses per day. A previous engageMB question indicated that 1-on-1 personal training is allowed if certain measures are followed, and this seems like a similar case (although better because there would be only 1 person total).

    Jim Forsanity asked 15 days ago

    Health officials are strongly encouraging business to close communal areas such as fitness centres at this time. 

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    I am a Recreation Director and have a hiking group. Following social distancing rules and group size restrictions is it ok to take a group out on a hike? Same as an outdoor fitness class? Thank you.

    Bonnie Michaudville asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. A business may offer fitness classes in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    We own a dogsledding operation, running carts and hiking tours during non winter months. If we keep our group sizes to 10 or less, maintain social distances etc... can we open now?

    Xxx asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. A business may offer fitness and exercise experiences, including hiking, in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Are campgrounds, beaches and parks and playgrounds to remain closed

    Fugitive asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Campgrounds, beaches and playgrounds can reopen at this time.  

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    Good afternoon I'm a driving instructor who teaches people how to drive what would my guidelines be to reopen and start teaching again.

    Dj asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    I wanted to ask what safety measures or social distancing rules do driving schools need to follow to prevent the spread of Covid-19? Are they eligible to reopen yet or not ?

    Elevate Driving Academy asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html


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    I am wondering if class 5 driving schools are allowed to open their businesses? I am not able to find class 5 driving schools on schedule B. Thanks Isaac

    Road Ready asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    I have a driving school. When can I start offering services again? What do I need to do to observe social distancing guidelines inside my vehicle?

    Carlos asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    Hi there, any information on when MPI will open for Class 1 & 5 road test and also when driving schools can resume training?

    Randy S asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information regarding class 5 driving schools. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html


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    I am a driving instructor. Can we start teaching and if so what do I have to do to be safe for the students and myself. I have thought of using face shield.

    DoubleE asked 19 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    I have my own driving school for class 5. When can i start up and what safety requirements. I will have myself and student wear masks and hand sanitize plus cleam with javex n water when done

    Evelyn asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Effective June 1st, you are able to resume class 5 driving lessons in a vehicle. It is recommended that lessons are one-on-one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. 

    If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    If a fishing lodge in northern Manitoba is planning to bring in staff from out of province, will those staff persons have to self isolate upon entering the province? Typically they will drive into Manitoba from another province and overnight at a hotel before flying to the remote site. If they are required to self isolate, will that isolation be required before flying to the resort or will it be required at the resort?

    jim asked 9 days ago

    All those entering Manitoba, with the exception of those who meet the specific criteria for exemption to the public health orders, are required to self-isolate for 14 days or the whole of their time in Manitoba, whichever is shorter. This self-isolation period would start the moment your employees enter Manitoba. If they must travel within Manitoba to get to the fishing lodge during that self-isolation period, they must self-isolate while doing so. If their travel includes an overnight stop, they would be required to go straight to their hotel and follow orders 1(2) to 1(5) in the Self Isolation Order https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_selfisolation_04202020.pdf. They must also limit their use of local services to the minimum required for their travel.

    The public health orders in place or any future orders can be found on the provincial website at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. The situation continues to evolve and change rapidly so we encourage you keep up-to-date on the most current information.

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    Regarding driving school,when can we start doing driving lesson for class 5

    Lut driving school asked 7 days ago

    Effective June 1st, businesses that provide Class 5 driving lessons can resume lessons. It is recommended that lessons are one on one and instructors should ensure frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces inside the vehicle and consider wearing non-medical masks when inside the vehicle. If lessons are in a class room setting instructors must ensure that participants can maintain two metre physical distancing. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

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    With the new regulations what is the current number of individuals that w can have at an outdoor fitness class?

    Stephanie Jeffrey asked 1 day ago

    From now until June 1st the limit still remains at 10 participants and the additional guidelines below apply:
    All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other.

    Effective June 1st, outdoor fitness classes will no longer be limited to 10 participants. In outdoor facilities group classes can be expanded to one participant per 10 square metres or 50% of the usual occupancy, additionally participants must be able to maintain a two metre physical distance from each other during the class. Group classes in public spaces such as a park should not exceed 50 people, including the instructor. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

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    We have an indoor archery range, Can this be opened in phase 2 or wait until phase 3? Rules on equipment rentals? From what I have seen on reopening it looks like phase 3.

    crash asked 2 days ago

    Effective June 1st, indoor facilities such as hockey rinks, soccer fields, basketball courts and archery and rifle ranges may reopen if members of the public can maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.    

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    When will Eyelash Extension Salons and cosmetic tattooing be able to reopen, its not clear, nail salons seem to be open, probably illegally..so what is the estimated date that we are allowed to commence?

    Lainys Lashes asked 7 days ago

    Effective June 1st, personal services businesses such as eyelash extension salons can resume services if they maintain an occupancy level to allow customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except when receiving services or brief exchanges. 

    All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower.  Additional guidelines can be found on Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.    

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    In the Team Sports sections, it states that sports may resume activities. How does this apply/affect recreational pick up basketball programs?

    YouthWorker asked 7 days ago

    Additional information on this topic is now available in the plan for Phase Two, detailed information can be viewed online at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html#collapse9 

    Sports guidelines to help participants and organizers/those responsible for recreational activity can be viewed online at http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/sports-guidelines.html 

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    I work in a health care organization (as an administrative staff with no direct care with patients) and take photos for clients in my spare time. Would travel to take photos for clients at Minaki Yurts in Ontario be considered an "exception" for inter-provincial travel (provided all public health measures are adhered to)? If travel is allowed, would I need to self-isolate for 14 days upon return to Manitoba?

    photoquestion asked 8 days ago

    Under the self-isolation order you are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba if you do not meet the criteria for exemption to the self-isolation orders. Offering photography services is not grounds for an exception to the self-isolation order. Additional information and list of exceptions can be viewed online: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Are non-essential services allowed to return to the office, provided that social distancing measures are followed? Or are non-essential services supposed to continue to work remotely.

    The Traveler asked 7 days ago

    Workplaces that are not open to the public may open to employees at this time. In addition, businesses that cannot open to the public may still provide goods or services online, by telephone or other remote means. All workplaces should implement physical distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. Additional information about  workplace safety and physical distancing can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html.  

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    In limited use of school facilities, it states that maximum number of children is 16, unless groups can be completely segregated. Does this mean that each group of 16 has to have their own washroom access? Some schools have limited washroom facilities and the requirement to monitor and disinfect the washrooms continuously would not be possible with limited staff. As well, does the square footage available in a school limit the amount of segregated groups allowed? Thanks.

    Austria asked 9 days ago

    While classroom learning will remain suspended for the remainder of the school year, starting June 1st schools may open for staff and specific programs. Students will be able to meet with teachers for the purpose of assessment and planning for the resumption of classes in September.

    Occupancy must be based on maintaining physical distancing of two metres/six feet in individual rooms, with no more than 25 people per room. Washrooms and lunchrooms must have frequent sanitization and should be monitored to ensure appropriate physical distancing. Additional guidelines and restrictions can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    My friend and I own a golf cart together, can we ride together while golfing? If not can we put a curtain between us to ride together?

    awol asked 8 days ago

    Hi there. Two people from separate households can not share the same golf cart unless there is an appropriate barrier in place (ex. plastic shield between the driver and passenger).

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    I live in BC and have a summer cottage in Ontario. We always fly into Winnipeg, rent a car, stay at the hotel for one night, buy groceries and drive out to Ontario the following day. Can we do that now?

    Allen asked 7 days ago

    All those entering Manitoba, with the exception of those who meet the specific criteria for exemption to the public health orders, are required to self-isolate for 14 days or the whole of their time in Manitoba, whichever is shorter. This requirement includes those driving through Manitoba. If your stay includes an overnight stop, you would be required to go straight to your hotel and follow orders 1(2) to 1(5) in the Self Isolation Order https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_selfisolation_04202020.pdf. You must also limit your use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances such as gas stops.

    The public health orders in place or any future orders can be found on the provincial website at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. The situation continues to evolve and change rapidly so we encourage you keep up-to-date on the most current information.

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    As a golf facility limited to solo cart riders, would installing a barrier in the cart to separate the two riders allow for two people to be safely allowed back on the same golf cart? Our facility is very high in ridership and we are currently operating a level well beyond that of the requirements because of the cart restrictions. Allowing two people on a cart as a result of a barrier, would allow us to safely increase our capacity, well beyond the cost of the installing barriers in all carts, reduce the extreme wear and tear of the course itself, and all while still operating in a safe manner and within the other measures of the current public health order for golf courses.

    GolfCourseManager asked 7 days ago

    If an appropriate barrier in place, such as plastic shield between the driver and passenger, two people from separate households can share a golf cart.

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    We re opened our jewelry store on May 4. Are we allowed to resume ear piercing services yet?

    NdJ asked 4 days ago

    You cannot offer ear piercing services at this time. However, personal services businesses are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines in the future. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for phase two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for phase two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.

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    We have a medical appointment in Saskatoon, do we have to self isolate when we get home to MB? We will not be shopping or visiting stores. We will stay at our hotel then come straight home.

    Hairgirl asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Public health officials are encouraging all Canadians to limit non-essential travel. All people entering Manitoba are required to self-isolate unless they meet the criteria for exemption as described in the self-isolation order. The exemption includes Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for access to health services, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services. The public health orders, including the requirements for those who must self-isolate, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    If I have family move in with me from Alberta do I have to self isolate with them?

    KayP asked 3 days ago

    Hi there. If someone who is required to self-isolate lives with others, great care should be taken to self-isolate that individual from the other household members within the home. Measures such as sleeping in a separate bedroom and using a separate washroom are recommended. The household members of the home do not need to self-isolate as well, but should monitor for symptoms of illness and seek out testing and self-isolate if they were to develop symptoms.

    If the person lives with people who are at a higher risk such as elderly or immuno-compromised individuals, or are unable to self-isolate from others while in the home, the province has set up alternative isolation accommodations  where the traveler can stay for the self-isolation period. These can be accessed by calling Health Links – Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257).

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    Will graphic design offices be permitted to open during phase two? We specifically provide marketing and communication support to private businesses, arts organizations, not-for-profits, and government agencies.

    Andrea Tetrault asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Offices that are not open to the public may open at this time. All workplaces should implement physical distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. Additional information about  workplace safety and physical distancing can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html

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    I am wondering about arranging an outdoor gathering. Is there a space requirement on the 50 maximum? If we did a gathering in a large parking lot and divided it in 2 would that allow 2 sets of up to 50 provided that no one crosses the dividers? (and that obviously social distancing is observed within the groups as well)

    randomusername asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Public gatherings are currently limited to 50 people outdoors, where members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges. This applies to social gatherings, worship, weddings and funerals.

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    Hello We are a car dealership that has many Saskatchewan customers, we are currently trying to figure out what is acceptable on how we are to deal with them and maintain proper protocol?

    Paul Lee asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    In general, anyone arriving in Manitoba is required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The public health orders regarding travel restrictions are in place until further notice. 

    Additional information on travel restrictions, including the criteria for exemption, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    When will it be safe to hug my grandkids and have my family for dinner?

    NANA asked 8 days ago

    The best way to protect yourself and others is to regularly clean your hands, practice good cough etiquette and practice social (physical) distancing, including self-isolating when you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.  While the provincial public health orders do not prohibit these kinds of personal interactions, public health officials continue to recommend that all Manitobans maintain a distance of two metres from individuals outside of their immediate household (except for brief exchanges), and limit non-essential gatherings to immediate family. Individuals at increased risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19, including individuals older than 60 years and those living with a compromised immune system or chronic condition, should continue to limit non-essential outings. If these individuals choose to visit with family, they should avoid close contact and maintain an appropriate physical distance, preferably outdoors, to lower their risk as much as possible.

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    Hello, I have 2 workers that need to travel to Saskatchewan in a business vechicle (no use of public transportation) to conduct some essential work 1) install a jib crane on the roof of a hospital to complete a past due project and allow the hospital to function properly; and 2) complete a previously started crane installation at an Agricultural repair facility. The workers would not be working with anyone from Saskatchewan. Will the workers be able to return to work to do more essential work in Manitoba immediately once they return from Saskatchewan?

    Brucer asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Only construction workers who are working on critical infrastructure or otherwise meet the requirements for exemption described in the self-isolation orders are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival to Manitoba. Information on whether your construction project is included under critical infrastructure can be found at: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx.

    The self-isolation orders, including the criteria for exemption, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What are we doing about palliative care patients in hospitals? We still cannot visit or provide in-person mental support to our dying family members! This should be more important then opening a nail salon or patio!

    Anonymous!! asked 8 days ago

    We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic and policies put in place in response to it are having an impact on the day-to-day lives of Manitobans at this time. Who is allowed into hospitals at this time is at the discretion of the hospital itself. Please reach out to the relevant hospital with questions surrounding their policies at this time.

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    I have a small clinic, I see one client at a time , I do cosmetic injectable and facials . What phase will I fall into .

    rejuvenation asked 3 days ago

    Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. A regulated health professional may also delegate functions to staff if permitted by the rules for delegation established by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

    Cosmetologists, aestheticians and electrologists must remain closed at this time. However, they are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines in the future. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two.

    New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for phase two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two. 

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    Can residents North of 53 travel out of the North of 53? The ban is not clear whether they can (or can’t). It is only clear that The Northern Travel Order also does not prohibit travel within northern Manitoba by residents of northern Manitoba and the above individuals.

    Colin Shepherd asked 3 days ago

    Travel by residents of northern Manitoba is not restricted by the order; they may travel within northern Manitoba as well as into and out of southern Manitoba without restriction. 

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    Are children allowed into Thrift shops and more than one in a family? Some are following this guideline and one is not.

    Faye Allen asked 9 days ago

    Nothing in the public health orders requires thrift stores to restrict children from entering. However, stores may implement their own policies as they see fit. 

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    When can AA and Al-Anon in door groups start to meet?

    walterko asked 3 days ago

    Organizations that offer AA meetings or similar peer-support for mental health and/or addictions may operate at this time. They should implement social distancing to the best of their ability. 

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    Is there a process that business owners should follow if they or one of their clients has developed covid symptoms since their last appointment? Does the business owner need to contact all clients seen within a period of time to notify them that they have symptoms or do they wait until they've been tested first?

    TriciaW asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Some people have been advised to self-monitor themselves for symptoms due to their recent travels and/or contact with ill persons. If an individual has been self-monitoring and starts to experience fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or any other symptoms, they should immediately separate themselves from all other people and call Health Links - Info Santé to determine the best course of action. 

    Once public health officials receive a notification about a positive COVID-19 case after a positive lab test, public health officials call the person, inform them they have tested positive and advises them to self-isolate. They also do an extensive interview to identify their "close contacts." 

    Many people think they may be a close contact. However, if they are, they will be notified by Public Health. Anyone who believes they are a contact are asked to call Health Links to be assessed. Health Links will determine if they are to be tested and provide recommendations (e.g., self-monitoring or self-isolation).

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    Hello, I am wondering about exits and entrances, for day camps, could one group of kids , the 16 the are permitted in a group, enter and exit the same door, as long as no one else enters or exits that door? or do the have to have a separate exit?

    Rebecca Engel asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Additional information on day camps is now available in the draft plan for Phase Two, detailed information can be viewed online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html(External link). Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. 

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.

     As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html(External link).

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    Hello There, For day camps and day cares, if you have two groups of kids (16 in each) do they have to use separate washrooms or can both groups use them at different times?

    Rebecca Engel asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Additional information on day camps and day cares is now available in the draft plan for Phase Two, detailed information can be viewed online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html. Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. 

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.

     As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html.

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    Hi, My recruiting agency employees sales people who meet with prospects and clients face to face. Now I need to decide if I should provide masks and hand sanitizers for them or should they buy their own. Can you please let me know if there is a legal requirement to provide them with masks and hand sanitizers? Thank you.

    Nadia asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    The province has released the Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap. The roadmap includes guidelines for businesses areas on how to resume services safety. We recommend that your business review the guidelines and implement where applicable. The Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap is available at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices. Additional guidance for industry sectors can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/industry-sectors.html.

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    Is equestrian (horse-riding) classed as a non-contact sport?

    Linda Hazelwood asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Horse riding falls under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can be open at this time. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services - Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html.    

    Additional information on outdoor recreation is now available in the draft plan for Phase Two, detailed information can be viewed online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two.

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html.

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.  

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    If a visually impaired person has a visionmate registered through CNIB, can they both ride on the same cart when they don’t reside in the same household and neither the course or either golfers would be fined if a inspector was to see this.

    Coleen asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Nothing in the public health orders restricts the operation of supports for individuals with disabilities.

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    Are we allowed to have garage sales?

    Debbieyak asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Gatherings, including garage sales, are limited to no more than 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors at any time. These numbers include the people hosting the sale. Also, people must be reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others at the sale, except for brief exchanges.

    Garage sales are a higher-risk setting because they are not associated with any recommended practices that retail stores must have in place. This includes how people could follow physical distancing guidelines, appropriate cleaning processes and options for cashless or no-contact payment.

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    As a wedding venue with a canopy covered patio and indoor buildings are we able to host 25 people inside our reception hall and 50 people outside as long as social distancing measures are in place? Is food service still allowed as long as the caterer is following all food service guidelines?

    Breanne15 asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Public gatherings are restricted to 25 people for indoor events and fifty people for outdoor events. This includes events such as weddings. These maximums are for all attendees even if they are in separate rooms, including the officiant or others providing services. Staff and officiants count towards the number of attendees. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html.

    Indoor dining areas must remain closed at this time. Food establishments within businesses must follow the same requirements as all other food establishments. Food establishments can serve customers on an outdoor patio. Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premise.

    However, food establishments are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen indoor dining areas under certain restrictions and guidelines in Phase Two. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html. Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for Phase Two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two

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    Is one on one, in home personal training or coaching permitted?

    Zoey asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Personal training services may now offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html.

    Indoor fitness services must remain closed at this time. However, indoor fitness training services are currently included on the draft plan of Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines in the future. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.   

    Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan of phase two and the launch of Phase Two. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for Phase Two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two

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    Question is regarding churches, can we have 25 people upstairs with separate entrance and separate bathrooms with 25 people in the basement area with separate entrance and separate bathrooms?

    Philneufeld asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Multiple groups of 25 people can be at an indoor church service. However, there should be no intermingling between groups and ideally there should be separate entrances used or at the least the entrance must be staggered. Additionally, there should be frequent disinfection of frequently touched surfaces, readily available hand sanitizer, no shared materials, and people must be able to adhere to two metre physical distancing. Church organizations should also encourage the use of the online screening tool for all patrons prior to any services.  

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    can hockey skill camps open in phase 2. (No game play, just skills) If so, how many students can participate on the ice at one time?

    timf123456 asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Team sports, including practices, training, drills or games, and children’s day camps for contact sports such as hockey cannot operate at this time. However, changes to restrictions and guidelines for team sports and day camps are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines in the future. Phase Two has not yet started. The draft plan for Phase Two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

    When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html. Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html.

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.

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    Hello, I was wondering when my private gym located in my condo building will be opened Back up. I didn’t see anything in the guild lines about it. The gym in indoor and we also have a pool that is outside and shut down as well. When can we expect to use our private amenities again?

    Blazty asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    Condos and apartments are considered businesses under the public health orders and are currently required to close common spaces such as pools, fitness centres and game rooms.

    However, pools and gyms are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines in the future. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two.

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for Phase Two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. 

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two.

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    Is one allowed to travel directly to their cottage in Ontario and not have to self isolate OR is their a restriction as to distance into Ontario allowed?

    Crockett asked 4 days ago

    Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to their seasonal residences that are located close to the border do not have to self-isolate when they return to Manitoba if they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 

    However, people are to limit their use of local services to the minimum required and restrict their travel for the purpose of their visit. Contact the Ontario government for restrictions in place when travelling into Ontario https://www.publichealthontario.ca/ 

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    Can two people travel together in the same vehicle if they don’t live in the same family. Both would wear masks and the second person would sit in the back seat on the passenger side.

    Oliver N asked 4 days ago

    Hi there,

    There are currently no provincial orders in place restricting people from carpooling or sharing a vehicle. However, workplaces may have policies or instructions in place for their workers; check in with your employer. For additional information on reducing risk while sharing a vehicle, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/transportation.html.

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    Do physiotherapy offices have to remain at 50%. Capacity?

    Sked asked 3 days ago

    Yes, physiotherapy office are required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices

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    Cottage rentals

    Yycgrandma asked 6 days ago

    Hi there,

    A business that operates vacation rentals such as cottages, campgrounds or other seasonal residences can operate at this time, provided that all members of the public can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart when they are not in their own cabin, yurt, trailer or tent.  


    Amenities such as game rooms, pools, saunas and fitness centres must be closed at this time. However, pools and fitness centres are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to open under certain restrictions and guidelines. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for Phase Two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. 


    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

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    What phase and when will bars and restaurants open for inside services

    Arden asked 8 days ago

    At this time, restaurants cannot open indoor eating spaces and bars must remain closed. Opening indoor spaces in restaurants and both indoor and patio spaces for bars that serve food is currently included in the draft plan for phase two and may occur under certain restrictions and guidelines. Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date for phase two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.  

    Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html The draft plan for phase two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two 

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    Is it fine able to drive in a car with 3 people since you're not 2 meters apart?

    Michael123 asked 3 days ago

    There are currently no provincial orders in place restricting people from carpooling or sharing a vehicle. However, workplaces may have policies or instructions in place for their workers; check in with your employer. For additional information on reducing risk while sharing a vehicle, please visit:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/transportation.html

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    Does the 25 person group size apply to churches starting today, May 22nd?

    Rach asked 7 days ago

    Effective on May 22, 2020, the new Public Order for public gatherings apply to places of worship, social gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. 

    All persons are prohibited from assembling in public gathering of no more than 25 persons at any indoor place or no more than 50 persons at any outdoor place.

