#RestartMB Pandemic Response System

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The #RestartMB Pandemic Response System provides Manitobans with clear public health direction as we learn to live with COVID-19.

Public Health officials use the pandemic response system to rapidly communicate up to date public health advice to Manitobans and to set levels, for the whole province, for a particular region, or for a particular sector or business.

It is important for you to know the current levels and the public health advice, and what it means for you, your family, your business and your community.

Learn more about the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, and our current levels across the province at Manitoba.ca/covid19.


Share your thoughts on EngageMB

This page will be used to undertake a variety of engagement activities related to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, changes to its levels, or Manitoba's response to COVID-19.

  • Complete the online survey regarding next steps for Safely Restoring Services and Activities in Manitoba.
  • Ask questions about the current restrictions and how they impact you, your family or your business.

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


The #RestartMB Pandemic Response System provides Manitobans with clear public health direction as we learn to live with COVID-19.

Public Health officials use the pandemic response system to rapidly communicate up to date public health advice to Manitobans and to set levels, for the whole province, for a particular region, or for a particular sector or business.

It is important for you to know the current levels and the public health advice, and what it means for you, your family, your business and your community.

Learn more about the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, and our current levels across the province at Manitoba.ca/covid19.


Share your thoughts on EngageMB

This page will be used to undertake a variety of engagement activities related to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, changes to its levels, or Manitoba's response to COVID-19.

  • Complete the online survey regarding next steps for Safely Restoring Services and Activities in Manitoba.
  • Ask questions about the current restrictions and how they impact you, your family or your business.

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


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Your Questions on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System

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    What is the procedure to access the all the responses the surveys?

    RBT asked 27 days ago

    Thank you for your interest in the safely restoring services and activities in Manitoba. Over 70,000 people participated in the online survey during a five day period from January 15 and January 19, 2021. Survey results can be viewed at: https://engagemb.ca/restartmb-pandemic-response-system/news_feed/safely-restoring-services-and-activities-in-manitoba

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    where are the results for all the questions in the surveys? Where can I access these

    GGolding asked 20 days ago

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your email and your interest in the Safely Restoring Services and Activities in Manitoba survey. Over 70,000 people participated in the online survey during a five day period from January 15 and January 19, 2021. Survey results can be viewed at: https://engagemb.ca/restartmb-pandemic-response-system/news_feed/safely-restoring-services-and-activities-in-manitoba 

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    Driving schools

    Mintusidhu asked 27 days ago

    Thank you for your Question.   We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 felt by Manitobans.

    We can confirm that, at this time, class 5 driving instruction may occur in a vehicle if done in compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Orders in place.  Occupancy in the vehicle is limited to one student and one instructor.  Masks continue to be required in all indoor public spaces in Manitoba, including in vehicles being used for training.

    Instruction cannot be offered in the classroom at this time.

    The current public health orders, including the COVID-19 Prevention Orders, can be viewed at:

    https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current

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    Class 5

    Terrilynn Goertz asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question.  We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 felt by Manitobans.

    We can confirm that, at this time, class 5 driving instruction may occur in a vehicle if done in compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Orders in place.  Occupancy in the vehicle is limited to one student and one instructor.  Masks continue to be required in all indoor public spaces in Manitoba, including in vehicles being used for training.

    Instruction cannot be offered in the classroom at this time.

    The current public health orders, including the COVID-19 Prevention Orders can be viewed at:

    https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#orders 

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    Are class 5 driving school allowed to continue

    Lut driving school asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your Question.  We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 felt by Manitobans and sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your question.

    We can confirm that, at this time, class 5 driving instruction may occur in a vehicle if done in compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Orders in place.  Occupancy in the vehicle is limited to one student and one instructor.  Masks continue to be required in all indoor public spaces in Manitoba, including in vehicles being used for training.

    Instruction cannot be offered in the classroom at this time.

    The current COVID-19 Prevention Orders can be viewed at:

    https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current

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    Are Class 5 driving schools allowed to operate already?

    Drayberkuno asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your Question.  We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 felt by Manitobans.

    We can confirm that, at this time, class 5 driving instruction may occur in a vehicle if done in compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Orders in place.  Occupancy in the vehicle is limited to one student and one instructor.  Masks continue to be required in all indoor public spaces in Manitoba, including in vehicles being used for training.

    Instruction cannot be offered in the classroom at this time.

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    Can driving schools reopen

    Westman asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your Question.  We acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 felt by Manitobans.

    We can confirm that, at this time, class 5 driving instruction may occur in a vehicle if done in compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Orders in place.  Occupancy in the vehicle is limited to one student and one instructor.  Masks continue to be required in all indoor public spaces in Manitoba, including in vehicles being used for training.

    Instruction cannot be offered in the classroom at this time.

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    Shooting range

    pewpew asked 3 months ago

    This response has been updated with new information.

    Outdoor firing ranges may operate provided they take reasonable steps to ensure that persons using the range are fully aware of the requirements under the current public health orders relating to the use of outdoor recreation and sporting facilities, including posting proper signage and/or social media and website communications that promote the safe use of the range.   This includes informing individuals and groups that they must not engage in activities as a group of more than five persons (unless they reside in the same residence) and must maintain a separation of at least 2 metres from each other (unless they reside in the same residence).

    All indoor facilities associated with outdoor firing ranges must remain closed.

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    Hi, as a car pool rule, two people ,friends or co-workers or any two can sit in a car to go somewhere as long as have masks and follow instructions , proper sittings, if that is okay?

    sidhuavtar asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The current public health orders do not restrict carpooling. However, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Manitobans are being advised to work from home if at all possible, reduce travel unless absolutely essential and to avoid socializing with people from outside their household. Since it can be difficult to maintain proper physical distancing in a vehicle the below guidance has been developed for those needing to carpool: 

    • Ideally, carpooling should be kept to a maximum of two people, each sitting in a different row and on opposite sides of the vehicle.

    • Once individuals choose to carpool together, they should not carpool with different individuals.

    •  Everyone should self-monitor for illness.

    •  Do not go to work if sick, even if the illness is mild. Inform your carpool crew if you become ill and encourage them to self-monitor. Clean the interior of the vehicle frequently, especially high-touch areas like door handles (interior and exterior), steering wheels, dashboard controls, and seat belts.

    • If you are sick, stay home and do not carpool.

    • Have passengers place their belongings in the trunk of the vehicle.

    • Clean your hands often, do not touch your face, practice cough/sneeze etiquette and disinfect your vehicle regularly, paying particular attention to high-touch areas (e.g., door handles, window controls).

    •  For long or out of town trips, plan gasoline, meal, and washroom stops as much as possible to keep them at a minimum.

    •  Masks should be worn by those in the vehicle.

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    Is there a definition for what a "gathering" is considered by the provincial authorities? Where can I find it?

    Mychal asked 3 months ago

    “Gathering” is defined under the interpretation section of the current COVID-19 Prevention Orders. "Gathering" means a grouping of persons in general proximity to each other who have assembled for a common purpose or reason, regardless of whether it occurs in public or at a private residence or on other private property, but does not include (a) a gathering in which all persons are occupants of the same residence; and (b) a gathering of employees at a business or facility or persons who are working at a worksite.

    The current public health orders, including the COVID-19 Prevention Orders, can be viewed at:

    https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current