When additional restrictions were first put in place restricting the in-person sale of non-essential goods, gift cards were not among the essential items listed.

The Province has corrected this error and updated their list of essential items to include gift cards.

Although restaurants were always allowed to sell gift cards through online, delivery, and pick-up, the MRFA is glad to see this issue further clarified.

To view the updated list of essential items, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/essential-retail.html