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    Hello, I have just received the draft plan for Phase 2. Can you please tell me when the plan will be finalized and when it will be in effect?

    KPlett asked 8 days ago

    Hi there. When an official start date for phase two is announced it will be posted to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html.

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can also be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html. The draft plan for phase two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab 

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    With gathering numbers increasing May 22nd, can you please provide clarification with regard to a party in a tent? Would a tent roof only (no walls) qualify as outdoors and therefore allow 50 people to attend? With walls or partial walls installed, would it be considered indoors or outdoors? How open does it need to be to be considered outdoors?

    WeddingTent asked 8 days ago

    A tent with walls would be considered an indoor space and would be restricted to 25 people if used for a public gathering. All walls should be up or removed for it to be considered an outdoor space. People at the gathering should also ensure that they can maintain 2 metre physical distance as recommended by provincial public health officials.

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    Does phase 2 include opening restaurants?

    Toppers asked 8 days ago

    Additional information on this topic is now available in the draft plan for Phase Two. Detailed information on the draft plan for Phase Two of service restoration can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. 

    We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab. As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

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    On May 22 will nail salons be reopening?

    AJW asked 9 days ago

    Nail salons must remain closed at this time. However, they are currently included in the draft plan for Phase Two and may be able to reopen under certain restrictions and guidelines. Changes may be made between the release of the draft plan and the launch of Phase Two. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to stay up to date. Updates to information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html The draft plan for phase two can be viewed at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  We value your thoughts; Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/restoring-safe-services-phase-two?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab 

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    During which phase will you plan to remove the self isolation order for travel to MB from SK?

    Alexis asked 10 days ago

    Hi there. The public health orders that put into place travel restrictions requiring those entering Manitoba to self-isolate upon their arrival have not changed and are in place until further notice. The orders, including the criteria for exemption, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Are housecleaning businesses permitted to open during this phase? If so, would wearing masks be required of the cleaners?

    WinnipegJill asked 10 days ago

    Hi there. House cleaning services are included on schedule A issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. No personal protective equipment is required for house cleaners to operate however they should maintain a distance of two metres apart from those in the home with the exception of brief encounters.The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can my house cleaners come to clean my house?

    JLS asked 10 days ago

    Hi there. House cleaning services are included on schedule A issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    When can we cross into Ontario and not have to Self isolate for 14 days?

    Tonyslicer33 asked 12 days ago

    Hi there. The public health orders that put into place travel restrictions requiring those entering Manitoba to self-isolate upon their arrival have not changed and are in place until further notice. The orders, including the criteria for exemption, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Was just wanting clarification if we where to put on a jackpot rodeo what the limit would be. This would be outside in an arena size of 100x200 and the amount of people in the arena at one time would be 5 .

    Murray asked 13 days ago

    Hi there. No large gatherings such as rodeos may occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. The most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html 

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    Ozone is used for sterilization of cpap equipment & is advertised 99% effective. Masks are being suggested to be worn to prevent transmition of covid. Can masks which only been used for short duration be sterilised by placing in plastic bag and ozonated effectively?

    jt asked 15 days ago

    In general, ozone sterilization is used to sterilize hard surface laboratory equipment and may not be appropriate for cloth surfaces. Read the sterilization manual of the ozone producing device and follow the manufacturers guidelines. If small cloth items are not included in the manufacturers guidelines, masks should be washed (cloth, non-medical) or disposed of (disposable masks) following proper procedure applicable to your business or work environment after use.

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    Hi, I have attempting to communicate this many ways and would love a response of some sort rather than the scripted: " Our response: Thank you for bringing up these important issues. Your feedback is important to us and we will forward your concerns to the appropriate agencies. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. Please let us know if you have any more questions or if anything needs to be clarified." Which continues to go unanswered when I reply and ask my additional questions and need for clarification. When will fitness training be recognized as a service? Saying we can do it outdoors is not enough. What other service has been asked to move outside? What other service has been asked to not use their own equipment? You aren't required to bring your own scissors to a haircut or your own chairs, plates, and utensils to dine on a patio. Why did you allow personal training for 36 hours, including publishing the guidelines for it, but then remove it and offer no comment or reason since doing so? Fitness training or Personal training or whatever term you feel comfortable using, is not related to open access gym opening and should never be bundled with it for a timeline. Grant us the same guidelines you've given any other service in the wellness category. Let us use our facilities when delivering a session guided by a professional where we can ensure physical distancing, sanitation, etc. Use the per sq/m up to the current max (so for now 10) and let us grow that capacity as the rest of the province does under the next phases. I realize there are a few questions in there, but I continue to have no answers other than one - which was my question from early May that you posted on Wednesday May 13 where you indicated we could begin training, but then removed it on Thursday May 14 and re-posted it on Friday May 15 with an entirely different answer revoking the ability to deliver our services, and reminding us no one was allowed in our facility to even use the washroom and that failure to comply was enforceable by law.

    Kurtis Fox asked 11 days ago

    Hi there. Our apologies for any confusion this process has caused. We understand that these orders are having a real impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience while we work to provide you with the best information possible. At this time, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. As the situation evolves, the restrictions in place may change. The most up-to-date information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html 

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    Good afternoon, Just seeking clarity on the self isolation order. I work for Brewers Distributor Ltd. Our business is distribution of beer and the collection of returnable, refillable and recyclable beer containers within the four Western Canadian Provinces. We have been deemed essential since the onset of the pandemic. We have workers who are from Ontario but work at our Winnipeg Manitoba distribution facility to support the implantation of the new system (SAP) that we are putting in place. They need to travel home for family matter to Ontario for two days and I am wondering if they will be required to self isolate upon return. They are vital to the operation at the site and isolating them upon return will significantly impact the business. Your assistance in clarifying the isolation order is appreciated. Thank you.

    Raelene asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Being a part of essential services and businesses in Manitoba does not, in and of itself, qualify an individual for an exception to the self-isolation orders. To be exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period upon entering Manitoba, they must meet the specific criteria in the self-isolation orders which can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. The list of businesses that qualify as critical infrastructure can be found at: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx 

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    I own a very small gym and would like permission to personal train 3-5 socially distanced people at a time. It can be outdoors if need be. I’d like permission or a detailed explanation of why this would not be allowed.

    Trainer asked 29 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    Can gyms with smaller capacity for example, max 30 people open up?

    Chris asked 30 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    I own a small private fitness facility, there was no mention of gyms or private fitness facilities in the phase 1 or 2. Does this fall into phase 1 or 2?

    April 30 asked 30 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Hi, I would like to run outdoor group fitness classes. Less than 10 with own equipment and social distanced. Is this allowed ?

    Coralee asked 22 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    I understand fitness facilities cant open, but since we are encouraged to exercise outdoors can individual fitness leaders (not facilities) lead outdoor social distancing workouts in public parks with less than 10 people?

    Confirming safety asked 28 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Hi there, I am a certified personal trainer and lifestyle coach. I understand that indoor fitness facilities are still closed. I run outdoor recreation activities for my clients in a local campground in the summer months. Looking at other outdoor facilities like paintball, day camps for kids and playgrounds etc. Following all safety standards and rules if clients stayed 6 feet apart and had no contact at all. Where would this fall on the scale?

    Christina asked 29 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Hello I own a Crossfit gym (fitness studio)and was wondering if we can have outdoor classes ? I have seen another trainer saying she can so heated to check . Thank you

    Jeremy Wahl asked 22 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html




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    I run and operate a Cheer Leading Gym. Are we allowed to operate 1 on 1 lessons starting June 1st with phase 2? This would be Tumbling only, no stunting Able to maintain distance Would we be able to conduct small group classes 10 or less Including instructor ?

    B.Kuz asked 20 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    I am a personal trainer and have a small home gym. Can I train people 1 on 1 of I follow distancing and sanitizing guidelines?

    cjf asked 23 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    I offer one-on-one functional movement sessions to enhance strength and cardiovascular fitness for my clients. Is this allowed?

    Jack D asked 15 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Hello, for one-on-one personal training sessions, can members of the same household train at the same time? (for example, one personal trainer and then two members of the same household)?

    HeatherAB asked 15 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Can 1-on-1 Pilates training sessions resume as long as proper social distancing and cleaning routines are in place? It would just be one instructor and one client in the space at a time. We just have one main open space and one private session room, with no other change rooms or shower areas, so we can easily implement social distancing guidelines.

    Pilates Instructor asked 15 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    I have a 1700 sq foot commercial gym that is just for personal training , that has been operating for 10 years. I have all equipment 6 feet apart or more. I am the only trainer and would like to start working with one client at a time with half hour breaks between so I can sanitise. Is this allowed ?

    K unruh asked 14 days ago

    Under the current Restoring Safe Services plan, wellness centers, such as physical gyms, pilates and yoga studios, fitness centers, are not able to operate indoor services. However, consideration will be given to opening such facilities in future phases. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

     Wellness centres may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these outdoor services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Are dog groomers allowed to reopen in phase 1?

    Ginny asked 15 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, dog groomers may operate at this time. They must limit their public occupancy to 50% of normal business levels or 10 square metres per person, whichever is lower, and ensure that all those in the building can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    What are the rules around opening a Thrift Store in a church?

    AudreyK asked 15 days ago

    Hi there. Retail businesses, including thrift shops, can be open at this time. They must ensure all members of the public can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart and also must limit their public occupancy to 50% of regular levels or one person per 10 square metres. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html 

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    What is the province's guidance for float plane operators servicing remote fishing and hunting lodges as to how to safely transport any persons who may be showing any symptoms of illness out of these lodges? What is required to keep the pilot safe during transport as well as ground crew who may be assisting loading and unloading? Thanks

    Pilot asked 18 days ago

    Plane operators that provide transportation services within Manitoba to businesses can resume services. Operators should implement measures to ensure that all passengers are able to maintain a reasonable separation from other persons in the plane. Please refer to Safe  Work Manitoba for pandemic guidance tip sheets specific to industries and services https://www.safemanitoba.com/COVID-19/Pages/Industry-specific-COVID-19-Information.aspx. Operators should be aware that at this time travel in Manitoba above the 53rd parallel is prohibited. A copy of the northern travel order can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_northern_04302020.pdf.

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    Hello. Can newborn photographers photograph a family inside the families home if maintaining distance?

    Cqchagnon asked 15 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, photography services may be offered at this time as long as two metres of separation can be maintained between those offering and receiving the service. 

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    Hi there, As a hairstylist and barber. I see shaving is not on the list of services allowed by the province at this time. Is that something that is allowed for us right now? Wasn't sure if that fell under haircutting.

    Emilyl asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, shaving is included under hair cutting.

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    Where do businesses that want to reopen purchase hand sanitizer they need?

    Loree Brisebois asked 16 days ago

    The Manitoba government has partnered with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Manitoba and Winnipeg Chambers of Commerce, and North Forge Technology Exchange to support the development and launch of an online marketplace to connect Manitoba businesses with non-medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and other materials needed for businesses to operate. www.B2BManitoba.ca

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    I run a software company where our staff regularly meet with clients to discuss their needs, etc. We have a client in Winnipeg asking us to meet in person rather than remotely. Is this something we can do now? If so, what precautions do we need to take?

    Sammy asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. Software companies are included under retail businesses and may open to members of the public at this time. All members of the public must reasonably be able to maintain a distance of two metres apart. In addition, the occupancy by members of the public must be limited to 50% of regular level or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    Hi there. Two questions: 1) Can a religious organization go door-to-door handing out information to and conversing with homeowners? Observing social distancing guidelines, of course. 2) Can a religious organization drop off informational flyers in residential mail-boxes etc., observing all the relevant municipal bylaws? No in-person contact with individual homeowners is sought in this activity. It's just a literature drop.

    Kyle asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Door-to-door pamphleting that is not for businesses included on the schedules issued with the public health orders cannot be happening at this time. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Is a financial planning business phase 1 or 2?

    Larry Zink asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. As per number 37 on schedule A issued with the public health orders,  businesses that manage financial portfolios may remain open at this time as long as two metres of separation can reasonably be maintained between those offering and receiving services. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Rules and regulations for hair salons

    N/A asked 15 days ago

    Effective May 4, a business that provides hairdressing or barbering services, may reopen provided that the only services provided involve the washing, cutting, colouring or styling of hair.

    Styling of hair can include:

    • Blow drying

    • Curling/straightening

    • Perms and relaxers

    • Removing and installing extensions

    • Braiding, etc.

    All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines for hair salons are available at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

     For specifics on what measures a given hair salon is implementing, please phone ahead of your appointment and inquire. 


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    I am traveling (driving) from Ontario to BC for essential work with documentation. Am I required to quarantine for 14 days once I enter Manitoba or can I drive through the province as long as I do not make non-essential stops?

    Drew asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. All those entering Manitoba, with the exception of those who meet the specific criteria for exemption to the public health orders, are required to self-isolate for 14 days or the whole of their time in Manitoba, whichever is shorter. If your trip across Manitoba includes an overnight stop, you would be required to go straight to your hotel and follow orders 1(2) to 1(5) in the Self Isolation Order https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_selfisolation_04202020.pdf. You must also limit your use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances such as gas stops.


    The public health orders in place or any future orders can be found on the provincial website at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. The situation continues to evolve and change rapidly so we encourage you keep up-to-date on the most current information.


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    Are photographers able to work from a home studio taking headshots?

    Cher asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, photography studios can operate at this time as long as two metres of separation can be maintained by those offering g and receiving the services. Photography studios must limit their public occupancy to 50% of regular business hours or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines an be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#retail

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    As a business office not open to the public (only employees), please clarify the rules around: 1. Entrances: can we use multiple or must we have a single entry/exit point? 2. Washrooms - what constitutes ‘frequent sanitization and regime for business sanitization in place”. Thank you.

    SBO99 asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. The guidelines you are referencing are for businesses that are open to the public such as retail outlets. Offices that are not open to the public are encouraged to practice social distancing as recommended by the Chief Public Health Officer. Additional information about workplace safety can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Will we be able to host an indoor summer camp this August? What size of group?

    Lisa Vas asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Indoor day camps can operate  at this time under the following criteria: 

    The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. Children must bring their own food and beverages, if the camp provides food and beverages they must ensure they are individually packaged. Overnight camps are not permitted.  Information about the Restoring Safe Services plan and guidelines designed to assist businesses in providing safe services can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html 

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    Hi , we have a motocross track we would like to open. Reading the public health info it looks like we could. We do have a gated and fenced in facility were can control the people . All our registration and payments will be done online . Could you guide me here ? Thank You

    Daryl Friesen asked 17 days ago

    Hi there; vehicle racing may occur at this time. However, no members of the public may attend the business to watch. 

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    I understand that Dance Studios are part of phase 2. Can you tell me the criterias the studio would need to follow? The max size of the groups? Any age level restriction? Would an outdoor stage recital be possible? Any information would be great, thank you.

    Mian asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. Phase two will be introduced no earlier than June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Additional information on which businesses and services will be included will be announced closer to its implementation. More information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hello.I am a professional piano tuner.I am not classified as an essential worker. However I am getting calls from musicians needing their pianos tuned right now,because they have exams coming soon. My workplace is covid19 friendly because I work alone in an empty room. Can I return to work? Thanks

    88 keys asked 17 days ago


    Hi there. Yes, businesses that provide  support  and  maintenance  services to industrial and residential properties can operate. All workplaces should implement social distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    Can I open my used/antique furniture shop?

    Patrick Delaquis asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, retail businesses may operate at this time. In addition to ensuring all those in the store can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart, businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of regular business levels or ten square metres per person, whichever is lower. Staff do not count towards occupancy. Additional guidelines for safety in retail businesses can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#retail 

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    I normally run fitness camps for kids. Can I continue to offer them again as long as we follow protocols of non contact activities, no more then 16 children and distancing at least 2 m apart?

    ValerieC asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. Team sports, including practices, training, drills or games are not permitted at this time. Children’s day camps for contact sports such as baseball, soccer or football cannot operate at this time.  However, if a camp does not offer these activities, e.g.. there are no soccer drills or practices, but rather is a general fitness camp that provides non-contact activities to improve endurance and strength, it can operate.  

    For day camps. the maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. Children must bring their own food and beverages, if the camp provides food and beverages they must ensure they are individually packaged. Overnight camps are not permitted.  Information about the Restoring Safe Services plan and guidelines designed to assist businesses in providing safe services can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    What does High-touch displays refer to when it comes to re-opening Libraries, Museums and Galleries

    Boyne asked 16 days ago

    Hi there. High-touch displays refer to surfaces that are touched often and/or by different people. Doorknobs, railings, touch screens and credit card machines are all examples of potentially high touch surfaces. High-touch surfaces that can be eliminated or blocked off should be. Ones that can't be should be regularly sanitized. 

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    When can I open my home based lash business?

    Court asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans.

    Lash treatments may be included in a future phase for restoring services. No specific date has been proposed. They are not currently included under phase two which will be implemented no earlier than June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Information on the proposed phases can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html 

    If you are a business looking for support at this time, Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html 

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    Hi, I operate a health care business. I would like to clarify the occupancy of 50% normal business levels. This can be interpreted a few different ways. Each practitioner can have 50% of normal clients per day? If you could explain specifically what is required, it would be appreciated.

    Naomi asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. The restrictions on occupancy do not apply to regulated health professionals. For acupuncturists and massage therapists, the number of members of the public in the building at any given time must be 50% of regular traffic or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower.

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    Is a a massage therapist business allowed to run at full capacity? Thank you

    L asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. Massage therapists must limit the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is lower. 

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    Are Bed and Breakfasts that are open during covid 19 allowed to serve breakfast in the guests room?

    JHAR asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. Bed and breakfasts must abide by the same restrictions all food vendors must follow at this time. They may provide food on a pickup and delivery basis-including to patrons rooms- and can offer food on an outdoor patio if available. Indoor dining in a communal eating area cannot occur at this time. 

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    Can we resume soccer practices with children’s teams? If not, and I start a day camp, can kids do soccer drills at the day camp so long as they stay 2m apart from each other?

    ger123 asked 19 days ago

    Hi there. Team sports, including practices, training, drills or games are not permitted at this time. Children’s day camps for contact sports such as baseball, soccer or football cannot operate at this time.  However, if a camp changes its activities such that it is no longer a camp for any such activities, e.g.. there are no soccer drills or practices, but rather becomes for example a general fitness camp that provides non-contact activities to improve endurance and strength, it can operate.  

    For day camps. the maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. Children must bring their own food and beverages, if the camp provides food and beverages they must ensure they are individually packaged. Overnight camps are not permitted.  Information about the Restoring Safe Services plan and guidelines designed to assist businesses in providing safe services can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    My hairdresser is located in Saskatchewan, about 7KM from the MB border. If I go there for hairdressing services, will I need to self-isolate for 14 days when coming back into MB?

    MBHair asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business and are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt from the self-isolation order if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services. The self-isolation orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    When can full body and facial waxin/sugaring/threading services restart as well as lash treatments?

    Que asked 17 days ago

    Hi there. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans.

    Sugaring, waxing, threading and lash treatments may be included in a future phase for restoring services. No specific date has been proposed. They are not currently included under phase two which will be implemented no earlier than June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Information on the proposed phases can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html 

    If you are a business looking for support at this time, Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html 

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    When will the province be announcing when Phase 2 will be introduced? And what will be included in it?

    CHM asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Phase two will be introduced no earlier than June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Additional information on which businesses and services will be included will be announced closer to its implementation. More information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html 

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    Are we still required to self isolate on our return if we travel to another province such as Saskatchewan after Nay 1st.

    MA asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. The self-isolation orders are still in place and all those who enter Manitoba must self-isolate for 14 days except for those who meet the specific criteria for exemption as described in the self-isolation orders. The orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    I work in a clothing, footwear, gift, and bookstore retail shop. If someone tries on a garment or shoes, do I need to steam it or take it out of circulation for 24 or 48 hours? Can I accept returns on garments or shoes?

    pepperwhite975 asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. The exact length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and there is no special considerations recommended for the handling of returned items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. 

    Change rooms as well as all areas of the business that customers frequent should be regularly sanitized. A 5% bleach solution ‎or an alcohol product containing 70% alcohol (such as sanitizing wipes) can be used to safely clean surfaces in commercial settings. Customers should be reminded to minimize any unnecessary touching of items while shopping.

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    If we put up plexiglass to separate our employees from the public, is there still a requirement of a 2m separation as well?

    JP asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. While additional measures such as physical barriers are encouraged, they do not replace the legal requirement that all members of the public can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart except for brief encounters. 

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    Hello, I am planning to visit a bed and breakfast in the next few weeks - are these services active at this time due to the Covid situation and if not is there a timeframe as to when? Thanks

    brianprychun asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Bed and breakfast may open as long as they can ensure all members of the public can reasonably maintain two metres of distance apart on the premises. In addition, they must follow the same regulations as restaurants for serving food. 

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    I am managing a construction project and the only certified installers for the demountable walls are coming from Saskatchewan. Can they proceed as temporary worker exception; taking precautions to ensure they do not present Covid -19 symptoms? Or Do they need to self-quarantine ?

    Iona asked 20 days ago

    Hi there. Only construction workers who are working on critical infrastructure or otherwise meet the requirements for exemption described in the self-isolation orders are not required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival to Manitoba. Information on whether your construction project is included under critical infrastructure can be found at: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx 

    The self-isolation orders, including the criteria for exemption, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Referring to the April 30 Order by MB Public Health (Self-Isolation Order for Persons Entering Manitoba), Exception 2b (page 4) includes the term "critical infrastructure." Do food manufacturing facilities and seed processing facilities fall withing the definition of critical infrastructure?

    Mark Metcalfe asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Employees and firms supporting food, feed, and beverage distribution are included under critical infrastructure and are exempt from Manitoba's self-isolation travel orders as long as they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Additional information on what is included under critical infrastructure can be found at: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx 

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    Hello How does a golf course deal with a member who is visually impaired and requires a golf cart and escort/driver to enjoy a golf game?

    duffer asked 19 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the public health orders restricts the operation of supports for individuals  with disabilities.

