Message & Resources from Manitoba Government for Businesses

Over the weekend, the MRFA, along with other organizations, received the following message and information from the Manitoba Government: September 3, 2021 We wanted to reach out and let you know that the Manitoba government deeply appreciates the partnership of our business community to help keep Manitobans protected from COVID-19 and to reopen our province safely. We […]

Message from MBLL on VLT Reopening for September 3rd

MBLL has contacted the MRFA with the following message for VLT siteholders: “Beginning Friday, September 3 at 9:00 am, all VLTs will be operational. Physical distancing or barriers will no longer be required between the VLTS.  Please power on the VLTs and the ILINK prior to Friday morning. If you experience any issues, please contact the […]

September 3rd Health Orders Posted; Unvaccinated Guests May Enter Restaurants for Takeout; Exemptions for Medical Reasons Allowed

The official health orders which take effect tomorrow, September 3rd, at 12:01am, have been posted. Here is what our industry needs to know: As previously announced, all restaurants and licensed establishments must restrict access to their business for dine-in, including on patios, to members of the public who produce proof that they are fully vaccinated, […]

MRFA Social Media Commenting Policy

The MRFA is committed to keeping our members, as well as the restaurant & food service industry in Manitoba as a whole and the general public, informed of relevant issues related to our industry through our social media. The MRFA seeks to foster a welcoming community that embraces individuals and businesses of varied backgrounds and […]

Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following Health Orders

The MRFA has recently become aware of coordinated efforts by some members of the public to harass restaurants for simply following the health orders as laid out by the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Health. To learn more about this, listen to the following radio interviews: CJOB: Shaun Jeffrey on Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following […]

Message from MBLL on Possible VLT Re-Opening

MBLL has contacted the MRFA to request we help spread the word on the following message: “While reduced restrictions remain in place for VLTs, we are asking for your help as we prepare for a possible re-opening. Please power on any VLTs not currently in operation, examine them for any error messages on the screen, […]

August 28th Health Orders Posted

The updated health orders which take effect tomorrow, Saturday August 28, 2021, are now available. These orders stipulate that masks must be worn in indoor public spaces. To view the section concerning masks, see Order 22. PLEASE NOTE: these orders are for updated restrictions which take effect AUGUST 28TH only. The MRFA will post and […]

Province Mandates Vaccination to Dine at Restaurants & Attend Other Businesses/Services; Reminds Manitobans Indoor Mask Mandate Starts Tomorrow

The following is a press release from the government of Manitoba, expanding the businesses and situations requiring full vaccination to attend, and reminds Manitobans that the indoor mask mandate begins tomorrow: Manitoba is expanding the vaccine passport benefit for fully immunized individuals that will enable businesses, services and events to be available without capacity limits […]

MRFA Template for Workplace Covid-19 Vaccination Policy Available for Members

As restrictions and circumstances surrounding the pandemic continue to fluctuate in Manitoba, the Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association has striven to provide pertinent, useful resources for our members. As we are aware of many businesses interested in staff vaccination policies for their establishments, the MRFA hired Jamie Jurczak, partner at Taylor McCaffrey, to produce a […]

Province Says Indoor Mask Mandate on the Way; More Info to Come This Week

Today, in an announcement about mandating either Covid-19 vaccinations or frequent testing for designated government employees, Premier Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin also said that more information will come later this week about a probable indoor mask mandate and other facilities, events, and services where vaccinations may be required. Read the press release below for […]