Federal Government Announces New & Extended Supports for Businesses during Pandemic

On October 9, 2020, the Canadian federal government announced further supports for businesses struggling during the pandemic. These supports include: a new Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy, to replace the previous program which placed the burden upon landlords. This new program will provide subsidy directly to tenants. a top up for the above CERS for especially […]

City of Winnipeg Extends Temporary Patios for Winter

The City of Winnipeg has extended temporary patios for winter, beginning October 13, 2020. Fees for temporary patios are waived. For more information on regulations, permits, etc., visit https://winnipeg.ca/PPD/permits/Commercial/TemporaryPatio.stm#2 The MRFA recognizes that while this measure is helpful for some restaurants wishing to extend their capacity and we thank the City, we will continue to […]

Health Orders for Licensed Restaurants In Winnipeg Metro Region during Level Orange Released

Click here to view the official Health Orders for the Capitol Region effective at 6pm on October 7, 2020. Please be aware that contrary to notes released on the Province’s official website previously, two new restrictions have been added to these Orders which were not previously listed: noise levels must not exceed 80 decibels mandatory […]

Supporting Documents Released by Province for Additional Restrictions for Restaurants in Winnipeg Metro Region During Level Orange

The Province has provided us and other organizations in the hospitality industry with four documents meant to help restaurants navigate the new additional restrictions which go into effect today at 6pm. These orders affect licensed restaurants in the Winnipeg metro region under level Orange. Please click the links below to view the documents: 1. Q&A […]

Province Announces Additional Restrictions for Restaurant Industry: Mandatory Contact Tracing & Curfew In Place for Winnipeg Region During Level Orange

Today the Province announced additional restrictions for the restaurant industry. The MRFA would like to note that we were not in favor of any restrictions which further limited business for our members or the industry and made this clear during consultation with the Province. The following is from their COVID Bulletin from today: After consultation […]


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The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and will provide digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “With case numbers currently on the rise, the COVID Alert app is one more tool that people can […]

IN THE MEDIA: Your MRFA Team, Board & Members In The News

We’re always working hard on behalf of our members and the industry to spread the word on what’s going on in Manitoba restaurants. Check out the links below to learn more (this page will be updated regularly). MRFA in the media: Global News: How hashtags are helping support local businesses – Nov 22, 2020 Global […]

Letter from Shaun Jeffrey, Executive Director, In September Newsletter

Dear Members,   The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for all Manitobans. Sadly, too many operations have succumbed to Covid-19 restrictions and our hearts go out to these operators that have poured so much of their life into their businesses.   The devastating impact of this virus required the unprecedented, but I […]

Province Releases Restricted Level Orange Capital Region Health Orders – Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

The Province has released its updated Health Orders for the Winnipeg region under level orange. Please click this link to view the Orders: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders_soe_capital_09282020.pdf Please click this link to view past/other Orders and other info on the State of Emergency in Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/protection/soe.html