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    Hi. I do body sugaring from home. In what phase am I allowed to work again?? What month?

    m asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Sugaring may be included in a future phase for restoring services. No specific date has been proposed. They are not currently included under phase two which will be implemented no earlier than June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Information on the proposed phases can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

    During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans.

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    Hello, I operate a municipal Multi Sport Recreation Facility, and during normal operations we have a licensed day care operate out of our Multi - Purpose room. This day care is now asking for access to operate in the space again. All requirements would be followed from a Day Care perspective, and our facility would not be open to the public. Only Day Care employees and children attending would be allowed in our facility. Would this be permitted under the Restoring Safe Services Plan?

    Heahter Reimer asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Businesses that provides child care services to a maximum of 16 children at one location may be open at this tine.

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    A restaurant can offer takeout service, as well as offer patio seating. Can the restaurant offer live music on the patio, if the musicians are social distancing, and the patio seating continues to observe social distancing protocols?

    Robby asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Musicians are not included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and cannot be offering services at this time. For additional guidelines on restaurants, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html.

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    Are the bathroom facilities in provincial parks, such as Beaudry, open?

    asktjek asked 21 days ago

    Currently, all public facilities are open in all provincial parks except Pembina Valley. This includes Beaudry Provincial Park. Please practice social physical distancing of six feet or two metres in provincial parks, including on trails, in the campground, washrooms and shower buildings, playgrounds, beaches and all greenspaces. Please bring your own toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer and other personal hygiene products. Park Offices may be limited to only one visitor at a time. Please observe signage. Visitor centres and museums are being prepared for opening later in the summer. More information for park visitors can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/pubs/parks-protected-spaces/parks_covid.pdf.

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    Beverage room bars are allowed to open their patios if they are serving food. My question is does the restaurant have to be open for the patio to be open?

    cgj asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Beverage rooms and bars must remain closed at this time regardless of whether they serve food. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html


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    Are there any age restrictions recommended for children to enter Garden Centres during Covid 19?

    Carmen asked 18 days ago

    There is no age limitations set out in the current health orders. All businesses that are open to the public must implement measures to ensure that any person attending is reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from another person. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    Hello. How can I make a complaint about a business that is not practicing social distancing and disinfecting practices?

    Restoring safe services asked 20 days ago

    This response has been edited.

    Public health and state of emergency orders for businesses will be enforced by public health inspectors, liquor, gaming and cannabis authority inspectors, occupational health and safety officers and by-law officers.

    We are relying on Manitobans to do their part. In Winnipeg, reports of non-compliance can be made by calling: 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca, or Twitter: @city of Winnipeg and outside of Winnipeg, reports of non-compliance can be made to the Manitoba Government Inquiry (MGI) inquiry line at 204-945-3744 or by email at mgi@gov.mb.ca 

    If you have questions regarding your right to refuse work that you reasonably believe constitutes a danger to your safety and health, please call 1-855-957-SAFE (7233) or visit their website Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health (WSH):  https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/.

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    What are the guidelines for hair salons to reopen in Winnipeg. What should I expect to see as a patron of a hair salon.

    MarleneV. asked 19 days ago

    Effective May 4, a business that provides hairdressing or barbering services, may reopen provided that the only services provided involve the washing, cutting, colouring or styling of hair.

    Styling of hair can include:

    • Blow drying

    • Curling/straightening

    • Perms and relaxers

    • Removing and installing extensions

    • Braiding, etc.

    All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines for hair salons are available at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. For specifics on what measures a given hair salon is implementing, please phone ahead of your appointment and inquire.

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    I would like to go to a cabin near Kenora for May long weekend. If I go straight to the cabin and come straight home, without stopping anywhere else, do I have to self isolate for 14 days when I come home to Manitoba?

    Amanda asked 20 days ago

    Public officials have advised healthy, non-symptomatic people with secondary residences to stay home and not travel to cottage country with some exceptions related to necessity. If travel is required, there are a range of recommendations (available in this fact sheet) for reducing the risks. The province is also launching an education campaign on being ‘COVID careful’ in cottage country to remind all campers and cottagers that COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage Manitobans to do the same within their social networks by posting supportive educational messages.

    In addition to this advice, public health has issued public health orders related to travel. They mandate that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days, except those who meet the specific criteria for exemption as described in the public health orders.


    For more information on the orders related to COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19. Thank you for your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 


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    Are mb parks opened?

    drp asked 18 days ago

    Provincial parks are open. Public health officials continue to advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people do go out, they should take steps to maintain physical distancing. Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing).

    Guidelines for Parks, Campgrounds, Yurts and Vacation Cabins can be found in Restoring Safe Services Phase One:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

    For additional information on measures being taken at provincial parks during COVID-19 visit the Provincial Parks Reservation System website at: https://prspub.gov.mb.ca/


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    When can I start teaching one on one voice and piano lessons again at home 1 on 1 I can be 6 feet apart. Wear a mask.

    Cheery80 asked 18 days ago

    Hi there. Currently, one-on-one music lessons may occur as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services. No group classes may happen at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Hi there. I'm wondering if teaching lessons to siblings/members of the same household would be considered one-on-one under order #79? Thanks!

    Dr. Gwen Donohoe asked 19 days ago

    Hi there. Businesses that may offer individualized lessons as per #79 may only offer one-on-one lessons, regardless of the household potential students come from. 

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    Can a cleaning woman come to my house?

    kidlet asked 20 days ago

    Hi there. House cleaning services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I am asking for our Community Centre - all volunteer, no employees. We fundraise by catering and renting our hall for graduations, weddings, family reunions, funerals, seasonal craft and merchandise and suppers. All of our spring and summer events have canceled or rescheduled. I had read that Manitoba would provide financial relief for not for profit clubs. Our main function is to provide a place for 4H, cadets, girl guides- youth groups to use for no charge and community events. We are in the RM of Kelsey in Carrot Valley (farming). Our fundraising is used to pay operating bills (Hydro, taxes, insurance, maintenance and operating supplies). We have also been working hard to improve our outdoor area. The CoVid 19 has already affected our Centre financially . Please let me know what is available, we believe our Centre is important for Community spirit and the youth programs we support who are so important to us. Thank you.

    Terry Johnson asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support programs. Businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 can call the Manitoba Economic Support Centre at 1-888-805-7554 to help inform and guide you through the supports available. Additional information can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    I teach outdoor riding lessons, can I teach groups of 1-4 students or am I only allowed to teach one on one lessons? I also operate summer equestrian day camps during July and August and am just checking it’s ok to book those in and continue with those as they are groups of 3-4 students in each camp. Thank you for your assistance.

    Dani asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Individualized horse riding lessons are included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and businesses may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services except for brief interactions. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    I own a boarding facility, and give riding lessons. I can maintain self distancing practices, while giving lessons. So my question are can my boarders come and work with their own horses, in my facility? And can I still teach riding lessons? With the nonessential closures I want to make sure that I am following proper guidelines. Thank you

    Heather Serceau asked about 1 month ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Individualized horse riding lessons are included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and businesses may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services except for brief interactions. Individuals may also work with their own horses. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    It's great news that horse riding / coaches can now open for lessons. A previous question asked about day camps - are coaches allowed to have say 4 children in one lesson, so that means (with parents) there is no more than 10 people on the premises. With children the coach may need to guide their hands, help them on and off the horse etc. Is this allowed within the social distancing guidelines?

    Linda Hazelwood asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Individualized horse riding lessons are included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and businesses may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services except for brief interactions. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

     Day camp groups are required to be no more than 16 people and must also ensure two metres of separation can be maintained. Additional regulations and guidelines for day camps can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#daycamps The public health orders and schedules issued with them can be found at:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Horse Riding, coaching in particular. We fall under outdoor recreation? Phase 1. We are not seasonal, not children’s sport etc phase 2? We are non contact year round all ages one on one or one coach to up to five students in an area 160’x200’ approx. sport/hobby/activity. Equine Canada May 1 states “all in person meetings, clinics, events, rookie rider and learn to ride/drive activities will continue to be suspended until further notice” This statement follows the instruction to obey federal and provincial guidelines to reopen gradually. I’d like clarification of the exact suggestions as to what activities we can resume under phase 1 then 2 and so forth. Horses that have not been ridden in 6 weeks might be fresh and over zealous and the riders will need supervision to keep them safe. How do I do that? Allowing owners to ride but not allowing coaches to assist is dubious? Teaching learn to ride can involve contact so I agree that needs to wait, but established owner riders? Athletes hoping to be ready for the competition ring later in the year? Supervising safe C-19 protocols while inside the barn etc is easy and will be meticulously adhered to. Hoping for some inside here. Thx ( certified coach and director for kids not for profit international organization and sport specific steward)

    Sarah E. Read. asked 27 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Individualized horse riding lessons are included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and businesses may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services except for brief interactions. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html


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    Are First Aid/CPR classes allowed to resume starting May 4th?

    YDMH asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    First aid instruction is included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and businesses may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services except for brief interactions. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    Hi there, I called and I am ‘grey area’, so they sent me to this email address. Services currently offered: Doggie daycare. Group dog training classes. Private one on one training. Grooming. Dog Supplies leashes collars treats. We do not offer over night boarding. We do not have a boarding/kennel licence. Please advise if I need to close. Please advise if the closure is potentially expected more than 14 days?

    Christie asked about 2 months ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Dog training is included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    Are dog training classes allowed to start again? What about individuals renting a dog training facility?

    JillA asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. During the provincial response to COVID-19, the Manitoba government has issued public health orders or orders under the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The public health orders in place are based on the most current information available to public health officials. We understand that these orders are having an impact on businesses and the day-to-day lives of all Manitobans. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide you with the best information possible.

    Dog training is included under number 79 on schedule A issued with the public health orders and may offer in-person one-on-one lessons as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services. No in-person group classes can occur at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoba Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support program. The Manitoba Economic Support Centre, a new call centre launched to help businesses, non-profits and charities to connect with support programs can be reached at 1-888-805-7554. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    With Mothers Day approaching, can we go visit our children in their home on Mother's Day.

    Linda asked 21 days ago

    Dr. Roussin's guidance on Mother's Day celebrations from the May 8, 2020 update from Manitoba Public Health Officials included the following statement:

    "We know people are thinking about Mother's Day coming up this Sunday. We need to certainly celebrate that day but we need to celebrate it a bit different this year. We need to continue to think of connecting virtually. If we do get together, certainly avoid large get togethers. It's best to meet outdoors if possible and maintain that social distancing. We're not done with this virus, we're not back to normal. So please limit those group sizes. Limit close, prolonged contact. And certainly no one showing any symptoms - even mild symptoms - of respiratory illness should be attending any type of gathering."

    Public Health Officials also continue to urge Manitobans to follow the physical distancing guidelines, and for those in the higher risk for severe outcomes - such as those over age 65 and those with underlying medical conditions - to continue stay home except for essential reasons.

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    Must patients waiting to see a physician be seated 2 metres apart in a waiting or anteroom? Must all staff, including receptionists , in a medical office wear masks?

    Just wondering asked 23 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. Patients should contact their physicians office for protocol and guidelines prior to their appointment. The office will provide instructions on how to safely attend your appointment.

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    I asked about massage therapists working in a spa setting, and they can within the guidelines. Why are spas listed in phase 3 then? Can only massage therapists work in the spa at this time? Or are esthetician’s also allowed to work providing pedicures, manicures and body treatments? Thank you

    Katie asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Hello, I understand I can now resume offering first aid courses. When offering Work Place Safety and Health approved first aid courses, can I offer the entire course - including evaluation of the skill items using internet platforms like ZOOM?

    KPlett asked 21 days ago

    Nothing in the public health orders restricts the providing of online courses at this time. For acceptable training procedures for certification, including assessment via video, we encourage you to reach out to your relevant regulatory and/or licensing body. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hello, I work as a massage therapist in a spa. As a massage therapist I am able to return to work in Phase one. Because I work in a spa I was under the impression that I could not work until phase 3. My employer is stating that we will tentatively return to work June 1st and is booking appts accordingly. Can we work as massage therapists in a spa setting prior to phase 3?

    Katie asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Massage therapists may reopen, including those working in a spa setting, so long as their operation meets the requirements in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4, including:

    (a) implementing measures to ensure that members of the public attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the business; and 

    (b) limiting the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is lower. 

    This is enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#therapeutic

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    If I resume one-on-one private music lessons but have to occasionally be closer than 2 meters to check notes, hand positions, check theory answers, etc, is that acceptable? Would I and/or the student be required to wear a mask?

    Warbler asked 21 days ago

    Hi there. Two metres must be maintained except for brief encounters. While the wearing of PPE is a good policy, it does not replace the legal requirement for two metres of separation between individuals. If a service cannot be offered in a way that meets these requirements, it cannot be offered at this time. Additional information on the public health orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Can Saskatchewan residents, specifically from the central region camp nightly (over a weekend) in Manitoba (specifically Lake of the Prairies)? We are located 40 mins away. Is daily fishing accepted being that this lake accepts Saskatchewan fishing licenses?

    CV saskatchewan asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Public health officials are encouraging all Canadians to limit non-essential travel. Fishing licenses do not impact the self-isolation orders in place in Manitoba. The only individuals exempt from the self-isolation order are those listed below, as long as they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19:

    • people who are transporting goods and materials into or through Manitoba;
    • people who provide vital services, including health care, police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections offices, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers, elected officials and staff as well as workers engaged in construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure;
    • aircraft and train crew members;
    • people traveling to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, including any children; people traveling for emergency medical purposes;
    • Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services; and
    • non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services.

    The public health orders, including the requirements for those who must self-isolate, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html


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    My grandchildren live in Carlyle SK. SK has no travel restrictions currently for interprovincial travel. Can they come to MB to visit, they will self isolate with family while they are here which will be a few days & then go back home.

    CP asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Public health officials are encouraging all Canadians to limit non-essential travel. The only individuals exempt from the self-isolation order are those listed below, as long as they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19:

    • people who are transporting goods and materials into or through Manitoba;
    • people who provide vital services, including health care, police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections offices, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers, elected officials and staff as well as workers engaged in construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure;
    • aircraft and train crew members;
    • people traveling to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, including any children; people traveling for emergency medical purposes;
    • Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services; and
    • non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services.

    The public health orders, including the requirements for those who must self-isolate, can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Hi. I already asked a questio today and thank you for that but I do have another more specific one. If a staff member does test covid positive, could the rest of the staff also get tested. Could then those negatively tested staff members go back to work. We all work in close contact.....at a vet hospital.

    Marisa asked 21 days ago

    Public health officials will conduct a public health investigation in the event an employee or volunteer is confirmed to have COVID-19 while at work during the time they were infectious. If any additional measures need to be taken at the workplace, public health officials will notify the workplace directly and provide advice. Please see the Information for Businesses page for more information on ensuring safe, healthy workplaces: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Are there any restrictions on a not for profit Association having their employees return to work at this time? Our particular workplace has only 2 employees with plenty of room for social distancing and has minimal visitors. Proper sanitization procedures would be in place for when allowing members to stop by.

    shannonh asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Offices that are not open to the public may reopen to employees. While there is not any additional restrictions on occupancy, workplaces should implement social distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. Additional information about about workplace safety and social distancing can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html  

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    Hi I am from truck training center I want to know can we start our school or not . We talk with MTA and they told us that they have meeting with manitoba health and we can start school . One student is allowed with one instructor only. so please let us know . Thank you

    Lakhbir asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Businesses that provide education or training programs required for a business listed in this schedule issued with the public health orders, such as commercial truck driver training, may operate at this time. Businesses offering this training must ensure all those who attend can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart except for brief encounters. The public health orders and schedules can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html  

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    Are assisted living retirement residences allowed to have groups of residents dining together and doing other activities as long as physical distancing guidelines are met?

    jwj asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Communal spaces that are part of a residential community for seniors are not required to close. However, public health officials are strongly recommending closing common areas such as billiard rooms, fitness centres, etc.

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    Please define what an open air patio is?

    Steve66 asked 23 days ago

    An open-air patio refers to an outdoor space where food can be served and air can flow freely through the space. It can be adjoined to the restaurant, however it cannot be enclosed. Sunrooms, solariums, a walled-in room with windows open and enclosed or screened-in porches are not open-air patios and cannot be open to the public at this time.

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    I run a wellness center that offers massage therapy and hairdressing services. We have five private rooms and a common waiting area. There are typically 10 people (5 therapists and 5 clients) in at a time, but there are also often people waiting for their appointment. Does the occupancy restriction mean that we may only have a maximum of 5 people (including staff) in the facility at once?

    concerned owner asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. The 50% occupancy applies to the number of members of the public not staff. For example, if you would normally have 10 clients in the building at a time, this would be restricted to 5. In addition, the occupancy restriction is 50% of normal levels or 10 square metres per member of the public, whichever is lower.

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    What regulations must be followed to allow user groups to carry out capital projects or maintenance on a municipally owned recreation facility with volunteer labour? (eg. baseball diamonds)

    CLK asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the public health orders restricts the operation of municipally owned spaces. All workplaces tare encouraged to implement social distancing measures to the best of their ability. Additional information about social distancing and creating safer workplaces can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Are Foot Care Nurses allowed to open?

    truckerchick asked 23 days ago

    A person who is a member of the College of Registered Practical Nurses may practice their profession without restriction. Please find provincial COVID-19 resources for health-care providers and staff online at

    https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/


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    Hello, What sports will be considered as a non-contact sport beginning June 1st?

    Megan asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. We do not currently have guidelines on this topic. As new phases get implemented, additional guidelines will be released. The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

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    We are a dine-in restaurant and will open in Phase 2. Do you have the regulations for dine-in restaurants at this time?

    Chrispy asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. 

    In phase two, restaurants may be able to reopen indoor spaces to operate at 50 per cent capacity, in addition to take-out, delivery, patio and walk-up service, as long as physical distancing requirements are met. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. Additional guidelines may be released closer to phase two. Information about phase two can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-two.html

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    Can MB residents go to their seasonal cabins in Minaki ON or in the Lake of the Woods area if they don't make any stops during their travel? Do they have to self-isolate as they reach their destination and when they return home? Do you foresee any changes to these rules before May long weekend?

    Marie-France asked 22 days ago

    Public officials have advised healthy, non-symptomatic people with secondary residences to stay home and not travel to cottage country with some exceptions related to necessity. If travel is required, there are a range of recommendations (available in this fact sheet) for reducing the risks. The province is also launching an education campaign on being ‘COVID careful’ in cottage country to remind all campers and cottagers that COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage Manitobans to do the same within their social networks by posting supportive educational messages.

    In addition to this advice, public health has issued public health orders related to travel. They mandate that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days, except those who meet the specific criteria for exemption as described in the public health orders.


    For more information on the orders related to COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19. Thank you for your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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    I have a single chair salon, I am the only hairdresser, I am open once a week, with one client at a time anyways, do I need to fill out the questionnaire for Covid every time I go to the salon and do my clients have to go online and do it before coming for their appointments, or can I ask the questions before they enter the building instead

    Tangled Hair Studio asked 22 days ago

    The Restoring Safe Services document is to ensure that businesses take the necessary steps to open safely. However, there may be some situations where businesses are unable to meet a guideline based on their physical space. In this situation businesses should put controls in place to ensure the intent of the guideline is being met. For example, if a business is unable to ensure a single point of entry to their business they can implement other measures to ensure the requirement of physical distancing and occupancy are being met.  

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    What are the regulations for travelling to our family farm in Saskatchewan for seeding? Is this considered essential? Can we cross the provincial border for it?

    Hair Girl asked 22 days ago

    Requirements and restrictions relating to travel into Saskatchewan are as determined by the Government of Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/

    Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside Manitoba to areas that are close to the Manitoba border to work, access health services or for other essential purposes and who are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt from the 14-day self isolation period under the following conditions: They restrict their travel outside Manitoba to the minimum required for the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances of their visit.

    There is no definition of “close” in the self-isolation public health order. The intent is to exempt residents and business that are located a close distance to the border who regularly travel for work, access to health services or other essential services. Being located close to the border does not exempt you if you typically don’t travel across the border for the activities listed above. Additional restrictions apply, please review public health orders online before traveling https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Hi! I own a gym & understand we are not able to open yet. However, is my trainer allowed to go into our facility alone & create free video workouts for our members?

    Tracey Tallaire asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, employees may enter the premises of a closed business in order to facilitate providing services online or through other remote means.No members of the public may enter the building.  

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    As a sales rep visits gas and convenience stores, am I allowed to visit these sites. Currently we are working from home doing tele marketing and placing orders for our customers as these retailers do not purchase the product I represent directly from me but through wholesalers. We’ve been asked by our head office to return to the face to face sales within a few short week

    Lps asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses required for the operating of businesses included in the schedule, including gas and convenience stores, may continue to operate. 

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    Are you currently allowed to camp on crown land?? As I know Ontario is not allowing over night camping with covid19.

    Nyr1994 asked 22 days ago

    Provincial parks are open. Public health officials continue to advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people do go out, they should take steps to maintain physical distancing. Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing).

    Guidelines for Parks, Campgrounds, Yurts and Vacation Cabins can be found in Restoring Safe Services Phase One:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

    If you must travel to your cottage or second residence, follow these guidelines: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/travellerscottages.pdf 

    For additional information on measures being taken at provincial parks during COVID-19 visit the Provincial Parks Reservation System website at: https://prspub.gov.mb.ca/

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    I work in a small massage clinic with 2 therapists. Can you help me interpret the 50% rule? We normally have a patient and practitioner for two therapists. My interpretation says only one practitioner can return to work. Is this correct?

    JenS asked 22 days ago

    Hi there. The 50% occupancy applies to the number of members of the public not staff. For example, if you would normally have 10 clients in the building at a time, this would be restricted to 5. In addition, the occupancy restriction is 50% of normal levels or 10 square metres per member of the public, whichever is lower. 

