Province Announces New Restriction Updates Effective March 5th; Restaurant Capacity to Increase to 50% but Household-Only Seating to Remain

Following a request for public feedback on a variety of proposed changes to the current public health orders, the Manitoba government is moving forward to reopen some activities and services while ensuring protecting Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens and the health-care system remains the top priority, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial […]


The Manitoba government is increasing its budget for the Manitoba Bridge Grant and making a third round of payments to help protect businesses in the province from the impacts of COVID-19, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “As the pandemic and public health orders continue to impact businesses, we are increasing our budget by $15 million […]

Message from MBLL on VLTs for March 5th

VLTs will re-open on Friday March 5 at 9:00 am.  VLT operating hours will be from 9:00 am to 9:45 pm, mirroring the hours of operation in the Manitoba Public Health Order.    Please power on the VLTs and the ILINK before Friday.  If you experience any issues, please contact the VLD Hotline.   VLD Hotline: 1-800-565-6886

Province Again Seeks Feedback on Further Reopening Restrictions; Suggests 50% Capacity for Restaurants but Still Only Household Members Seated Together

The MRFA strongly encourages all our members and other food service industry professionals to provide their feedback on  as outlined in the Province’s press release below in order to make your voice heard. The MRFA will continue to advocate on behalf of our industry.   The Manitoba government is asking for public feedback on […]

Letter from Executive Director Shaun Jeffrey in February Newsletter

Hello Friends.   As we move closer and closer to the one-year anniversary of Covid-19 in our province, I have to reflect on the past year and how its events have not only changed us as an industry, but also wonder what the most significant change has been for the positive.   ‘Positive’ is not […]

Information for Operators on Recent Health Orders and IDing Patrons

Since the most recent iteration of health orders, we have heard much debate and confusion on the issue of IDing patrons in food service establishments to confirm they are from the same household before seating them. Based upon recent conversations with Manitoba Health, the LGCA, and multiple member operators, the MRFA is providing the following […]

Official Public Health Orders for February 12th Posted

To view the document, visit Orders pertaining to the restaurant and food service industry can primarily be found in orders 7 & 8. Many of the restrictions from previous re-opening orders have carried over and the MRFA encourages all operators to read the orders carefully to ensure compliance, as not all restrictions were noted […]

Manitoba Health Releases Backgrounder With More Info for Following Updated Restrictions in Upcoming Health Orders

Manitoba Health has provided the MRFA with their Backgrounder document with more information about following the updated restrictions in the upcoming updated health orders taking effect February 12th.   To view the document, click here.   To read the Province’s recent press release on the upcoming updated health orders, click here.   As more information […]

Province Announces Updates to Health Orders Effective February 12th; New Restrictions for Restaurants Included

Following feedback from Manitobans and advice from public health leaders, the province is loosening a variety of restrictions while ensuring protocols are in place to protect Manitobans from the risks of COVID-19, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial health officer, announced today. “Today is another big day for Manitobans, especially for […]

Province Seeks Feedback on Next Steps for Reopening Plans through an Engage MB Survey

After safely implementing modest changes to public health orders to slowly reopen the economy, Manitoba’s COVID-19 curve continues to bend in the right direction, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial health officer, announced today, noting the province is considering further loosening some restrictions, while continuing to prioritize the needs of the […]