Phase Four: Restoring Safe Services

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New July 21 - Phase Four: Restoring Safe Services

Phases One through Four of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery set out evidence-based plans to ease public health measures put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The success of the measures introduced earlier this year is making it possible to restore services safely in phases. This phased approach has been working.

Many factors including current research and the experience of other jurisdictions all contribute to the decisions recommended by public health professionals on whether further restrictions are required, or further easing is possible.

Survey Open

Many of the proposed changes in Phase 4 have been deferred until a future date. The survey remains open for further feedback as these additional measures remain under consideration.

Phase 4 Implementation

As a result of public health evidence and advice, and in response to feedback received, phase four will proceed but with some items deferred to a later date or moved forward with more limited implementation. Other steps will remain as proposed.

The proposed changes to visits in personal care homes and long-term care settings will proceed as outlined in the draft document. Facility operators will continue to review visitation policies and processes to ensure appropriate visitation, along with the health and safety of residents and families.

Items moving forward with limited implementation on July 25 include:

  • maintaining current site capacity at 30 per cent (instead of the proposed 50 per cent) for faith-based services and pow wows, but eliminating the need for sub-groups (cohorts);
  • allowing stage performances and opening movie theatres to a maximum capacity of 30 per cent of the site (instead of the proposed 50 per cent), up to a maximum of 500 people;
  • allowing casinos to open at a maximum of 30 per cent of the site’s capacity (instead of the proposed 50 per cent); and
  • allowing retail businesses and indoor recreation sites to use non-permeable barriers when distances of two metres can not be maintained.

The following proposed changes have been deferred at this time:

  • proposed changes to indoor and outdoor gathering sizes;
  • relaxing of self-isolation requirements for those travelling from eastern and southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada; and
  • walk-up counter service in bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries.

Public health officials will review possible adjustments on a week-by-week basis and make any additional changes based on the public health situation at the time.

To view the updated phase four plan and to review public health guidance for businesses, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.


This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact engagemb@gov.mb.ca.

New July 21 - Phase Four: Restoring Safe Services

Phases One through Four of Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery set out evidence-based plans to ease public health measures put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

The success of the measures introduced earlier this year is making it possible to restore services safely in phases. This phased approach has been working.

Many factors including current research and the experience of other jurisdictions all contribute to the decisions recommended by public health professionals on whether further restrictions are required, or further easing is possible.

Survey Open

Many of the proposed changes in Phase 4 have been deferred until a future date. The survey remains open for further feedback as these additional measures remain under consideration.

Phase 4 Implementation

As a result of public health evidence and advice, and in response to feedback received, phase four will proceed but with some items deferred to a later date or moved forward with more limited implementation. Other steps will remain as proposed.

The proposed changes to visits in personal care homes and long-term care settings will proceed as outlined in the draft document. Facility operators will continue to review visitation policies and processes to ensure appropriate visitation, along with the health and safety of residents and families.

Items moving forward with limited implementation on July 25 include:

  • maintaining current site capacity at 30 per cent (instead of the proposed 50 per cent) for faith-based services and pow wows, but eliminating the need for sub-groups (cohorts);
  • allowing stage performances and opening movie theatres to a maximum capacity of 30 per cent of the site (instead of the proposed 50 per cent), up to a maximum of 500 people;
  • allowing casinos to open at a maximum of 30 per cent of the site’s capacity (instead of the proposed 50 per cent); and
  • allowing retail businesses and indoor recreation sites to use non-permeable barriers when distances of two metres can not be maintained.

The following proposed changes have been deferred at this time:

  • proposed changes to indoor and outdoor gathering sizes;
  • relaxing of self-isolation requirements for those travelling from eastern and southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada; and
  • walk-up counter service in bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries.

Public health officials will review possible adjustments on a week-by-week basis and make any additional changes based on the public health situation at the time.

To view the updated phase four plan and to review public health guidance for businesses, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.


This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact engagemb@gov.mb.ca.

  • Provide your feedback on the plan for Draft Phase Four: Restoring Safe Services Plan by completing this survey.

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  • CLOSED: Pre-Registration for the telephone town hall has closed so that numbers can be added to the call list for this evening. Including pre-registered numbers, we will dial nearly 100,000 Manitobans.

    As part of our consultations on phase four of the roadmap for restoring services safely, Minister Friesen, Minister Eichler, Dr. Roussin and other officials will host a telephone town hall with Manitobans from across the province. If you are available on Wednesday, July 22 at 7PM CDT and want to receive a call to join the Telephone Town Hall, please provide your phone number below.

    You must be available at this number on Wednesday, and answer your phone, in order to join the town hall.

    A recording of the town hall will also be available for those who are unable to join.

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