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    Living north of 53rd parallel and we purchased a boat from a dealer south how can we get the purchase to us? Can we have it delivered or can we travel down to pick up with only gas fills and no stays over night?

    danier asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. The restrictions on travel to northern Manitoba do not apply to residents of northern Manitoba therefore you may travel down to pick it up. In addition, vehicle dealerships are listed on the schedule issued with the public health orders and therefore may travel into northern Manitoba in order to deliver the boat. 

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    Can golf courses operate beverage carts out on the golf course?

    Steve66 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Golf courses may offer food on the same basis all food vendors can, including delivery. Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    Are community gardens allowed to open to their members? We have over 100 plots at our garden.

    Anonymous987 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, community gardens may open to the public. All those in attendance should implement social distancing and maintain a distance of two metres apart. 

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    Are animal rescues deem to be essential services

    Bonnie asked 22 days ago

    Businesses that provide for the welfare of animals are included on schedule A of the public health orders and may open to the public. While businesses on schedule A do not have a fixed cap on occupancy, they must ensure all members of the public can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart except for brief interactions. Additional information can be found with the public health orders at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Hello, if someone is coming from out of province to stay in a cabin at a park for the summer, do they have to self isolate?

    Cheryl M asked 23 days ago

    Anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it is from another country or  another province must self-isolate for 14 days until such time as the orders  are terminated by the chief provincial public health officer. 

        Exceptions to this requirement include:

    •         people who are transporting goods and materials into or through Manitoba, if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19;
    •         people who provide vital services in Manitoba as specified in the order, such as health care providers, police officers, emergency services personnel, social service workers and workers engaged in the construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure, if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19;
    •         people travelling into Manitoba to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, including any child accompanying them, if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19; and
    •         people travelling into Manitoba for emergency medical purposes.

        Please see the order for the complete list of exceptions.

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    Hi. I work in an office that is an essential service. We do not practice social distancing (because we are not retail or open to the public). But are we supposed to? Pointing to the act is pointless because it is vague.

    abcd asked 22 days ago

    To help reduce the spread of communicable diseases and viruses, including COVID-19, workplaces should have an infection prevention and control plan. Part of this plan includes using social distancing techniques to conduct as much business as possible, including telephone and video conferencing, as well as allowing employees to work from home or work flexible hours to avoid peak public transportation times or crowding in the workplace. 

    A list of routine precautions and information for ensuring safe and health workplaces can be found on the Information for Employers page: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    I own a school of music, what phase can I open up during?

    Michelle12 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Currently, one-on-one music lessons may occur as long as two metres of distance can be maintained during the delivery of services. No group classes may happen at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    I operate an independent movie theatre. I have the ability to maintain a 2 metre distance between customers upon entry and staggering the seating throughout the auditoriums, we can also monitor and sanitize washrooms. Are we able to open? CTV had posted an article tonight stating movie theatres can reopen if they followed the guidelines.

    DM1 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Only drive-in movie theatres can reopen at this time. However, other movie theatres may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Hello, for outdoor training camps in terms of fitness, what is the time period or date where this is acceptable, also what is the capacity/or limit for participants. Thanks,

    Karr Guinto asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Effective immediately, fitness centres, personal training services and exercise groups may offer services in an outdoor setting with no more than 10 participants. All participants must bring their own equipment and participants may not enter into any indoor premises of the business to change, shower, obtain food or beverages or for any other purpose. Those offering these services must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. These regulations are enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Should second-hand stores be opening to sort and sell random donations?

    Worried76 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. The length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second-hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and they is no special considerations recommended for the handling or donated items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered.  

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    Can we go fishing in the northern region if we live in the northern region? Is fishing cancelled in Manitoba for the summer?

    danier asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. The restriction on travel to northern Manitoba does not apply to residents of northern Manitoba. 

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    Restoring Services (Phase One) guidelines state businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or 1 person per 10SQ/M. Does this apply to ALL businesses, or only businesses re-opening in phase one? Do these same rules apply to essential businesses that have been open the whole time?

    Rosie_R asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. The restrictions on occupancy apply to businesses on schedule B issued with the public health orders. The public health orders and the schedules issued with them can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    What PPE does a massage therapist have to wear while giving a massage? If I’m an individual on site with an hour between clients and I know my clients.... do I still have to, by law and health regulation, wear PPE?

    Massage 1 asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. PPE is not a requirement for massage therapists. Both service providers and customers may wear non-medical masks, particularly when close touch or contact is involved. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    Hi there we are float Centre that provides floatation therapy to Clients. This involves floating in a device called a float pod that holds 860lbs of Epsom salts or magnesium sulfate. The water is heated to skin temperature. Considering the extremely high levels of salinity, data shows very low levels of pathogens that can survive in the environment. We also have at a time a maximum of 4 on our site, in seperate rooms. What are the guidelines for businesses such as ours to open?

    Roi asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Flotation therapy is not included on schedule A or B issued with the public health orders and therefore required to remain closed. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    are performing arts organizations included in phase 1 opening and return to work

    brendab asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. Theater and performing art spaces are not included on the schedules issued with the public health orders and must remain closed to the public. However, closed businesses are permitted to have staff working on site. Closed workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. Additional information about social distancing and creating safer workplaces can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Hello we own the Stardust Drive in Theater in Morden Mb. This is a outdoor movie business. Nobody is able to tell us if we are able to open and if so what are the guide lines. There are only 2 of us in Mb. Drive-Ins in other provinces have been allowed to open.

    Stardust asked 24 days ago

    Yes drive-in movie theatres may open to the public. Drive-in movie theatres must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. In addition, concession stands must follow the orders and guidelines in place for food vendors. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    I own a guided kayaking company. I am set to begin operations in July. During the actual activity, most kayakers would be a minimum of 6 feet away from each other, but I would like to know what specific measures I should be undertaking when in closer contact with customers (I will be next to paddlers when fitting them with gear, etc. Should I be asking specific questions of participants before they are allowed to take part? Should I be washing down boats between tours? Should paddles, life jackets, and other equipment be disinfected between tours. Should I be supplying paddlers with masks, gloves, or disinfectant? Thanks.

    Rob Jantz asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Tours and guiding businesses are not allowed at this time. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    I am looking for information regarding a home based sewing business. I work form a studio located in the garage. I do a lot of mending and alterations. I am concerned with how to maintain the 2 meters while fitting someone. What suggestions to you have? What practice and procedures should I be following. I have already looked at sanitizing the space after each customer visits. I have already printed the signage regarding self screening.... Do both myself and the customer require face masks? What type is acceptable?

    Dragonfly Desires Sewing Servicess asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. All retail businesses including tailoring services must ensure that two metres of distance can be maintained except for brief interactions. While the wearing of PPE is a good policy, it does not replace the legal requirement for two metres of separation between individuals. If a service cannot be offered in a way that meets these requirements, it cannot be offered at this time. Additional information on the public health orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    I distribute movies to the North of 53rd parallel ,Flin Flon ,The Pas, MB, Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario . We service and clean up stores with old product and was wondering if we are able to service them once again in person and if so do we have to quarantine for 14 days? If not when will we be able to do this again?

    Video King Ltd asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Only businesses that are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders may travel to northern Manitoba at this time. Thee order prohibiting travel into northern Manitoba and remote communities is in place until terminated. No date for potential termination has been announced at this. The order and the attached schedule can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    I am a private music teacher with a music studio in my home when can I have students return for lessons.

    Terence d asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. As of May 4, 2020, those offering individualized educational services such as tutoring and music lessons may operate. Lessons must be one-on-one and cannot be taught in groups. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Hello, are hair salons allowed to do relaxers and perms?

    April asked 23 days ago

    Hi there. 

    Effective May 4, a business that provides hairdressing or barbering services, may reopen provided that the only services provided involve the washing, cutting, colouring or styling of hair.

    Styling of hair can include:

    • Blow drying

    • Curling/straightening

    • Perms and relaxers

    • Removing and installing extensions

    • Braiding, etc.

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    Open Houses for Real Estate - when will this be acceptable again?

    CMouflier asked 24 days ago

     

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Yes, open houses can be held at this time. However, businesses or individuals holding open houses must ensure that all those at the open house can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. This is enforceable by law. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html ://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html
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    I have been in BC for 6 months. I plan to drive to my home in Ontario. I must travel through Manitoba on the Trans Canada highway but I do not plan to stop in Manitoba. Do I have to self isolate in Manitoba?

    Berkley asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Those travelling through Manitoba must self-isolate while in Manitoba. This includes  limiting their use of local services to only those necessary during their trip (gas stops, hotel, etc). Additional information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Where would a store in Winnipeg pick up the free available decals and floor stickers for customer safety?

    Evon asked 25 days ago

    Information that is specific to your industry, including where to source floor markings and other preventative measures maybe be found through various safety partners in Manitoba. A list of safety partners is listed on the SAFE Work Manitoba website:

    https://www.safemanitoba.com/COVID-19/Pages/Industry-specific-COVID-19-Information.aspx

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    Are hearing aid dealers included in the list of businesses that was approved to open on May 4th, 2020? What PPE requirements are required these businesses for seeing clients within the clinic?

    Propract asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses that sell and repair hearing aids may open at this time. PPE is not a requirement. Both service providers and customers may wear non-medical masks, particularly when close touch or contact is involved. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    Is attached screen in porch ok to use as a patio For serviving public?

    Colleen asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. No, only full open-air patios may reopen at this time. However, all restaurants may operate on a pick-up and delivery basis. Indoor restaurant spaces may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    As of May 4th non essential business and outdoor recreation have been opened. What guidelines does my outdoor movie screen have to abide by?

    dhlady asked 25 days ago

    Yes drive-in movie theatres may open to the public. Drive-in movie theatres must ensure all those attending can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. In addition, concession stands must follow the orders and guidelines in place for food vendors. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    For employers, if an employee goes to their cabin or fishing just over the border into Ontario, are they required to self-isolate for 14 days? (for people from south-east manitoba)

    cbartel asked 24 days ago

    Manitoba  residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to their seasonal residences  that are located close to the border do not have to self-isolate when they  return to Manitoba if they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19. However,  people are to limit their use of local services to the minimum required and  restrict their travel for the purpose of their visit. Additionally, people  traveling outside of Manitoba should review travel orders in the jurisdiction  they are visiting.

    Public health officials are also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only.

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    With Phase 1, slow lift of the ban - Are Property Management Companies permitted to hold Open Houses for Real Estate / House Rentals / Houses for Sale / Apartment / Condos? If yes, what would these businesses require to have in place as a COVID 19 Policy?

    WinnipegRealEstate asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, open houses can be held at this time. However, businesses or individuals holding open houses but ensure that all those at the open house can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. This is enforceable by law. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    I do in-home massage therapy. According to Shared Health’s website, eye protection (goggles, visor, or face shield) is required along with a procedural mask for health care home visits. Does the eye protection requirement also apply to me? I will be screening clients and only going to homes where no one has symptoms.

    RMT asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. PPE is not a requirement for massage therapists. Both service providers and customers may wear non-medical masks, particularly when close touch or contact is involved. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    I work as an RMT and work in multiple locations. Is there any restrictions to the number of locations I may work at in a day. Are there any specific guidelines I need to follow for working in multiple locations?

    Sophie asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. No, there are not any restrictions on how many locations a massage therapist can work out of. 

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    Are all routine diagnostic testing services back to running normal or is it based on urgency still?

    Hutlet asked 25 days ago

    In March 2020, a number of non-urgent surgical and diagnostic procedures were postponed as part of the provincial effort to ensure health-system capacity to respond to COVID-19.

    On April 24, health officials moved to restart elective surgeries and other non-emergent health services such as diagnostic procedures. All necessary precautions will be taken to protect staff and patients from the risk of COVID-19 including point of care screening, the use of appropriate protective personal equipment and limiting the number of staff in the room.

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    Insurance services are considered essential, what guidelines apply to our business operation? Do the Retail Guidelines apply to Insurance Brokers if clients are entering our offices?

    Sandra Broker asked 24 days ago

     

    Yes, businesses providing essential financial services such as mortgage brokers and insurance companies can remain open. All businesses that are open to the public must implement measures to ensure that any person attending is reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from another person. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.
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    Where do you get floor markings for social distancing for businesses?

    Carolyn Brock asked 24 days ago

    Information that is specific to your industry, including where to source floor markings and other preventative measures maybe be found through various safety partners in Manitoba. A list of safety partners is listed on the SAFE Work Manitoba website:

    https://www.safemanitoba.com/COVID-19/Pages/Industry-specific-COVID-19-Information.aspx

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    Hello there , After releasing of a reopening plan by Manitoba government it is unclear that when we can go back to our office. We are a small business , construction project management consulting company with 5 employees. Normally we work out of office (1,311 SqF) in the commercial 2 story building with common washroom and a hall. All our employees have own office and the distance from each other is about 2 miters. We are not punning to interact with our clients or partners directly , nor we have visitors in our office. Currently , following health order and recommendation we are working from home , reduced hours. When can we go back to our office considering nature of our service , size of the company and office structure ? I just want to make sure we are following the provincial plan and complying with all the restrictions and recommendations. Thank you.

    Tatiana Ursulyak asked 24 days ago

    Offices that are not open to the public may reopen to employees. While there is not any additional restrictions on occupancy, workplaces should implement social distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. Additional information about about workplace safety and social distancing can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html

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    Are dance studios in private homes permitted to resume classes on May 4th?

    Gaylene asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Dance studios are listed on phase two of Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery which may be implemented as early as June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Are mail order businesses that aren’t generally open to the public allowed to go back work?

    Mark P. asked 24 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses that are not open to the public can continue to operate. All workplaces that continue to operate should follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. More information for workplaces and employees can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces.html.

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    Hello, can you please elaborate on the maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. requirement for day camps. I typically run. church camp in August, and am unsure if children maintaining a 2m distance is possible throughout a whole day. What is considered a brief exchange?

    Staceyc asked 24 days ago

     

    Hi there. Brief exchanges are quick interactions. No activities that require ongoing close contact should be offered. This is enforceable by law. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.
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    What should I do if my employer isn’t following the new provincial guidelines but is still open to the public.

    Allisonlong asked 24 days ago

    We are relying on Manitobans to do their part. In Winnipeg, reports of non-compliance can be made by calling: 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca, or Twitter: @city of Winnipeg and outside of Winnipeg, reports of non-compliance can be made to the Manitoba Government Inquiry (MGI) inquiry line at 204-945-3744 or by email at mgi@gov.mb.ca.

    More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. 

    Guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. 


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    What phase would a Dance Studio fall under and when can it reopen?

    Noelle asked 25 days ago

    Dance studios are listed on phase two of Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery which may be implemented as early as June 1. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    I need to drive through Manitoba from Ontario, stopping in Brandon, MB for one night, and then continue on to Calgary for a family emergency. Will I be allowed to do so? There is very conflicting information floating around and no real concrete answers.

    EmC asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Those travelling through Manitoba must self-isolate while in Manitoba. This includes  limiting their use of local services to only those necessary during their trip (gas stops, hotel, etc). Additional information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Our full service restaurants have attached patio areas, and we're curious if under phase one, are able to provide full service with staff personal taking orders, delivering drinks and food, clearing plates, and cleaning table maintenance while guests are sitting at the table -- or is this just a means of providing a place to sit after picking up an order? And is it only 50% of occupancy for restaurant patios, or are we also restricted to 10 sq/m per individual listed for other outdoor business?

    JasonGee asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information.  Restaurants and similar businesses can continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additionally, effective May 4, food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, and street food vendors can serve customers on an outdoor patio. 

    Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy.

    The 10 square metres per person restriction does not apply to restaurants.

    Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    I own a patio does each seat at one table need to be 2 meters from the other chair.

    Very confusing asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information.  

    Restaurants and similar businesses can continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additionally, effective May 4, food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, and street food vendors can serve customers on an outdoor patio. 

    Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premise.

    Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    What is considered or categorized as a reusable container as specified in Phase 1 for the re-opening of restaurant patios?

    Patios asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. The guideline recommending not using reusable cups is in reference to beverages. Restaurants are recommended against handling and refilling customer's reusable cups.

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    A number of our members of the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association offer guided hunting and fishing trips. Fishing guides have been asking how to maintain safety when 2-3 clients are in the boat with them, as distancing is not possible. Similarly for hunting guides, who usually drive their clients out to a hunting location on a side-by-side ATV or in a truck. What precautions should they and their guests take?

    Dr. Brian Kotak asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Fishing lodges may remain open at this time as long as they can ensure all those attending their place of business can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. Guiding or outfitting services like fishing and hunting are included on Schedule A and can continue operations only if all those taking part can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between them except for brief encounters. If this distance cannot be maintained, that service cannot be offered. This is enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.ers.

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    Hi there, I am a hairstylist preparing to return to work. Can we use blowdryers during our cutting & styling services? The guidelines don't specify.

    bkusykb asked 24 days ago

    Effective May 4, a business that provides hairdressing or barbering services, may reopen provided that the only services provided involve the washing, cutting, colouring or styling of hair.

    Styling of hair can include:

    • Blow drying

    • Curling/straightening

    • Perms

    • Removing and installing extensions

    • Braiding, etc.

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    I have a small clothing and gift boutique and am allowed to open in phase 1 as of May 4th. Are there any specific recommendations, guidelines or safe practices for clothing stores regarding customers trying on articles of clothing? I am aware of guidelines concerning occupancy allowed by square footage and physical distancing. This is specific to whether customers may try clothing for fit and if so, if there are an precautions or procedures that must be followed regarding clothing that has been tried but not purchased. Thank you.

    Ellen70 asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. The exact length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and there is no special considerations recommended for the handling of returned items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. 

    Change rooms as well as all areas of the business that customers frequent should be regularly sanitized. A 5% bleach solution ‎or an alcohol product containing 70% alcohol (such as sanitizing wipes) can be used to safely clean surfaces in commercial settings. Customers should be reminded to minimize any unnecessary touching of items while shopping.

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    For clothing and shoe retail- are there restrictions set for returns and exchanges for staff safety? As well as trying on clothing and shoes?

    Miranda asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. The exact length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and there is no special considerations recommended for the handling of returned items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. 

    Change rooms as well as all areas of the business that customers frequent should be regularly sanitized. A 5% bleach solution ‎or an alcohol product containing 70% alcohol (such as sanitizing wipes) can be used to safely clean surfaces in commercial settings. Customers should be reminded to minimize any unnecessary touching of items while shopping.

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    How should clothing and shoe stores deal with try-ons and returns?

    Daryl D asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. The exact length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and there is no special considerations recommended for the handling of returned items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. 

    Change rooms as well as all areas of the business that customers frequent should be regularly sanitized. A 5% bleach solution ‎or an alcohol product containing 70% alcohol (such as sanitizing wipes) can be used to safely clean surfaces in commercial settings. Customers should be reminded to minimize any unnecessary touching of items while shopping.

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    Will the Manitoba Government be making any changes to the guidelines regarding the operation standard and/or regulations, or health and safety standards, for Bed and Breakfasts after the pandemic is over?

    asked 27 days ago

    Hi there. Bed and breakfasts must follow the same regulations all businesses providing accommodations such as hotels,. motels and lodges must follow. Food must be picked up and eaten elsewhere or eaten in an outdoor patio space. No indoor eating area is allowed at this time. For additional guidelines, please see the public health orders at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Hello, if restaurants are restricted to 1 person per 10 square meters and I have a 1000 sq ft patio that would mean as per the public health order I could only have 10 guests on my patio because it’s lower than my half capacity. However I am seeing come restaurants opening that have 200 sq ft patios open. So that would mean they can only have 2 guests on their patio? Also is staff included in that?

    Anna asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information.  Restaurants and similar businesses can continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additionally, effective May 4, food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, and street food vendors can serve customers on an outdoor patio. Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. 

    Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premise. The 10 metres per customer restriction does not apply to restaurants. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.ers.

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    Will restaurants be allowed to reopen in Phase One?

    Harvey Stone asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information.  Restaurants and similar businesses can continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additionally, effective May 4, food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, and street food vendors can serve customers on an outdoor patio. 

    Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premise. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    We have a restaurant that has a patio. Under the phase 1, can we re-open the patio with limits on occupancy as well as no more than 10 people at one table? Are the customers allowed to access the patio from inside or does there need to be an exterior entrance? As well, the washrooms are inside so are the customers allowed inside to access those?

    ShannonM asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information.  Restaurants and similar businesses can continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additionally, effective May 4, food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes, and street food vendors can serve customers on an outdoor patio. 

    Customers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges and those sitting at a table together. No more than 10 people can be in close quarters or at a table together. Additionally, businesses are required to limit their occupancy to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Can Saskatchewan residents in towns bordering Manitoba go to their seasonal campsite in Manitoba? Do they have to self isolate?

    Darla asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Those entering Manitoba for recreational purposes would be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival to Manitoba. The only individuals exempt from the self-isolation order are those listed below, as long as they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19:

    • people who are transporting goods and materials into or through Manitoba;
    • people who provide vital services, including health care, police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections offices, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers, elected officials and staff as well as workers engaged in construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure;
    • aircraft and train crew members;
    • people traveling to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, including any children; people traveling for emergency medical purposes;
    • Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services; and
    • non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services.
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    Are exterior house painters allowed to work?

    sdwd asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses that  provide  support  and  maintenance  services to industrial and residential properties can continue operating. All workplaces should implement social distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are barbers permitted to perform beard services? It is not specified in the guidelines, however, it is worth mentioning due to the close proximity the barber will be to the clients face in order to conduct these services.

    Alanna asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, beard trims are allowed. 

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    We run a large equestrian facility which can accommodate up to 100 horses although no horses live on site. The facility has 7 outside riding rings and is normally booked by private groups to hold open air events. We know horse shows are not allowed, but as long as we keep to the requirements regarding capacity, closed washrooms and social distancing, can we allow riders to use the rings on an hourly basis for equine exercise, practice sessions, lessons and possible day camps?

