Manitoba Daily

Friday, January 28, 2022

New COVID-19 restrictions have been announced in Manitoba

Key takeaways:

  • Dr. Brent Roussin announced on Friday afternoon that a new public health order would take effect the following morning, Tuesday.
  • Gatherings with everyone who has been vaccinated will be allowed to have the household plus 10. 

The province of Manitoba’s top doctor has announced new restrictions.

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, announced Friday afternoon that a new public health order would go into effect first thing Tuesday morning to slow the spread of the new Omicron variant. The following are the modifications:

Family Get-Togethers

Gatherings with everyone who has been vaccinated will be allowed to have the household plus 10. If anyone in the household or the group attending is unvaccinated, the household plus 5 guests will be included. The vaccine requirements do not apply to children under the age of 12.

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Indoor Public Gatherings

There will be a capacity restriction of 25% or 25 people, whichever is lower, and proof of vaccination will not be required.

Outdoor Get-Togethers

Without proof of vaccination, a maximum of 50 people or 50% capacity can gather at that location.

The proof of vaccine requirement remains for gyms, movie theatres, license premises, museums, and libraries, but there is also a 50% capacity restriction.

Manitoba has issued new COVID-19 regulations.
Manitoba has issued new COVID-19 regulations. Image from CBC News

Guests will be required to remain seated in licensed restaurants and only receive seated service. A maximum of 10 people per table will be allowed in restaurants, both licensed and unlicensed. Restaurants are also limited to a 50% capacity.

There will be a 50% capacity for faith-based gatherings where proof of vaccination is required. Indoor gathering sizes of 25 individuals or 25% capacity, whichever is lower, will be used where proof of vaccine is not required.

Sports both indoors and outdoors

Tournaments will not be able to take place. There will be no restrictions on games or practices. Spectator capacity will be maintained as proof of vaccine but reduced to 50%.

They will remain at the proof of vaccination for large indoor events but will be reduced to 50% capacity.

According to Dr. Roussin, this public health order will be in effect for three weeks until January 11th.

Source: KenoraOnline

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