New Manitoba public health orders will come into effect Friday, September 3, with a few more coming into effect on September 7, 2021.
The updated orders will make mask use mandatory at all indoor public places and set out circumstances where proof of vaccination will be required.
“These orders will inform and guide us as we work to avoid the most serious effects of a fourth wave, and address the threat posed by the delta variant,” said Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin. “By continuing to encourage Manitobans to get vaccinated, and supporting businesses and services as they take the steps to comply with these orders, we can work together to get through these difficult times.”
Effective September 3, 2021, you are required to show proof of vaccination to participate in certain events and activities:
- indoor and outdoor ticketed sporting events and concerts
- indoor theatre/dance/symphony events
- restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
- nightclubs and all other licensed premises
- casinos, bingo halls and VLT lounges
- movie theatres
- fitness centres, gyms and indoor sporting and recreational facilities (excluding youth recreational sport)
- organized indoor group recreational classes and activities, and indoor recreational business
(NEW) Effective September 7, 2021:
- Reducing the maximum number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings to 500, down from the current limit of 1,500. This will take effect on September 7 and includes summer fairs and festivals. Fairs and festivals will be allowed to operate above that limit, subject to protocols approved by public health.
- Museums and galleries will be allowed to open, but will be required to ask for proof of vaccination from visitors to access indoor areas. This will take effect on September 7.
- Guests at wedding receptions held in licensed premises will have to show proof of vaccination. There will be a grace period to September 7 to allow individuals to adjust their plans.
- Also on September 7, food courts will be required to comply with the same rules as restaurants for dine-in patrons and require proof of vaccination if they choose to open for options other than take-out.
Children born after December 31, 2009 who are not eligible to be immunized will be able to attend events and activities with a fully-immunized adult.