    Linda Hazelwood asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, riders may use your facility for practice so long as two metres apart can be maintained by those attending and the 50% occupancy restriction is maintained. Day camp groups are required to be no more than 16 people and must also ensure two metres of separation can be maintained. Additional regulations and guidelines for day camps can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#daycamps The public health orders and schedules issued with them can be found at:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Hello our family operates an outdoor zipline business, and other outdoor activities. Do we fall into the outdoor recreation category and can we open May 4th?

    Zipline asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Outdoor recreational businesses can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. Additional information and guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html 

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    Good morning, Red River Co-op Speedway is a dirt track that has seating capacity of 3000. I'm curious as to what phase period we would be in. I'm assuming by what I've read, Phase 3? If so, is there a chance that period might be moved forward ? Thank you Blair

    Blair asked 25 days ago

    Horseracing and car racing may reopen, as long as no spectators attend and staff/participants maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

    There will be no large gatherings or events until at least September 2020. As the situation evolves,  Manitoba public health officials will make decisions based on evidence at the time.

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    Where do automobile dealerships fall? Are they considered a retail business? What are their re-opening requirements? I'm referring to the sales department only as service is considered an essential business.

    Rosie_R asked 25 days ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles can continue to operate.  All businesses that are open to the public must implement measures to ensure that any person attending is reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from another person. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What are the protocols or processes going to be for dental visits and dentist offices?

    RJohm asked 25 days ago

    Therapeutic and Health Care Businesses can access health and safety guidelines by visiting https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#therapeutic

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    As a barber do I have to wear a mask and a facial shield

    Devon asked 25 days ago

    Hi there. Both service providers and customers may wear non-medical masks, particularly when close touch or contact is involved. There are guidelines for hairdressers/barbers on the Manitoba Government website. For details please  visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#hair.

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    Hello, I operate a mental health counselling office with several therapists working out of a shared multi-office space. For our worst-case scenario contingency planning measures, I would like to ask for clarity on the following point: 1) In the event that we learn (after the fact) that either: a) one of us as practitioners or; b) one of our clients Has unknowingly brought COVID into our office space, is our business required to be shut down for a specific amount of time before resuming in- person services? What steps would be requires to take in both these scanarios? Thank you for your time.

    AlMcDonald asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. A public health investigation is automatically triggered when someone receives a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. A public health official will contact anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Public health officials will also notify close contacts of laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and instruct them on next steps based on the situation. 

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    Good afternoon. My business is in Direct Sales licensed through the Department of Justice. We go into peoples homes to conduct water tests to check the quality of their water and provide solutions as some homes water is so bad they cannot drink from it in wells and cannot even wash their clothes due so Iron staining. My long winded question is do we fall into the category of being able to open? We are not really considered retail as we do not have a store front display models as each home is different and we need to test their water on site. Thank you.

    Craig McLean asked 25 days ago

    Public health orders continue to permit businesses that provide support and maintenance services, including urgent repair, to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, residential, commercial and industrial properties to operate. Current orders can be found on the State of Emergency page: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Further, for general precautions and information on ensuring safety and health in workplaces, please visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Can Dog Grooming services open and provide grooming services?

    Swiffer asked 25 days ago

     

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses including dog groomers will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at     https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html
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    the bulletin states that the childcare site is open for childcare for anyone returning to work, however the actual site states only critical care. Please advise if childcare centers are available for anyone or just critical care?

    KDA asked 25 days ago

    All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child care system to find a location that meets their needs. For more information, visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/childcare.html

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    I run an outdoor baseball league. With social distancing rules and occupancy rules in place, can we start our league and practices/tryouts May 4th. There would only be BRIEF EXCHANGES closer than 2 meters.

    Samantha asked 25 days ago

     

    No, the only outdoor recreational facilities that can open are those that provide non-contact activities. Therefore, facilities for sports such as football, soccer and baseball are not included.
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    Do businesses deemed "essential" have to maintain only one point of entry to their store?

    Rosie_R asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. While the guidelines including a single point of entry are specific to businesses reopening on May 4 and later, all businesses are encouraged to follow them to the best of their ability. The Restoring Safe Services document is to ensure that businesses take the necessary steps to open safely. However, there may be some situations where businesses are unable to meet a guideline based on their physical space. In this situation businesses should put controls in place to ensure the intent of the guideline is being met. For example, if a business is unable to ensure a single point of entry to their business they can implement other measures to ensure the requirement of physical distancing and occupancy are being met.

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    I run a dog grooming shop that doesn't sell pet supplies. Are we allowed to open on May 4th and if so what are the restrictions?

    Nicole Oliver asked 26 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

        Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means.

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    What is the exact definition of a day camp? The information is quite vague. Could you please explain? I own a clinic and have day camps as a supplemental service.

    Sam2323323 asked 26 days ago

    Day camps are a camp where children spend the day and then return home at the end of the day. Day camps may operate if they maintain occupancy and activity levels that allow people to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. Campers must bring their own food and beverages, if the camp provides food and beverages they must ensure they are individually packaged. Overnight camps are not permitted. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. 

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    What are the current rules regarding business offices that have been shut down....the reopening guidelines do not specifically refer to them anywhere. Are they allowed to reopen following the distance and other protocols or are they required to remain closed right now?

    CCG asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. Offices that are not open to the public may reopen without any specific additional limitations on occupancy. However, all workplaces that continue to operate should follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. More information for workplaces and employees can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces.html.

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    Hi what are the rules regarding mall entrance can all entrance be open to access the stores in the mall or does it have to have a designated entrance

    Nino asked 28 days ago

    Maintaining a single point of entry is a guideline for businesses that are open to the public. However, there may be some situations where businesses are unable to meet a guideline based on their physical space. In this situation businesses should put controls in place to ensure the intent of the guideline is being met. For example, if a business is unable to ensure a single point of entry they can implement other measures to ensure the requirement of physical distancing and occupancy are being met. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

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    How do you define "close to the Manitoba border"?

    TKS asked 28 days ago

    There is no definition of “close” in the self-isolation public health order. The intent of exception 2(f) and 2(g) in the order is to exempt residents and business that are located a close distance to the border who regularly travel for work, access to health services or other essential services. Being located close to the border does not exempt you if you typically don’t travel across the border for the activities listed above. Additional restrictions apply, please review public health orders online before traveling https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    With a single point of entry, does that apply to all workplaces? Or just retail? And if we have two points of entry for different types of customer, can we maintain them so long as they are both being monitored?

    Kristen asked 28 days ago

    The Restoring Safe Services document is to ensure that businesses take the necessary steps to open safely. However, there may be some situations where businesses are unable to meet a guideline based on their physical space. In this situation businesses should put controls in place to ensure the intent of the guideline is being met. For example, if a business is unable to ensure a single point of entry to their business they can implement other measures to ensure the requirement of physical distancing and occupancy are being met.

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    Can casual run groups restore regular group running if social distancing rules are followed?

    J Malapad asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. While public health officials are recommending all Manitobans limit non-essential travel outside of the home, social gatherings may occur so long as they are under 10 people. Additional information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

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    Can we have our grandkids over to our house now in order to help their parents work from home?

    Grandma asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. While public health officials are recommending all Manitobans limit non-essential travel outside of the home, social gatherings may occur so long as they are under 10 people. Additional information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

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    We live 5 hours away from Winnipeg and would like to visit our children and grandchild who live there or would like to have them come and stay overnight with us. Our children have been working from home, but I work in an essential service and have no symptoms of Covid-19. Also, will visits to parents who live in an apartment building with other seniors be allowed after May 4th?

    Deda asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. What restrictions exist on your travel depend on where you are coming from. All those entering Manitoba must self-isolate for 14 days except for those who meet the specific criteria for exemption as described in the self-isolation orders. Travel to northern Manitoba, defined as above the 53rd parallel of latitude, is restricted except for those who meet the specific criteria for exemption as described in the order prohibiting travel to northern Manitoba. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    will office workers also be limited to 50% occupancy ?

    Thor asked 28 days ago

    Offices that are not open to the public may reopen to employees. While there is not any additional restrictions on occupancy, workplaces should implement social distancing as recommended by the chief public health officer. Additional information about about workplace safety and social distancing can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html

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    Can kenora ontario residents cross into manitoba quick fsmily visit. What are regulations for isolation

    Mary Ann asked 28 days ago

    A: The only individuals exempt from the self-isolation order are those listed below, as long as they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19:

    • people who are transporting goods and materials into or through Manitoba;
    • people who provide vital services, including health care, police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections offices, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers, elected officials and staff as well as workers engaged in construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure;
    • aircraft and train crew members;
    • people traveling to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, including any children; people traveling for emergency medical purposes;
    • Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services; and
    • non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services.
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    Is there a list of MB regulations of what exactly to use, product wise, for lifting and killing the covid 19 virus properly?

    Hair Girl asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. A 5% bleach solution ‎or an alcohol product containing 70% alcohol (such as wipes) can be used to safely clean surfaces in commercial settings. At home, soap and water and  most common household cleaners are sufficient.

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    Where does cosmetic surgeries like botox fall in the phased plan? Is it included under elective surgeries?

    Jeremy asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    In the SOE order for travel north of the 53rd parallel that was put into effect on April 30, 2020, my business is listed in the schedule as exempt from this order as stated under article 2. In the month of June, my business is scheduled to complete inventory of goods, the inventory would be completed by a third party company that is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the third party would need to drive from Winnipeg to Thompson, then Thompson to Flin Flon, then Flin Flon to Dauphin before returning to Winnipeg. I could not find anything specific to this scenario in the schedule of the order, and the order does not currently have a termination date. Would this activity be approved under the current order or under phase one or phase two?

    K.O. asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. The phases of reopening businesses do not have any effect on the travel restrictions in place. Under #1, supply chains, on the order, any business required for the operation of a business on the schedule is also exempt from the order. If your business is exempt, then a third-party business needed for the running of your business is also exempt from the order if their travel is directly related to their support of your business. 

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    I don't see any mention of non-retail businesses. We are an advertising agency and have the required amount of space to distance and don't have to have clients meet in our space. Can we open May 4th? Thanks.

    Walker3000 asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Offices that are not open to the public may reopen without any specific additional limitations on occupancy. However, all workplaces that continue to operate should follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. More information for workplaces and employees can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces.html.

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    We are a Branding and Marketing agency with 28 staff working in a 1900 sq ft space, completely open-concept (no space dividers). When will we be able to return to our office? What measures would we need to put into place before we can resume operation?

    Suzanne asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Offices that are not open to the public may reopen without any specific additional limitations on occupancy. However, all workplaces that continue to operate should follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. More information for workplaces and employees can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/workplaces.html.

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    Do professional audio recording services fall under the retail category for the May 4th restriction easing? The nature of the service makes it very easy to social distance and there are only ever a very limited amount of people in the building at a time. If not, what category of business would it fall under?

    JAL asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Currently recording studios are required to closed to the public. They may operate on a remote or online basis. They may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    I am a service technician who services drinking water machines and equipments in grocery stores. If I service my stores in kenora and dryden, should I self isolate for 14 days when I return to Manitoba?

    LuisL asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. This answer has been updated with new information. Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside Manitoba to areas that are close to the Manitoba border to work, access health services or for other essential purposes, including access to their property or business are exempt from the self-isolation order if, they (i) are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, (ii) restrict their travel outside Manitoba to the minimum required for the purpose of their visit, and (iii) limit their use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances of their visit. The public health orders can be viewed at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    forr the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Program can I 1. Hire my neice or nephew 2. Hire someone who has worked for me in the past 3. Do we qualify if we also qualify for the $40,000.00 LOAN from the Federal Govt

    edna asked 28 days ago

    Information for the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Program can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/summerstudentjobprogram.html f

    Information related to the federal Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) can be found at https://ceba-cuec.ca/ 

    Receiving the CEBA does not restrict you from the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Program

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    I operate an energy healing business out of my home where I do reiki and reflexology and essential oil therapy, will I be able to open may 4th if regulations are full filled

    Nicole E asked 29 days ago

    This answer has been updated with new information. Energy healing businesses are not included on schedule A or B of the public health orders and therefore must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission. Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery- can be viewed online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html 

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    What is the protocol if an employee shows symptoms? Do other employees exposed to that person need to stay home as well? Can the business remain open? What is the protocol if the employee is then tested and positive? I assume all those exposed to that individual must go into quarantine. What is defined as "exposed" (ex: If I met someone 2 weeks ago who today is confirmed as infected, have I been "exposed"?)

    Small Restaurant asked 26 days ago

    Please direct your employees to contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if they are experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus or believe they may be been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. 

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    Is casual camping/overnight allowed? Or is it just seasonal camping

    Mike from canmore asked 27 days ago

    The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses such as campgrounds will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. Campground must ensure that people attending are able to maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. Additionally, all campgrounds will be required to limit occupancy. This requirement will be enforceable under the public health order. All parks, campgrounds should also adhere to the following guidelines:

    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place
    • Users must bring their own toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other personal hygiene products to campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins.
    • People who are travelling to a campground, yurt or vacation cabin must: 
      • bring required prescription drugs and medical supplies before travel;
      • gas up before leaving home;
      • pack out what was packed in and leave no trace;
      • wear water shoes or sandals while using shower facilities; and
      • not use local health providers, unless it is an emergency.
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    How do we apply for the $6,000 Provincial Government grant?? Where do we signup or call. Not very clear on the website anywhere.

    Gregs asked 28 days ago

    The application process for the Manitoba Gap Protection Program (MGPP) can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/business/mgpp.html#application or by contacting 1-888-805-7554 

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    Can I go to my rv trailer park.

    Rdm asked 28 days ago

    Effective May 4, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins, may open if people are able to maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. There is no 50% occupancy limit. Amenities such as beverage rooms, game rooms, pools, hot tubs or fitness centres are required to close. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. 

    You will need to confirm with your RV trailer park operator if they are able to adhere to the guidelines and if they intend to open.

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    Does a travel agency fall under retail services? Thank you,

    Kimberley asked 28 days ago

    Travel agencies are considered an essential service under the Public Health Order
    71. A business that provides travel consulting services. 

    However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We operate a year-round camp and in the summer time have 18-20 activities on our 30 acre site for children and youth to enjoy (climbing wall, zip line, archery, biking, fire building, low ropes, team building, etc.). The guidelines for day camps indicate a maximum of 16 children per site. Is that regardless of the size of the grounds? Or is that a requirement per activity or per building? Our campers are spread out throughout the day in groups of 10 and we can make accommodations for lunch time to maintain social distancing. What is the directive in terms of camper numbers for large summer camps like ours?

    Rick B asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. There can be multiple groups at a given location so long as a significant distance can be maintained between them. Groups may be no larger than 16 people or the maximum number that can maintain a distance of two metres apart in the space, whichever is smaller. Groups may not interact or participate in joint activities with other groups. While there is no fixed cap on the number of groups that can be at a given site, all members of each group must be able to maintain a distance of two metres from their group-mates with the exception of brief encounters. This is enforceable by law.

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    Hi there, I am a Coordinator of a large day camp in Winnipeg and I am trying to find some answers about a couple of questions. The government’s plan for day camps doesn't seem to define the term ‘site’. Would 'site' for a program be considered a building or a 'room' within a building? The plan also suggests that multiple groups of children may be at a given site when it mentions ‘no contact throughout the day with other groups’. Any clarity would be appreciated! Thanks!

    DrewCamp asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. There can be multiple groups at a given location so long as a significant distance can be maintained between them. Groups may be no larger than 16 people or the maximum number that can maintain a distance of two metres apart in the space, whichever is smaller. Groups may not interact or participate in joint activities with other groups. While there is no fixed cap on the number of groups that can be at a given site, all members of each group must be able to maintain a distance of two metres from their group-mates with the exception of brief encounters. This is enforceable by law.

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    I am a piano teacher teaching from my home. Can I resume lessons yet?

    pianoteacher asked 26 days ago

    Hi there. Music lessons are included under #79 on Schedule A issued with the public health orders and can therefore resume on May 4. Those offering lessons must ensure that a distance of two metres can reasonably be maintained during the providing of their services. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are hair stylists supposed to wear masks? The info provided says that they "may" wear masks and gloves. Can you pls define exactly what "may" means? Are masks required/recommended/not required for hair stylists?

    lauriene asked 28 days ago

    Hair stylists are not required to wear masks under the public health orders in place; however, where two metre physical distancing cannot be maintained individuals in the workplace can consider the use of medical or non-medical (e.g. homemade cloth) masks during those interactions, depending on the setting. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

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    There is some talk going around the hair industry as to what is and isn't allowed service wise for hair salons and barbers. One of the biggest questions and concerns I've heard is about blow drying the hair. Is blow drying the hair a permitted service, is there recommendations against blow drying someones hair? And is there a time limit recommendation for how long a stylist should be with one client? Some are saying there is a 2 hour limit in place?

    Melanie F asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Effective May 4, hair stylists and barbers may reopen if they maintain an occupancy level that allows staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except when receiving services or brief exchanges. There is no time limit to how long they may be with a client. They may only provide the following services: the washing, cutting, colouring or styling of hair. Hair styling includes blow-drying, hair curling & straightening, perms, removing and installing extensions and hair braiding. 

    All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Will counselling centres be opening in the first phase?

    Sandie asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Services that provide mental health and addictions support are included on schedule A of the public health orders and may open so long as a distance of two metres can be maintained between those attending the premises. The public health orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Are mall entrances limits to only one designated entrance or can they have all entrances be open ?

    Nino asked 28 days ago

    Shopping malls, including retail stores within the mall are included under Phase One and therefore can open to the public on May 4. However, they must implement measures to ensure that people attending the shopping mall are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additionally, they are required to limit the number of people at their place of business to 50% of the occupancy or one person per 10 sq. meters of the business premise that is open to the public, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, guidelines include actions such as regulating entrances into the business to prevent congestion, ensuring hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits and ensuring washrooms have frequent sanitation and a regime for business sanitization.

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    We operate a non-profit Farm Animal Rescue and Interactive Petting Farm and would like clarification in regards to the new Restoration Safe Services coming into effect on May 4th. We do have outdoor wash stations and will add a sanitation station at our main entrance. There should not be any issues with maintaining social distancing as we have just under 10 acres of outdoor area for visitors. My only concern is that we are a petting farm and there has been concern with the transference of the virus via petting animals. My understanding is that we can open back up to the public as long as we maintain the guidelines set out for phase one of Restoring Safe Services and may need to discourage the petting of animals. Thank You for your time

    MarkA asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Outdoor recreational businesses can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. 

    There is currently very little evidence of the transmission of COVID-19 between humans and domestic animals. In general, it is good advice for people to wash their hands after petting animals. Guests should wash or sanitize their hands before and after interacting with animals as a precaution against all germs, not just COVID-19. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    As we plan to re-open a chain of Thrift shops across Manitoba. Are there any guidelines in terms of handling second-hand donations? We have the list of the government guidelines for retailers, but I'm wondering if the government had any directions on how to handle second-hand donations for Thrift shops in MB?

    Josue Figueroa asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The length of time the virus lives on clothes depends on the fabric, humidity temperature and other factors. Shopping for clothing, whether new or second-hand, should not pose any undue risk of viral exposure. Stores may continue with their normal return or exchange policies and they is no special considerations recommended for the handling or donated items. If items can be washed or wiped clean prior to display, that could be considered. 

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    When will childcare facilities be reopening to full capacity?

    Childcare asked 27 days ago

    Childcare facilities cannot currently operate at full capacity. However, the limitations on childcare centres may change or be removed in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Hello If one nail technician works by herself in a hair salon with 5 hair stylists can she open her business or is she considered a nail salon?

    Ant1 asked 27 days ago

    Hi there. Hair salons are limited to providing the hair services described in schedule B issued with the public health orders. Nail services cannot be offered at this time. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Are hair stylists allowed to put in hair extensions on clients at this time?

    Sybil asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. The removing and installing of extensions are included under hair styling and may resume. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    For hair salons what category does the installation and and/or removal of hair extensions fall under? Is it a service we are allowed to provide or considered part of the other personal service we are not allowed to provide?

    Desiree D. asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. The removing and installing of extensions are included under hair styling and may resume. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hello! Are MB salons able to resume offering hair extension services?

    Philocalyhair asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. The removing and installing of extensions are included under hair styling and may resume. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hi there I own a salon and we are wondering if hair extension instals are permitted as they are not listed as allowed services but are a regular service we perform.

    Prep asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The removing and installing of extensions are including under hair styling and may resume. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Are there any additional requirements/restrictions applicable to re-opening a licensed, hairdressing business located in my home that haven’t already been covered in the info for commercial hair salons?

    M asked 27 days ago

    Hi there. No, there are no additional requirements for hairdressing businesses operating out of a home in the public health orders. 

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    Can I teach my voice and piano lessons in my home? I have a private music studio.

    tiffanyawilson@hotmail.com asked 27 days ago

    Hi there. Music lessons are included under #79 on Schedule A issued with the public health orders and can therefore resume on May 4. Those offering lessons must ensure that a distance of two metres can reasonably be maintained during the providing of their services. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hello, I run a private Eating Disorders residential program in Manitoba. We have clients come from Provinces across Canada and stay at our centre up to 3 months. We have capacity for up to five clients at a time. What do clients from out of Province need to do when they enter our program?

    Tresa asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Those arriving for treatment at your facility will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival. Those in self-isolation must follow the below requirements, as described in the self-isolation public health orders: 

    1(1) Upon entering or arriving in Manitoba, you must travel directly to your home, hotel or other residence where you intend to reside or stay in Manitoba and must, except as permitted by this Order, stay at that location for 14 days, or for the duration of your stay if it is less than 14 days.

    1(2) You may leave your home, hotel or other residence to undertake essential errands, such as obtaining food or medication, only if it is not possible to have such items delivered to you.

    1(3) You may attend an appointment with a health care provider if it cannot be postponed or conducted remotely and you may see a health care provider for urgent or emergency care.

    1(4) If you leave your home, hotel or other residence for an essential errand or to see a health care provider, you must

    (a) maintain a distance of at least two metres from any person, other than a health care provider; and

    (b) minimize the amount of time you are away from your home, hotel or other residence and must return to it immediately after the errand or visit with a health care provider has been completed.

    (c) If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, sore throat, coughing or sneezing) you must immediately contact a health care provider.


    The self-isolation orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_selfisolation_04302020.pdf

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    How does a business apply for a temporary patio licence? What are the requirements?

    givemeaburgerplease asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Information about applying for a temporary patio license in Winnipeg can be found at: https://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/permits/Commercial/TemporaryPatio.stm#3 . For information outside of Winnipeg, please contact your relevant municipality.

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    Can I apply for the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program for 5 students, I am not receiving the federal wage subsidy. But I did apply for the CEBA loan.

    Shelley G asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The Critical Service Provider Issues Management Unit is can only answer questions on business impacts due to the public health orders. Information about provincial and federal financial support for individuals can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/index.html 

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    Hi there! We are a language Test Centre offering English Proficiency tests (IELTS and CELPIP). Our customers are using this test to apply to immigrate to Canada (IRCC immigration programs). We are able to follow all the restrictions regarding number of people, 6ft distance and etc. Can we be open under the new reopen program (new order) starting May 4?

    Douglas asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Businesses that provide supports to newcomers are included under #55 on schedule A issued with the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and may reopen, ensuring all those in attendance can maintain a distance of two metres apart. The public health orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    For hair salons is says that service providers and customers MAY wear masks. Does that mean that is the individuals choice? It also says service providers MAY wear gloves. Do we have to wear gloves while cutting or is this optional?

    DR asked 27 days ago

    Service providers are not required to wear masks or gloves under the public health orders in place; however, where two metre physical distancing cannot be maintained individuals in the workplace can consider the use of medical or non-medical (e.g. homemade cloth) masks during those interactions, depending on the setting. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.  

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    What are guidelines for Massage Therapy to open? PPE hand sanitizer available. Disinfecting rooms. Anything else

    B asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Massage therapists may reopen starting May 4 so long as their operation meets the requirements in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4, including:

    (a) implementing measures to ensure that members of the public attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the business; and 

    (b) limiting the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is lower. 

    This is enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#therapeutic

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    Can massage parlor (example massage places that provide Chinese massage) reopen on May 4, 2020 or not? Your release is kinda vague ... it mentions there Hair Studios, therapeutic massages etc ... but who am I, for example, to know if Chinese massage being considered therapeutic massage or not. Thanks

    Pavel Melman asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Massage parlors may reopen starting May 4 so long as their operation meets the requirements in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4, including:

    (a) implementing measures to ensure that members of the public attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the business; and 

    (b) limiting the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is lower. 

    This is enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#therapeutic

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    I own a R.V. Resort. I am seeing that engage is telling people that campgrounds need to limit occupancy. From what I have found campgrounds fall under Schedule A. Of the public health order. In that section the only specific statement is that campgrounds need to ensure the ability to maintain 2 meters of separation. What specific limits to occupancy are going to apply to campgrounds? This is a critical point that should be in bold lettering as I have been in contact with several other owners that are under the impression that limiting occupancy does not apply to campgrounds.

    Damon asked 27 days ago

    Effective May 4, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins, may open if people are able to maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. There is no 50% occupancy limit. Amenities such as beverage rooms, game rooms, pools, hot tubs or fitness centres are required to close. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    Can a massage therapist work out of multiple locations.

    KDA asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. A massage therapist may work out of multiple spaces so long as their operation meets the requirements in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 including:

    (a) implementing measures to ensure that members of the public attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the business; and 

    (b) limiting the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is lower. 

    This is enforceable by law. Additional guidelines can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#therapeutic

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    how do i get a temporary patio license

    lynne asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Information about applying for a temporary patio license in Winnipeg can be found at: https://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/permits/Commercial/TemporaryPatio.stm#3 . For information outside of Winnipeg, please contact your relevant municipality.

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    I work at a wine & beer making store. We make the wine, & when it is aged, the customer will come in to bottle it. Is this permitted?

    Patco asked 29 days ago

    Hi there,
    Retail businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges.
    All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable
    under public health orders. For guidelines please see:
    https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html 


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    With May 4 fast approaching, the tennis courts will open. Are pickleball players allowed to play doubles if they are not living in the same household?

    Sports Clubs asked 29 days ago
    Tennis courts and other similar recreation facilities may reopen if people maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.
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    Good afternoon!! We have a cottage in Sioux Narrows, Ontario... approx. 130KMS from the Manitoba border. we can safely make it there and back without stopping and we can shelter nicely in our cottage away from the locals. Can we go for the weekends at this time?? Must we quarantine for 14 days upon our return if we are not feeling and symptoms?? Thanks in advance!!

    Big Guy asked 29 days ago

    Public officials have advised healthy, non-symptomatic people with secondary residences to stay home and not travel to cottage country with some exceptions related to necessity. If travel is required, there are a range of recommendations (available in this fact sheet) for reducing the risks. The province is also launching an education campaign on being ‘COVID careful’ in cottage country to remind all campers and cottagers that COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage Manitobans to do the same within their social networks by posting supportive educational messages.

     

    In addition to this advice, public health has issued new public health orders related to travel. They mandate that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days, with some exceptions. As well, travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude) and to remote communities that are not connected to the provincial highway system by an all-weather road is prohibited, with some exceptions. 


    For more information on the orders related to COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19. Thank you for your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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    Hello, For restaurants that are allowed to open up their patios, what would the protocol be should it begin to rain while guests are waiting for their meals or in the middle of a meal? Can they be moved inside with proper spacing and following guidelines?

    Patios asked 29 days ago

    Restaurants may not allow customers to consume food indoors. If weather does not permit patio serving, restaurants with patios can operate on the same pick-up and delivery basis all other restaurants are required to operate on. This is enforceable by law. For additional regulations and guidelines, please visit:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html#restaurants

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    What activities are allowed at day camps?

    day camps asked 29 days ago
    Hello,
    Day camps may operate if they maintain occupancy and activity levels that allow people to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. The maximum number of children per group is 16 and no joint activities between groups should take place. Campers must bring their own food and beverages, if the camp provides food and beverages they must ensure they are individually packaged. Overnight camps are not permitted. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.
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    At what phase of the Restoring Safe Services plan can I expect to reopen my medi-spa?

    Linda MB asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependant on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    The current public health order posted on the government website indicates that it expires at 12:01am May 1, 2020. Will a new public health order be issued before 12:01 am May 1, 2020 or has a new one been issued but not posted to the website for public consumption yet.

    Jason6695 asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The public health orders that were set to expire May 1 have since been extended to expire at 12:01 on May 4, at which time new orders will take their place. All of the public health orders can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Is there any financial support for seasonal business that will only start to open in. May. So it appears that they would not qualify for the $6000. It was announced that playgrounds are to open is that include play structure.

    Tony61 asked 28 days ago

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support programs. Businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 can call 1-888-805-7554 to help inform and guide you through the supports available. Additional information can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    In which phase will Agencies that offer day programs through Community Living disABILITY Services for adults with intellectual disabilities be able to reopen?

    JM asked 28 days ago

    Community Living disABILITY Services recognizes the importance of day service programs to participants, but that must be balanced against our responsibility to help ensure the health of vulnerable people and their care providers. Day programs continue to be available for participants with critical needs, including:

    • individuals living with family members who are at risk of losing employment if day services are not provided and do not have other daytime options; 
    • individuals supported by home-share providers who are unable to provide care during daytime hours and where other arrangements are not possible; or
    • individuals who cannot be safely supported in their residence during daytime hours.

    We are working with the community and the disability services sector on a longer-term plan to resume regular day services and increased social and recreation opportunities, based on the advice and direction of public health officials.  At this time, day services will continue to be provided only to those with critical needs. 

    We encourage families and service providers to use technology and other ways to stay connected with one other, whenever possible. Our community service workers are also checking in with participants and service providers to help identify and deal with the challenges caused by social distancing.

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    Can laser hair removal and photo facials be offered?

    Maureen H asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    We are a medical business that offers both private cosmetic and Manitoba health covered appointments. We offer varicose vein treatments and skin care services which are covered under Manitoba Health as a medical service as well as cosmetic services such as injectables, laser hair removal and laser skin services, microdermabrasion and acne treatments that are privately paid. What portion of our business - if any - are we allowed to open with this new phase plan?

    E. Elliott asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    botox

    RLN asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    If the business is a health care professional (registered medical professional) providing injectables (Botox/fillers), are they able to open? Note: Not a spa.

    NurseInjector asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Can Medical cosmetics such as Botox and injectables be offered?

    Maureen H asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    We are an Aesthetics service that offers Botox Juvederm (Fillers) and laser hair removal, photofacials ETC? Can we re-open on May 4th or are we part of the second phase?

    Jennifer H asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Nothing in the orders that go into effect on May 4 restrict the operation of regulated health professionals, including those who perform cosmetic procedures. Their operation is, however, dependent on the further approval and discretion of their respective health professional regulatory bodies. 

    Aestheticians, cosmetologists and electrologists are not included in the public health orders that go into effect on May 4 and must remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    Are Dental Laboratory permitted to be open?

    Maureen H asked 28 days ago

    On May 4, subject to further direction from their respective regulatory bodies, regulated health professionals such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists will no longer be subject to restrictions in terms of the in person services they can provide. 

    All businesses that are open to the public must implement measures to ensure that any person attending is reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from another person. The list of public health orders and the schedule of essential  services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi, I'm curious on which phase are shopping centers allowed to open again. I work at a shopping centre and they are planning on opening on May 4th. I just want to verify is it safe.

    Camilo asked 28 days ago

    Shopping malls, including retail stores within the mall are included under Phase One and therefore can open to the public on May 4. However, they must implement measures to ensure that people attending the shopping mall are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additionally, they are required to limit the number of people at their place of business to 50% of the occupancy or one person per 10 sq. meters of the business premise that is open to the public, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html  

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    Which Re-Open Phase would Home Stagers/Interior Decorators fall under?

    HeatherD asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Interior designers, home stagers and other related businesses necessary for the operation of the renovation and real estate industries are included in Schedule A issued with the public health orders and may resume on May 4. All businesses that are open to the public must ensure all those attending their place of business can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. Additional information about the public health orders can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    Can cafeterias leave single serve condiments such as ketchup, relish, mustard, sugar pkgs, salt and pepper packages on a counter for customers to use?

    pchin asked 28 days ago

    The guidelines state that food and drinks are delivered to directly to patrons. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    As restaurants are allowed to re-open patios on May 4th, would there be an allowance to re-open solariums where we can open the nana walls and/or prop open all doors and windows to allow open air?

    Kelly Gannon asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. No, only full open-air patios may reopen on May 4. However, all restaurants may operate on a pick-up and delivery basis. Indoor restaurant spaces may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    We run a studio rental business for photographers. We have 5 studios, separated by lots of distance and walls, and can easily maintain limits and distance. We know photographers are able to re-open their businesses in Phase 1 on May 4th. Our business serves those photographers, and we can easily meet the posted guidelines - one point of entry, small numbers of people (average bookings are a handful of people at most, at any given time) over good distance between studios, etc. Is our business, which serves now-open businesses, included in the category that can open on May 4th?

    Aaron_289 asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, photography businesses and spaces that are required for their operation may open beginning on May 4. All businesses that are open to the public must ensure all those attending the place of business can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. All public health orders can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi there! I'm a full time professional photographer, and we are getting conflicting info. According to your website regarding the opening phases, as a service-based business we would not be allowed to start operation on Monday May 4th and would have to wait until Phase 2. However a colleague emailed the Province and received a response explicitly stating that we are able to re-open on MOnday. However another email to the Province said Phase 2. Please confirm for me. The question also arises on indoor vs. outdoor sessions.

    Aaron_289 asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Photography businesses may open beginning on May 4. All businesses that are open to the public must ensure all those attending the place of business can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres apart. All public health orders can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I am a private piano teacher. Can I begin teaching again from my home?

    N asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Piano lessons are included under #79 on Schedule A issued with the public health orders and can therefore resume on May 4. Those offering tutoring and educational services must ensure that a distance of two metres can reasonably be maintained during the providing of their services. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I am a piano teacher. I have individual students and group classes. I have read the new regulations but still am unclear as to if I can have my individual students come back as of May 4 and if I can have some of my groups what would be the largest group that I can now teach.

    musicRebecca asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Piano lessons are included under #79 on Schedule A issued with the public health orders and can therefore resume on May 4. Those offering tutoring and educational services must ensure that a distance of two metres can reasonably be maintained during the providing of their services. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What phase do private piano lessons (in person) fall into?

    Hannah asked 28 days ago

    Hi there. Piano lessons are included under #79 on Schedule A issued with the public health orders and can therefore resume on May 4. Those offering tutoring and educational services must ensure that a distance of two metres can reasonably be maintained during the providing of their services. More information on the public health orders can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    My children are asking about the distancing protocol for groups of 10. I say they all have to stay the reommended 2 meters or 6 feet apart. What's the answer? It wasn't spelled out....perhaps presumed.

    paul loewen asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for your question, please see the link below for more information on physical distancing.

    https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/socialdistancinginfographic.pdf



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    For barbers are beard trims and or shaved permitted ? Colours are permitted. Are perms as well ?

    HeatherK asked 28 days ago

    Effective May 4, hair stylists and barbers may reopen if they maintain an occupancy level to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except when receiving services or brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Perms, beard trims and shaves are permitted. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hi there, this information has not been helpful. I had to postpone a portrait session that was scheduled May 3 due to Covid. It requires a hair stylist & a person to apply professional make up. Not a cosmetologist. I have rescheduled it for May 31. I know in phase 1 I can have the hairstylist but I can’t find in the links provided if I can have a professional make up artist? Where can I find out as they don’t know either.

    Jocelyne Hebert asked 28 days ago

    New Public Health Orders will take effect on May 4, 2020  and provide for the implementation of Phase one of the plan to safely restore  services in Manitoba as outlined in Restoring Safe  Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap. Please see the order for a complete list of the businesses that may reopen and the services  that may resume and the conditions applicable to those businesses and services.

    Effective May 4, hair stylists and barbers may open but services will be limited to hair washes, cuts, colouring and styling. No other personal services will be allowed.

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    Hello, We are a specialized trade contractor that does tub & tile, showers, countertop and kitchen and bathroom cabinet refinishing work. We refinish these different items and surfaces using different spray coatings & we travel to our clients homes and locations to complete the Refinishing work on site. We usually only have 1 technician working on each Refinishing job at a time and while 1 technician may be at the same home for a full week another technician may go to a new job & home each day of the week. I am hoping you can clarify if we could start to reschedule work for our clients in their homes during this first phase of easing restrictions. Thank you.

    Brian G asked 28 days ago

    Construction companies and businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties as well as any other companies required for their operating are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I run a youth center and I am wondering how May 4th's re-opening procedures will affect that. Can we open up during specific times and limit the number of youth who can come (to 10) and enforce distancing measures. Use one door to enter and one to exit. Lots of cleaning and disinfectant. I did see that the reopening information includes day camps. Would this be the same thing/category? Is the number of people limited to 10 max or 10+employees? Can staff work out of their offices there starting May 4?

    YouthWorker asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, youth drop-in centres are included under #78 of Schedule A issued with the most recent public health orders and therefore can reopen provided that the max size of groups is 16, no joint activities between groups can take place, and youth must bring their own food, or all food and beverages served are individually packaged. The public health orders and schedules can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    With the gradual reopening of business, how does it affect a youth drop-in center? It would it be the same as day camps?

    Rueben asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, youth drop-in centres are included under #78 of Schedule A issued with the most recent public health orders and therefore can reopen provided that the max size of groups is 16, no joint activities between groups can take place, and youth must bring their own food, or all food and beverages served are individually packaged. The public health orders and schedules can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    What restrictions are there on golf course washrooms?

    Walter asked 29 days ago

    Playgrounds, skate parks, golf courses, tennis courts, driving ranges and other similar recreation facilities may reopen if people maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    What information should the external signs on businesses include?

    KathWpg asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for your question, information posters for businesses can be found at the link below.

    https://manitoba.ca/covid19/resources/index.html

    Remember to follow the guidelines below:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    •  Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    can a flea market open after may 4

    river city asked 28 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

        Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means.

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    can flea markets open after may 4

    river city asked 28 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means.

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    I am a senior and and would like to go to magic cuts at the mall for a hair cut how safe is it going to be and do I have to wear a mask if so how does that work when someone is trying to cut your hair?

    rjdunkell@gmail.com asked 28 days ago

    Please see below for the guidelines regarding hair stylists and barbers:

    • Staff and clients must use the self-screening tool before booking an appointment. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Clients are screened by telephone before an appointment is booked and are not given an appointment if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
    • People identified as symptomatic should be instructed to call Health Links - Info Santé.
    • Appointment times are staggered to allow physical distancing, and clients should attend alone, without friends or family.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing.
    • Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where services are offered or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines and waiting areas, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Clients must sanitize hands upon entry to facility.
    • Workstations are kept two metres apart and are sanitized between patrons.
    • Equipment, instruments and material that cannot be disinfected between clients cannot be reused.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Magazine racks and toys are removed and play areas in waiting rooms are closed.
    • Onsite snack bars, coffee bars and other confectionery style counters are closed.
    • Both service providers and customers may wear non-medical masks, particularly when close touch or contact is involved.
    • Service providers may wear protective gloves when providing service particularly when close touch or contact is involved.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.


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    I assume that a weekend recreation trip to Minnesota on May 29 would not be permitted ? or, If the trip is permitted, would there be a 14 day mandatory self-isolation on return to Manitoba ?

    sam905 asked 29 days ago

    Health Officials are strongly encouraging all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada. Under both federal and provincial legislation, you would be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return from the US. This is enforceable by law. For additional information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/2019-novel-coronavirus-information-sheet.html  and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html#enforcement

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    Where are small bnusinesses to get hand sanitizer and other cleaning products necessary to reopen?

    marty asked 28 days ago

    If you do require sanitizer as part of your prevention and control plan you can connect with local retailers or suppliers who have historically carried the type of supplies that match your needs. This may include reaching out beyond your local communities to a radius you are willing to travel within Manitoba to access these supplies. Additional guidance on how to ensure a safe and healthy workplace can be found online at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy.

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    As a massage therapist am I required to wear a medical mask while providing treatment?

    ShellyB asked 28 days ago

    Individuals who provide therapeutic massage services may resume providing those services on May 4, this includes in home services. Patrons must maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other, except when except when receiving service or for brief exchanges. There is no requirement in the guidelines for staff to wear a medical mask. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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    I’m teaching piano at my home base private studio. If I restrict 2 meter distance rule, can I reopen my studio to students? During lesson time, there will be only two people including me.

    HJ asked 29 days ago

    Yes, one-on-one Piano lessons may resume effective May 4. In addition to enforcing the 2 metre distance rule, continue to follow the routine precautions for workplaces to help reduce the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Please see business guidelines available at:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html#safehealthy

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    Are thrift stores allowed to open on May 4th?

    inkslinga asked 28 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as thrift stores may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Some Specific Guidelines to consider are:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    Can bike rental businesses still rent out bikes for public use

    Dale Sobkowich asked 30 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, including rental businesses, may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. .

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.


    Though the washrooms may not be publicly accessible, the responsibility to ensure washrooms have frequent sanitation prior to re-opening still applies given that your staff and yourself will likely need to use them. You may wish to raise this concern with the other businesses in the building and whoever is responsible for building maintenance.

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    Can canoe/kayak rental companies rent canoes/kayaks to the public under the Health Order

    Dale Sobkowich asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, including rental businesses, may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means. .

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.


    Though the washrooms may not be publicly accessible, the responsibility to ensure washrooms have frequent sanitation prior to re-opening still applies given that your staff and yourself will likely need to use them. You may wish to raise this concern with the other businesses in the building and whoever is responsible for building maintenance.

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    Hello, under the roadmap to reopen where does medical aesthetics fall under ? This would be injections for Botox and dermal fillers. When can we open?

    Carolynne asked 30 days ago

    Aesthetic clinics are required to remain closed. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.  https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hi there. I am a licensed cosmetologist working in a hair salon. 1. Am I permitted to cut hair? 2. Also curious as to why colors are permitted, but perms are not.

    Ann asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Perms and hair cuts are included on schedule B issued with the public health orders and therefore may resume. Additional regulations and guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Will breweries that have been able to stay open as an essential service, also be able to open their patios at 50% capacity (following all the regulations) just as restaurants will be able to starting Monday May 4?

    CH asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. No, bars and breweries are not included on Schedule B and therefore must remain closed to the public. However, they can continue to opperate on a pick-up and delivery basis. They also may be included in future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.  https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    I have a hair salon in my home. My family and I are asthmatic and we have concerns about reopening at his time. Will I be penalized if I do not open.

    Marlo asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. No, inclusion on the schedules issued with the public health orders does not in and of itself require that the business reopen. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We have a Class 1 Driver Training School. Can we open on May 4,2020 ?

    Narinder Saini asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, driving schools are included in Schedule B and therefore can open on May 4 subject to several requirements.

    If a business listed in Schedule B allows members of the public to attend the place of business, the operator of the business must 

    (a) implement measures to ensure that members of the public attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the business; and 

    (b) limit the number of members of the public at the business to 50% of the usual occupancy of the premises or one person per 10 square metres of the premises that are open to the public, whichever is low 

    For additional information and guidelines, please visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html  and the public health orders: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html 

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    I tutor students with dyslexia. For the last number of weeks, I was doing so remotely. I am wondering if on May 4 I could resume tutoring in person (one student at a time) in my home or in my clients' homes. And if so, what safety measures would I need to follow? I would disinfect any surfaces the students would contact, but is there anything else I would need to do? Thank you, Danielle

    Daniele asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Tutoring services are included on Schedule B issued with the most recent public health orders and may resume. Businesses offering tutoring must ensure that they and those they're tutoring can reasonably maintain a distance of two metres between each other. Additional restrictions and guidelines exist if the tutoring is occurring on the premises of a business with a larger number of children. Additional information can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html. The public health orders and schedules can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html#current 

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    Can mini golf businesses be open under the current Health Order

    Dale Sobkowich asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Outdoor mini golf fall under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Can mini golf businesses be open under The Health Ordsr

    Dale Sobkowich asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Outdoor mini golf fall under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    We are a pool company and we open / close, maintain and build new pools. Are we able to build new pools now?

    Lynette asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses that install pools and hot tubs may resume on May 4. Workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html.

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    I have an outdoor Recreational facility offing go-Karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats. Can I open all or some of the activities May 4th if we physical distance and have cleaning practices. We can limit the number of people participating and will have no group bookings at this time.

    Shelley G asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Outdoor recreational businesses can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Is the beach in Birch Hill Park open May 4...?

    Daniel Sanche asked 29 days ago

    Hi there, parks may reopen on May 4. Additional information can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    I own a MediSpa, I understand nailcare and lashes are not appropriate at this time. The laser technicians are a regulated profession by Canadian Aesthetic Association of Medicine, can they operate ?

    BH asked 29 days ago

    No, the re-opening of spas will be considered at a subsequent date, with special considerations. For more information on future phases, see https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/future-phases.html 

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    Can an fishing/hunting outfitter business open if they are only offering cabin services. And would the people in the cabin be able to fish on their own without a guided service ?

    sheryl Matheson asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, parks, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins may open if people maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. This requirement will be enforceable under the public health order. Washrooms must have frequent sanitation between and a regime for business sanitation must be in place, including for dishes, pots and pans, bedding and frequently touched surfaces. Guidelines for parks, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html 

    Public health officials continue to advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people do go out, they should take steps to maintain physical distancing. Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing). If you must travel to your cottage or second residence, follow these guidelines: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/travellerscottages.pdf 

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    Just wanted to verify that City of Winnipeg Community Centres should remain closed for the first 2 phases.

    CaAnFo asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The public health orders do not restrict the operation of municipalities. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I manage a large summer camp and am not sure what category we fall under in the phased re-opening (Day Camps or Outdoor Recreational Business? Other?). I've read the day camp restrictions, but am wondering if there are any staffing restrictions other than following the social distancing, cleaning, and building capacity regulations? If spread out in separate buildings and parts of the yard can I have more than 10 staff (not campers or public) on site preparing for the summer?

    CampSteve asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. The 10 person limit does not apply to the number of staff who may work at a business. All workplaces should follow the social distancing recommendations made by the Chief Public Health Officer. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    We are pool manufactures and would like to know if we can build pools now.

    Lynette asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, businesses that install pools and hot tubs may resume on May 4. Workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html.

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    Does a single point of entry apply to Shopping Centres as well starting on May 4th?

    SandraH asked 30 days ago

    Shopping malls, including retail stores within the mall are included under Phase One and therefore can open to the public on May 4. However, they must implement measures to ensure that people attending the shopping mall are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additionally, they are required to limit the number of people at their place of business to 50% of the occupancy or one person per 10 sq. meters of the business premise that is open to the public, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, guidelines include actions such as regulating entrances into the business to prevent congestion, ensuring hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits and ensuring washrooms have frequent sanitation and a regime for business sanitization.  

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    Hi, will marinas and boat ramps be allowed to open under Phase One?

    Jim W. asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Marinas fall under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Are all golf courses open on Monday?

    Rick Golletz asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Golf courses fall under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. 

    Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Are seniors homes still under complete lockdown? What are the rules? Can we vidit6our seniors.

    Celine asked 29 days ago

    To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, public health officials continue to recommend the immediate suspension of visitors in long-term care facilities across Manitoba. Exceptions for compassionate reasons or end of life will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of individual facility managers.

    Additional information is available online at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-family-ltc.pdf

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    Hi there, am I able to reopen my home based business with energy healing , reflexology and essential oil therapy if I post social distancing protocols, they wear a mask and the areas I work out of are sanitized regularly?

    Nicole E asked 29 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Reflexology therapy falls under the category of medical businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Question: my shop is one unit of a multi-unit building and does not have its own washroom. There are a mens and womens washroom in the building for use by all businesses but my clients have no access to them. Am I still allowed to reopen if I have no control over the condition of theses shared washrooms?

    TLDHGrooming asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means.

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.


    Though the washrooms may not be publicly accessible, the responsibility to ensure washrooms have frequent sanitation prior to re-opening still applies given that your staff and yourself will likely need to use them. You may wish to raise this concern with the other businesses in the building and whoever is responsible for building maintenance.


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    I run an equestrian centre which comprises of a boarding barn and lesson horses. Am I allowed to offer lessons to both children and adults from 4th May? If so, if we adhere to strict social distancing rules, (and its not difficult when you are on a horse) can I have more than one person in a class; say up to 4? Also, what happens when it rains or thunderstorms, can I take my class into my 16,000 square foot riding arena?

    Sarah Biron asked 29 days ago

    OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES AND GOLF COURSES

    Effective May 4, playgrounds, skate parks, golf courses, tennis courts, driving ranges and other similar recreation facilities may reopen if people maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information on physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, and floor markings are installed where service is offered or lines form.
    • Clients are screened by telephone before a tee-time is booked and are prevented from booking if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place 
    • Staff and clients may wear non-medical masks.
    • A maximum of four golfers per group is allowed and one person per golf cart, or two people from the same household. Pins on greens remain in the hole at all times during play.
    • Public use items, such as ball-washing stations and water fountains, are closed or removed.
    • Recreation areas, such as dance floors, pool tables and other areas, are closed.
    • Restaurants must follow same guidelines as other restaurants.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    Hi, we have a private two-bedroom vacation rental and aren't sure on the restrictions. The announcement today advises that guests have to bring their own toilet paper, personal hygiene products etc. but we are wondering if there are restrictions on shared dishes, pots and pans, bedding, etc.? Thank you for your help and advice!

    Essay9 asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, parks, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins may open if people maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. This requirement will be enforceable under the public health order. Washrooms must have frequent sanitation between and a regime for business sanitation must be in place, including for dishes, pots and pans, bedding and frequently touched surfaces. Guidelines for parks, campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html 

    Public health officials continue to advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people do go out, they should take steps to maintain physical distancing. Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing). If you must travel to your cottage or second residence, follow these guidelines: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/travellerscottages.pdf 

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    Will Audiology be able to reopen? And speech therapy?

    Cd16 asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, and at the further direction of their respective regulatory bodies, regulated health professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists will no longer be limited to providing urgent and emergent care. 

     Clients must maintain a distance of at least two metres, except when receiving service or for brief exchanges.Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.   www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

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    Hi there, I’m the owner of 10047684 manitoba LTD which is the lottery kiosk retail businesses. In the morning we saw the news about the store reopening. When we ask for the WCLC( western canada lottery corporation) to reopen our store. They said we need the permission from government of Manitoba to allow us to reopen. Because they didn’t see our business type included in the announcement. But we are the retail of lottery should be included in the retail business. So could you please provide us the specific information whether we can open or not? Hope to get your reply as soon as possible. Thanks

    Chunxiao zhu asked 29 days ago

    Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as clothing and shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Some Specific Guidelines to consider are:


    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information about physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
    • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.


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    As a non-profit community-based support organization, can we continue to provide meals to those in need?

    Harvey Stone asked 29 days ago

    Yes, businesses that were included in Schedule A and have been able to remain open can continue to operate. 

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    Hi, I am heating contractor from Saskatchewan and need to come to Swan River to wholesale firewood business. Was planning to do this Friday or Saturday. Even Monday. We do not need fuel or food stops just get to wholesaler in Swan River, load up and leave. Please advise

    STORMY asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas that are close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba to work are exempt from the public health orders as long as they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Additional information and list of exceptions can be viewed online: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html  

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    Hello, My question is in regards to today's phase one re-opening announcement. With businesses having to maintain and control one entrance, how will this impact multi-business facilities such as shopping malls? Are shopping malls permitted to open multiple entrances without controlling traffic and only restrict the entrances of the retail businesses within the properties? This would also relate directly to the city of Winnipeg skywalk system., how will this impact multi-business facilities such as shopping malls? Are shopping malls permitted to open multiple entrances without controlling traffic and only restrict the entrances of the retail businesses within the properties? This would also relate directly to the city of Winnipeg skywalk system.

    Jason Hay asked 30 days ago

    The Restoring Safe Services document is to ensure that businesses take the necessary steps to open safely. However, there may be some situations where businesses are unable to meet a guideline based on their physical space. In this situation businesses should put controls in place to ensure the intent of the guideline is being met. For example, if a business is unable to ensure a single point of entry to their business they can implement other measures to ensure the requirement of physical distancing and occupancy are being met. 

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    can horse riding stables business still offer trail rides on horseback and group wagon/hay rides

    Dale Sobkowich asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Horse riding falls under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    Hello. My business is a retail kiosk operating within a shopping mall. Are malls included in the May 4 reopening announcement as long as the guidelines are kept? Thank you.

    EAA asked 30 days ago

    Shopping malls, including retail stores within the mall are included under Phase One and therefore can open to the public on May 4. However, they must implement measures to ensure that people attending the shopping mall are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additionally, they are required to limit the number of people at their place of business to 50% of the occupancy or one person per 10 sq. meters of the business premise that is open to the public, whichever is lower. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, guidelines include actions such as regulating entrances into the business to prevent congestion, ensuring hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits and ensuring washrooms have frequent sanitation and a regime for business sanitization.  

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    List of essential services Schedule A of public health order

    FLN asked 29 days ago

    Hi there, the most up-to-date public health orders and the schedule can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Hello, We are a small electrical company based in Saskatoon. We have work scheduled for near Winnipeg starting Monday, May 4 at a grain processing facility. We would like confirmation that servicing a grain elevator falls under Manitoba's essential service exception "construction or maintenance of critical infrastructure" as the grain processing would be part of the food chain or another exception to the Health Order to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering Manitoba. If not, could you please clarify?

    kim driedger asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Yes, non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas that are close to the Manitoba border and who regularly travel into Manitoba to work are exempt from the public health orders as long as they are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Additional information and list of exceptions can be viewed online: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html  

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    My husband and I own a housecleaning business. I am unable to find where we fit into the reopening the province plan. I am thinking on an 'empty house' basis perhaps. I am grateful for any available info. Thank you

    Amber asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. House cleaning services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. 

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    Would the Royal Winnipeg Ballet fall under what can open in May or would it fall under the June 1st reopening?

    Concerned Husband asked 30 days ago

    HI there. Performing arts venues are required to remain closed. However, they may be included in a future phase for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.  https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    For the May 4th Phase one of re opening, are business like call centers allowed to return to work?

    Lila asked 29 days ago

    Hi there. Call centres are included in the schedule issued with the public health orders under number 11 and therefore may remain open. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Which phase do call centers fit into?

    carla.l asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Call centres are included in the schedule issued with the public health orders under number 11 and therefore may remain open. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can a non essential call center open in phase one or phase two or do they have to wait for the next phase?

    Wpg worker asked 30 days ago

    Hi there. Call centres are included in the schedule issued with the public health orders under number 11 and therefore may remain open. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi I run a paintball business, we play on a large acreage. Can we reopen as an outdoor recreation business on May 4th? If so what are the limits on the number of people we can have at one time, customers and staff?

    Tommy gun asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. 

    Paintball falls under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Outdoor businesses must limit their occupancy to 50% of normal of business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less.

    Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    When will be be able to apply for the GAP program? ($6000 loan)

    BM asked 30 days ago

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support programs. Businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 can call 1-888-805-7554 to help inform and guide you through the supports available. Additional information can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    Which phase of the restoring safe services does a shopping centre/mall fall into? Specifically a retail clothing store located in a shopping centre/mall.

    D01 asked 30 days ago

    Shopping malls, including retail stores within the mall are included under Phase One and therefore can open to the public on May 4. However, they must implement measures to ensure that people attending the shopping mall are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additionally, they are required to limit the number of people at their place of business to 50% of the occupancy or one person per 10 sq. meters of the business premise that is open to the public, whichever is lower. 

    Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery

     Guidelines include actions such as regulating entrances into the business to prevent congestion, ensuring hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits and ensuring washrooms have frequent sanitation and a regime for business sanitization.

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    Can jewellery stores open May 4th and what are the protocols they have to have in place?

    Cheryl DeBeer asked 30 days ago

    Yes, in addition to the businesses already included on Schedule A issued with public health order, retail businesses, such as clothing stores, shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boat dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery. https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

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    Can mobile massage therapy services start on Monday May 4? (ie. massage therapist going to client's house)?

    DarleneH asked 30 days ago

    Yes, Individuals who provide therapeutic massage and acupuncture services may resume providing those services on May 4. Patrons must maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other, except when except when receiving service or for brief exchanges. Additional guidelines that apply can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.  www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices  

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    Are dog grooming salons included on the May 4th reopening?

    Mogimoo asked 30 days ago

    In addition to the businesses already included on Schedule A issued with public health order, retail businesses, such as clothing stores, shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boat dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery. www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

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    With today’s announcements allowing hair salons to open can dog hair salon open on Monday?

    Barb G asked 30 days ago

    In addition to the businesses already included on Schedule A issued with public health order, retail businesses, such as clothing stores, shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boat dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery. www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

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    Will I be able to get an eye exam after May 4, 2020?

    Aljan asked 30 days ago

    Effective May 4, regulated health professionals such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists will no longer be subject to restrictions in terms of the in person services they can provide, subject to further direction from their respective regulatory bodies. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.  

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    Are Footcare nurses able to provide services again?

    Pat V asked 30 days ago

    Effective May 4, regulated health professionals such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists will no longer be subject to restrictions in terms of the in person services they can provide, subject to further direction from their respective regulatory bodies. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.  

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    Will massage therapists be allowed to work this 04May20?

    Tim Evans, RMT asked 30 days ago

    Effective May 4, individuals who provide therapeutic massage may resume providing that service. 

    Clients must maintain a distance of at least two metres, except when receiving service or for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

    Please also see the additional guidelines for therapeutic or health care businesses available at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-one.html

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    I work alone in a 20×20 room in a senior's complex as a hairdresser. My clients are all over the age of 80 -103 years old. Independent living. But most need homecare. Will I be able to open my salon? If I dont they will go elsewhere outside the building.

    Celine asked 30 days ago

    Effective May 4, hair stylists and barbers may reopen if they maintain an occupancy level to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except when receiving services or brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. Additionally, services will be limited to hair washes, cuts, colouring and styling. No other personal services will be allowed.

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    The reopening as of May 4 in manitoba, does not specify if massage therapy will be allowed to practice? Can you clarify please.

    Marijka asked 30 days ago

    Individuals who provide therapeutic massage and acupuncture services may resume providing those services on May 4. Patrons must maintain a distance of at least two metres from each other, except when except when receiving service or for brief exchanges.  Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.  

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    Are dog grooming shops allowed to reopen as part of the recovery phase scheduled to begin on May 4?

    LBlix asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Dog groomers can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    With Phase 1 coming into affect on Monday, are dog grooming salons now allowed to operate?

    Jan-Ole asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Dog groomers can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    What if my comercial land lord will not participate in CECRA? The property management company is requiring 100% of the rent in spite of me not being able to work (massage therapist). Is there anything I can do?

    WpgA asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Critical Service Provider Issues Management Unit  responds to questions and issues on business impacts from the public health orders in place. Tenants can connect with the Residential Tenancies Branch to resolve any ongoing disputes.The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. Additional information for tenants can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/rtb_qa_tenants.pdf

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    With the gradual opening of businesses, how does it affect my equestrian business? We offer one on one riding lessons, and are hoping to offer camps July August, but are considering offering Day camp programs through May/June for children of parents who need to work. Can we do that under the first phase of opening?

    Cdequine asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Horse riding falls under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    I am looking at the reopening phases, and am unsure which category my business falls under. I do solely just lash extensions, which is up close to someone’s face — in phase 2 there is additional services which include nail salons or the other category that is TBD with the esthetician’s and cosmetologists. Can you please let me know which section I should be looking at.

    Leanna asked 30 days ago

    Lash services are required to remain closed. However, they may be included in future phases for restoring services. New phases will be implemented on a three-to-four week basis, ensuring adequate time between phases is provided to monitor cases and ensure easing and further restrictions are able to respond to the evidence of viral transmission.

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    RE: Restoring Services (Phase One) - Beginning May 4 Therapeutic and health care services - Is Reflexology Therapy included in Phase One?

    JK asked 30 days ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Reflexology therapy falls under the category of medical businesses and therefore can open on May 4, 2020. Additional guidelines can be found in Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery online at  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html

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    What are the rules and guidelines for private campgrounds opening for Mother's day during COVID 19

    Jenn2020 asked about 1 month ago

    The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses such as campgrounds will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. Campground must ensure that people attending are able to maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. Additionally, all campgrounds will be required to limit occupancy. This requirement will be enforceable under the public health order. All parks, campgrounds should also adhere to the following guidelines:

    • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
    • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Staff are given information on physical distancing. Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings for indoor spaces.
    • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.
    • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.
    • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use. 
    • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place
    • Users must bring their own toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other personal hygiene products to campgrounds, yurts and vacation cabins.
    • People who are travelling to a campground, yurt or vacation cabin must: 
      • bring required prescription drugs and medical supplies before travel;
      • gas up before leaving home;
      • pack out what was packed in and leave no trace;
      • wear water shoes or sandals while using shower facilities; and
      • not use local health providers, unless it is an emergency.
    • Staff and users may wear non-medical masks.
    • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
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    Today's announcement, April 29th, on restoring services, my question is: Phase one, starting May 4, 2020, my question is, who is included in retail business reopening.

    Don Machnee asked 30 days ago

    In addition to the businesses already included on Schedule A issued with public health order, retail businesses, such as clothing stores, shoe stores, jewellers, tailors, flower shops, sporting good/adventure stores, vaping supply shops, boat dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, gift, book and stationery stores, jewelry and accessory stores, toy stores, music, electronic and entertainment stores, pawn shops, pet groomers and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders. Additional guidelines can be found in Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery.

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    We have a business in Gimli Manitoba with a walk up window for customers. I would like to know if I put proper spacing dots on floor to guide customers, am I responsible to put a staff member out there to police customers in case that odd person does not comply?

    gimlitimsmanager asked about 1 month ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. The Manitoba government announced the easing of restrictions on businesses, as of May 4th, a variety of non-essential businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines. All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. We recommend you refer to the Restoring Safe Services- Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery for additional guidance for your business. The document can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html.

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    Hello. My company is the Canadian Centre for Mosquito Management. We provide mosquito control services (i.e. larviciding) to municipal governments for the control of both nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitoes that vector West Nile Virus. Staff work singly and have no interaction with the public, so physical distancing is inherent. The time is right for programming to begin. May we proceed. Thank you, Randy

    Randy Gadawski asked about 1 month ago

    Nothing in the public health orders restricts the operation of municipal governments. Please consult with the municipal governments you normally work with. 

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    if I drive a semi truck from Winnipeg Manitoba to Humboldt Sask. and return within the same day back to Manitoba with a follow driver do I need to quarantine for 14 days?

    KMZ asked 30 days ago

    Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside Manitoba to areas that are close to the Manitoba border to work, access health services or for other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they 

    (i) are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, 

    (ii) restrict their travel outside Manitoba to the minimum required for the purpose of their visit, and

     (iii) limit their use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances of their visit

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    I would like information on the $6,000 government subsidy as to covid-19 as well as the employment $7/ hr wage subsidy

    Harold Reid asked 30 days ago

    Manitoba has announced a new service, as part of the Manitoban Protection Plan, to help businesses, not-for-profit and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 to connect with support programs. Businesses, not-for-profits and charities facing economic challenges due to COVID-19 can call 1-888-805-7554 to help inform and guide you through the supports available. Additional information can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html. Additional information about provincial and federal financial support for businesses can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/business/index.html

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    I will be delivering sanitizer to various locations in North Western Ontario. My question is, will I be forced to self isolate once I return to Manitoba? As I'm delivering products to help stop the spread of the covid-19 virus will I be exempt?

    R Peters asked about 1 month ago

    Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside of Manitoba to areas that are close to the border for work, access to health services, or other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, are exempted from the self-isolation order if they restrict their travel to the purpose of their visit, limit their use of local services and are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19. 

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    Can ten people gather for a wedding outside?

    Lucy asked about 1 month ago

    Hi there. Yes, there is a 10 person maximum on public gatherings such as weddings, funerals or worship. The list of public health orders can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I am running a nail salon business, and I want to understand should we follow the public health orders are in place until May 1st or the state of emergency until May 19th?

    Tony979 asked about 1 month ago

    Hi there, the public health orders are separate from the state of emergency and the extension of the state of emergency does not change the public health orders currently in place until May 1. As the situation evolves the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer may extend or issue additional orders. All public health orders can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can we as a fire protection company from Winnipeg send workers into Northwestern Ontario to do work and if we do, do we have to self quarantine for 14 days.

    Fred Allard asked about 1 month ago

    Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside Manitoba to areas that are close to the Manitoba border to work and are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt from the self-isolation order if they restrict their travel outside Manitoba to the minimum required for the purpose of their visit and limit their use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances of their visit.

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    Can a fishing hunting / lodge outfitter that provides individual light house keeping cabin rentals operate?

    Jim asked about 1 month ago

    If a fishing lodge is providing the lodge for accommodation purposes they can continue to operate. If they have a restaurant, they could provide takeout/delivery only. However, recreational tours are not considered essential under the list issued with the public health orders. Each company that remains open must ensure that social distancing measures are implemented as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.

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    i have a window cleaning company and i have requests to do interior windows. if i use disinfectant in my water would it be safe to do the insides. and can i pick it up and pass it down the street by flyering

    leigh asked about 1 month ago

    Yes, you may provide window washing inside of homes. Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating under the current public health orders. 

    While those working in residential maintenance may continue to operate their business, it is strongly encouraged that all Manitobans avoid leaving their homes or places of business for non-essential tasks. Please consider advertising through no-contact means such as online paid promotions and social media advertisements.

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    Our organization has outdoor work where two people will have to go to complete a job. Can they both ride in the same vehicle to the job site?

    Kiki asked about 1 month ago

    There are currently no provincial orders in place restricting people from carpooling or sharing a vehicle. However, workplaces may have policies or instructions in place for their workers; check in with your employer. For additional information on reducing risk while sharing a vehicle, please visit:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/infomanitobans/transportation.html

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    Window blinds. My large window blind is broken, it's stuck. I need it for privacy. Is it essential services?

    MTW asked about 1 month ago

    Yes, businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    As a mental health therapist am I able to meet in person with my clients, if we social distance.

    Heather J asked about 1 month ago

    Yes, the public health orders do not restrict the operation of mental health or addictions treatment and counselling. However, all businesses must ensure members of the public attending the premises can reasonably remain two metres apart.

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    Are Cannabis Retail stores remaining open?

    Clifford asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, Liquor and cannabis stores can stay open under the public health orders in place. However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the store are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other.

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    What are critical services. Tow trucks and support workers in group homes?

    Jodyleigh asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders, including a list of the critical services listed in the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is the construction industry forced to close down for April 1

    DorothyK asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can automotive dealerships continue to sell vehicles to individuals and businesses under the new health order?

    Mager asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    How can i find out if i have to close my business?

    David Bihun asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders, including a list of the critical services listed in the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is UPS on the list

    Fergie asked about 2 months ago

    Hello, a business that provides mailing, shipping, courier or delivery services, including post office boxes is considered a critical service and therefore can continue to operate.  Please reference section 63 of the health order for further information, linked here for your convenience: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    can a lawn cutting busines with 2 people sill operate?

    ken favero asked about 2 months ago


    Yes, businesses that provide lawn care and property maintenance services can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    If I am in the business of manufacturing, am I exempt from the order?

    manufacturer asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses engaged in manufacturing are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I have been unable to access the list of Critical Businesses and Service Providers referenced in today's Public Health Order. I am looking for confirmation that Husky's Minnedosa Ethanol Plant is considered a Critical Business under this order and may continue to operate while applying social distancing safety measures. Any detailed guidance related to COVID-19 safe operation of those industrial sites would be greatly appreciated.

    Stephanie Bailey asked about 2 months ago

    A business engaged in the extraction or processing of natural resources, such as minerals, forest products, oil and gas, or aggregates, including a business engaged in the production or sale of biofuels may continue to operate. See schedule 37-41 for more information. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    is printing a critical service

    tv asked about 2 months ago

    Print shops are included on the list of critical services issued with the public health orders. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    If I am a Plumbing & Heating company and considered essential service does this include attending to service calls in peoples homes? What about turning water on to a cottage? Is it essential that someone has their water on to their second home / vacation property?

    IndianaGrace asked about 2 months ago

    Construction companies and businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties as well as any other companies required for their operating are able to continue operating. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. The public health orders and schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    We are Fort Rouge Glass can we stay open or do we stay open

    vince asked about 2 months ago

    Construction companies and businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties as well as any other companies required for their operating are able to continue operating. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. The public health orders and schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Are car dealerships considered critical services, and if so what departments are able to remain open for business.

    Roo asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Does this affect construction job site?

    Fred asked about 2 months ago

    Construction is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    As a commercial fisherman on Lake Winnipeg, are we still allowed to sell our fish privately? We usually set up in a public parking lot, call our customers and have people come to purchase from there.

    Commercial fisherman asked about 2 months ago

    A business that provides, either by wholesale or by retail sale, food or household consumer goods necessary for the safety, sanitation or operation of residences and businesses may continue to operate. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. The public health orders and schedule can be viewed online athttps://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is an electrical contractor, who is involved in new construction, as well as renovation work, and maintenance, allowed to keep working?

    manitobagranty asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html. 

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    Does this affect construction job site?

    Fred asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is an RV business considered critical? They don't rent out units, but they do repairs as well as sales. A few consumers use their RV's as a primary residence at times.

    Recreational Vehicle Industry asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car and RV dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi: Am owner of small laundromat in Killarney, Manitoba. Posted notice of physical distancing. All used machines are disinfected/ cleaned daily. There is no crowding! Am off site. Is it okay to stay open? John

    John Evans asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, laundromats are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 64 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I have a business that puts up realistate signs on properties for realtors. I’m the only employee can I still run my service. I don’t interact the agent it is all done y text and phone

    Dank asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, you can continue operating under the public health orders. Thank you for your question. 

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    I am self employed, cleaning condominiums vommon areas. Lobbys elevator hallways etc. Can I continue working?

    Barbcleaning asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, custodial or janitorial services and cleaning services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Schedule of critical services

    Sherry asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi, I am a small business that fixes residential garage doors. Am I allowed to work as of April 1/20? Thanks for your time.

    Ralex asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that  provide  support  and  maintenance  services,  including  urgent repair, to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential properties can continue operating. See schedule 9 for more information. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can you still order alcoholic beverages?

    Ashton Dueck asked about 2 months ago

    Liquor and cannabis stores can stay open under the public health orders in place. However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the store are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. The public health orders in place can be viewed online at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Does the public health order apply to public libraries in the context that they must suspend operating out of their facilities. Many public libraries throughout rural Manitoba are closed to the public but providing services virtually from their workplace. If this applies can you confirm their only option during this time is to work from home

    Trevor Surgenor, Director of Public Library Services (SCH) asked about 2 months ago

    The order does not restrict the operations or delivery of services by the federal or provincial governments or a municipality. Please see Order 3(4) for more information. The public health orders in place can be viewed online at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Does this affect Auto body business

    Denise55 asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    does this affect the construction renovation industry

    ern asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hello, can small construction companies (contractors) stay open while maintaining the required 6ft distance from potential customers?

    PasturedMB asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are any and all farm businesses aka fertilizer sales and service considered essential?

    BigMike asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that supply agricultural producers with necessary products or services, such as seed, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, agricultural equipment, custom application of herbicides and pesticides and the repair of agricultural equipment, may continue to operate. See schedules 20-26 for more information. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.htm 

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    There are over 100 horses stabled at Assiniboia Downs. These horses and others entering the grounds must be cared for and exercised daily for their health and safety. I assume that the care and exercise of these racehorses will continue to be allowed under sections 4 and 73 of the Schedule ?

    John Field asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, you can continue to provide for the health and well-being of the animals in your facility. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are Janitorial services considered and essential service?

    david lheureux asked about 2 months ago

    Custodial or janitorial services and cleaning services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. For additional information see number 9 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What about liquor stores

    Dwr asked about 2 months ago

    Liquor and cannabis stores can stay open under the public health orders in place. However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the store are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. The public health orders in place can be viewed online at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We operate a small window and door company, we have many orders waiting for installation, can we proceed with these installations during shut down. We are practicing all aspects of physical distancing and cleaning standards

    LaurieR asked about 2 months ago


    Construction companies and businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties as well as any other companies required for their operating are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Will employees of MPI be affected such as collision estimators?

    Amyalice22 asked about 2 months ago

    The order does not restrict the operations or delivery of services by the federal or provincial governments or a municipality. Please see Order 3(4) for more information. The public health orders in place can be viewed online at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    are the liquor stores closing?

    Doug asked about 2 months ago

    Liquor and cannabis stores can stay open under the public health orders in place. However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the store are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other.

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    We are in the truck transport business, does the closure apply to us?

    SteinbachTruck asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide transportation services to other businesses or individuals by road, rail, air or water, including those that provide logistical support, distribution services or warehousing and storage, or truck stops, may continue to operate.  The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    Does an auto detailer classify as an essential service? Are they allowed to be open?

    TS asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Would Automotive Sales and Automotive Leasing be considered Critical?

    Tracy Walld asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    We are a scrap and recycling yard. Are we still allowed to operate? We process ferrous steel and non-ferrous to ship to mills for their processing.

    Jluellman asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that manufacture or process goods or materials, including a component manufacturer or a business that produces inputs used by another manufacturer may continue to operate. If members of the public attend the place of business, the operator of the business must put in place measures to ensure the appropriate social distancing rules are followed. See schedule 19 for more information. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Does the closures include small companys that have trades people carpenters, drywall, electrical, plumbing company's etc.

    Curious asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Hi, I don't see veterinary services listed anywhere. Can veterinary hospitals and clinics remain open?

    RobJohnWpg asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, businesses that provide veterinary services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. For additional information see number 25 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link).

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    Do we need to continue to pay for daycare that we are not accessing moving forward? The daycare seems to be open but we are not sending our children until we are confident the pandemic is over.

    Bob asked about 2 months ago

    In home child-care services with 8 or less children can continue to operate under the public health orders in place. 

    Child-care centres are expected to reimburse or offer credits on parent fees that have been collected for dates when care will no longer be offered.  Unless care is being provided, parent fees should no longer be charged as of April 1. 

    For more information on Manitoba's plan for child care, visit https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47138&posted=2020-03-20 

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    Are farm retail, (fertilizer, seed,) considered as essential services?

    Yvonne asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that supply agricultural producers with necessary products or services, such as seed, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, agricultural equipment, custom application of herbicides and pesticides and the repair of agricultural equipment, may continue to operate. See schedules 20-26 for more information. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.htm 

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    We are a small business that provides restoration and renovations and have ongoing projects with southport housing etc. Are we required to close with the latest health order

    April asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Do sewer and water companies, gravel haulers, gravel pits, or businesses in the home building industry need to shut down or is any of this considered essential?

    kyle asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.htm Any businesses not listed in the schedule of critical services that accompanies the order must close between April 1 and April 14.

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    Will General Contractors, jobsites be allowed to stay open?

    asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, the construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see numbers 27 to 29 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    do pork processing facilities need to stay open

    jeff asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses engaged in farming, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, producing or distributing food or farm products, including animal products and by-products may continue to operate. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    I own a property maintenance company , lawncare , window cleaning , gutter cleaning , there are only 2 of us working and I live rural in a small town , I have a moneris machine to except payment there is no contact by anyone at any time and the two workers drive seperate trucks am I aloud to stay open , properties surely need to be maintained threw all this. Thank you

    Drew Barabash asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, businesses that provide lawn care and property maintenance services can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We are a small fence, deck and home renovation company and are not part of the Manitoba Home builders Association so are we still considered an essential business to be able to open for the season and continue going into peoples homes for Reno’s or do we shut down and wait? It’s quit confusing for us. More details on this and also landscaping would be nice thank you

    Stephens construction asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are residential painting businesses critical or non-critical? If I have painters coming to my house it is okay?

    Angelica asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that  provide  support  and  maintenance  services,  including  urgent repair, to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential properties can continue operating. See schedule 9 for more information. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Small Office Income Tax Prepare should be closed by April 1st?

    Joao asked about 2 months ago

    Hi, details specific to businesses that provide tax preparations can be found under number 69 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is new home building on First Nations an essential business.

    Ray asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, residential construction projects are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 27 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    Is Manitoba Public Insurance (autopac), Property and Liability insurance brokerages included in the essential business list?

    wgar asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, Manitoba Public Insurance and businesses that provide insurance services are included on the list. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    In Thompson my employer just won a contract for people on medical stays. The Burntwood Hotel. Is my place a critical business.

    TLL asked about 2 months ago

    Accommodations (hotels, motels, businesses that provide rental units or similar accommodations, including student residences) are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 8 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link).

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    Can businesses offering yard care services continue to operate during the shut down for non-critical services? These services are provided outdoors and can be delivered while practicing physical distancing, and payments can be done using electronic payment options online.

    lwsewell asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, lawn care businesses can continue to operate. This also includes any business that provides arboriculture services. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    Is car repair shop effected by the closure from april 1 to 14

    paxter asked about 2 months ago

    Hi, businesses that service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What about laundry Mats? Will they remain open giving that the owners clean machines and surfaces more often and allow only certain amount in the facilities??

    Cindy asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, laundromats can continue operating under the public health orders in place. However, all laundromats are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the building are reasonably able to maintain separation of at least two metres from each other. For additional information see number 64 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is the mining industry part of critical services?

    asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, the mining industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see numbers 37 to 41 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    For a cleaning business, like house cleaning, should they stop and close for 14 days?

    José asked about 2 months ago

    Custodial or janitorial services and cleaning services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. For additional information see number 9 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I work for a construction/Demo company. What I am wondering with the new covid-19 cases, are construction/demo company's closing down also? Winnipeg, MB

    JillyBeann asked about 2 months ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. Information related to the construction industry can be found in the schedule issued with the public health orders. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    How is manufacturing and production affected ?

    bob asked about 2 months ago

    Manufacturing businesses are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Where can I see the full order, plus the list of business types that are affected?

    glo asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    we have a business for stainless accessories and fenders for trucks. Is this a non essential business?

    Shift Product Ltd asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  


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    Can businesses that provide repairs, parts and services for transport trucks stay open?

    Jellybean48 asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that service or repair vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, bicycles, including truck and farm equipment dealerships and related facilities and auto supply stores and other similar retail businesses may continue to operate. See Schedules 13-18 for information. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Do construction sites for new builds have to close April 1st?

    Nick asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I see that dealerships can be open. Does that include the sales department?

    LexaM asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    will auto repair shops be able to be open

    gord mcmaster asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    Roofing and insulation services, essential or not?

    LLR asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I work with the Mortgage Professionals Canada, representing mortgage brokers, lenders, and insurers. As written, and unlike other provincial jurisdictions, these individuals are not included in your essential services list. This would represent a major challenge to folks navigating mortgage deferrals and completing the necessary work on a recent home transaction, for example. We urge the government to include mortgage services in the essential services listing.

    Christian von Donat asked about 2 months ago

    The real estate industry and other businesses required for its operating are included on the schedule as are insurance companies. For additional information see number 30-36 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I work for a consumer research company that is still operating in Winnipeg. These are research studies that pay people to test their products like cosmetics, moisturizers, etc. My company is still actively engaging in studies where many people come in to their facilities. The writing isn't clear....can they remain open?

    Concernedemployee asked about 2 months ago

    A business that maintains research facilities and engages in research, including medical research and other research are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may remain open. Workplaces that continue to operate should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Does the new health order affect property maintenance companies that work outdoors, snow removal, 15 cm in forecast for this Friday, spring cleanups,etc. Thanks Mark Riddell

    Mark Riddell asked about 2 months ago

    Hi, businesses that provide property maintenance services can continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Would companies/factories that Manufacturing/productions goods like cleaning supplies still be allowed to stay open

    Harbans asked about 2 months ago

    Manufacturing businesses are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We operate a small print shop with 2 employees. We do a lot of printing for pizza chains, takeout locations and grocery providers. Are we allowed to continue providing printing to these essential services in Manitoba?

    Galaxy Printing asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Yes, print shops can continue to operate. For more information on the public health orders and schedule of critical services go to https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    Hi there I work at an auto body shop in Winnipeg is this an essential or nonessential business wondering if I work or I don’t work ?

    Chevyman asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    My husband owns and runs a paint shop for autobody’s, including himself there are 3 other employees. Does he have to close his business?

    Concerned Shop owner asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    Would Automatiive detailing be classified as an essential service. We use steam and an APC cleaner that are both proven effect to remove 99% of general germs and bacterias which aides in resipitory health. We also offer vehicle protection. With the realization that people will need to extend the life of their vehicle, protecting it is now more important then ever to extend the life and ownership of that investment.

    Darren Darvill asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses that sell, service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    Does this apply to hotels

    asked about 2 months ago

    Hotels may remain open for lodging. However, any restaurant or bar inside will only be able to serve delivery or takeaway. Additionally, hotels are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the hotel are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other.

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    Hello, It appears that the webpage has crashed as it doesn't load. I operate a dog daycare and I am trying codetermine if that qualifies as a non-critical business or not. Could someone clarify for me? Thank you,

    Paws asked about 2 months ago

    Update: Dog daycares can continue to operate. Each company that remains open must ensure that social distancing measures are implemented as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.

    Businesses that provide for the health and well-being of animals, including farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters, zoos, aquariums, research facilities and other service providers may continue to operate. See schedule 74 for details. The public health orders, including a list of the critical services listed in the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    What is your list of business and critical service providers

    Cora asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders and list of critical services can be found online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Do cabinet maker an essential business, I know 2 business that still in operation till now?

    ma asked about 2 months ago

    Construction companies and businesses that provide services by skilled trades for the maintenance of industrial and residential properties as well as any other companies required for their operating are able to continue operating. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are hotels a critical business and if so can the head office of the hotel company not located at any of the hotels stay open

    keith levit asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, hotels and motels will be open for lodging. However, any restaurant or bar inside will only be able to serve delivery or takeaway. Additionally, hotels and motels are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the hotel are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other.The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.  

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    The schedule lists skilled trades (plumbers, electricians and HVAC) for maintenance services, does this also apply to new construction?

    Betty R asked about 2 months ago

    Construction is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 27 to 29 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Is insurance (driver's licence, Autopac, house, business, etc.) considered an essential service in Manitoba?

    Dean asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, businesses that provides insurance services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 33 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    We provide property management services to not-for profit housing including social housing for families and seniors. Other provinces list housing support which is an essential service. Are we critical?

    Dennis Trochim asked about 2 months ago

    Business that provides support and maintenance services - including property management services - are on the schedule issued with the public health orders. 

    The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link).

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    Will manufacturing businesses, like Boeing and New Flyer for example remain open?

    LeslieS asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, manufacturing businesses are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I'm assuming that pharmacies can remain open if we instruct patients coming in to following the physical distancing. Is this correct?

    asked about 2 months ago

    Hi, thank you for your question. Yes, pharmacies can continue operating. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. The public health orders and schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Where can a get a complete listing of schedule of critical services ?

    Lea Clarke asked about 2 months ago

    The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I have a used car dealership with a full auto care/service department. I see that auto service businesses are exempt from the mandatory closures. Is my dealership allowed to continue to run on the retail side ie: buying and selling vehicles? I also have a new RV dealership. Is this allowed to continue to operate, selling RV campers? Thank you

    Sean Loewen asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car and RV dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are sales departments in car dealerships considered critical services in Manitoba??

    manitoba asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    Are sales departments in car dealerships considered critical services in Manitoba??

    manitoba asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, car dealerships can continue to operate.  However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the dealership are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. For additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    What does this mean for car dealerships and lumber yards?

    Daryl asked about 2 months ago

    Car dealerships and lumber yards may continue to operate. However, they are required to implement measures to ensure that people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from each other. Additional information can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    Am I essential service, automobile collision repair centre

    Giorgio asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, businesses that service or repair vehicles are included on the list. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. Additional information on the public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Do construction sites qualify as essential Services. If so, are there limitations in terms of site size or project type?

    H.S asked about 2 months ago

    The construction industry is included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9, 27, 28 and 29 on the schedule. However, workplaces should still follow social distancing practices as recommended by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are law offices considered critial services that can stay open?

    KarenLawyer asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, law offices can continue to operate under number 60 (Professional Services) in the schedule of the public health order. The public health order, including the schedule, is available online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    We are a food manufacturing facility. Are we able to continue production and shipping out of of orders? There is no access to our facility by the general public (We have no retail storefront).

    Lisa D. asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, food-manufacturing facilities can continue to operate. Your business falls under the Agriculture and food production section of the schedule included as part of the public health order. Number 20 specifically identifies food-manufacturing facilities. The public health order, including the schedule, is available online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

    Your operations must maintain adequate social distancing for employees. 

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    Are property management companies included on the list of essential businesses? Who is to look after the poor tenants?

    Sunman asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, property management services are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 9 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Are newspapers considered a critical service?

    Selkirk Record asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, newspapers are a critical service. Number 12 in the schedule attached to the public health order includes radio, television, telecommunication services and newspaper publications. The public health order, including the schedule, is available online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html

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    Are workplaces like Rona and Home Depot considered critical when most everything can be ordered online?

    Bailey asked about 2 months ago

    Retail and wholesale businesses that provide food or household consumer goods necessary for the safety, sanitation or operation of residences and businesses may continue to operate. This includes businesses such as hardware stores and any other similar wholesale or retail business. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html(External link)

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    Are Manitoba schools closures going to be extended? Or indefinitely closed for the remainder of the school year?

    Caleb Funk asked about 2 months ago

    At the advice of the chief provincial public health officer, Manitoba is suspending classroom learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students indefinitely for this school year to help ‘flatten the curve’ and reduce the impact of COVID-19 throughout the province. More information is available here: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=47341 as well as at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/

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    Good afternoon, can you please confirm if Law Office's are considered a critical service? I noticed they are essential but no confirmation on if they are critical. Thank you.

    Samkeena asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, law offices are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. However, any business that is open to the public is required to implement measures to ensure people attending the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other. For additional information see number 60 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Can manufacturing still work?

    Paulo19712020 asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, manufacturing businesses are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.


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    does the new order include manufacturing

    asked about 2 months ago

    Businesses engaged in manufacturing are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders. For additional information see number 19 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    I work for a home builder Is that a non critical business and therefore we must shut down Wednesday?

    Danner76 asked about 2 months ago

    Residential construction businesses are included on the schedule issued with the public health orders and may continue to operate. For additional information see number 27 on the schedule. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html.

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    Does this recent order include pet stores?

    Carrie asked about 2 months ago

    A business that provides essential goods and services for the health and well-being of animals, including animal feed, pet food, and animal supplies such as bedding may continue to operate. The public health orders and the schedule can be viewed online at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html