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 with the restaurant and food industry, public health is implementing the following orders on Wednesday, Oct. 7 for licensed premises:
• No sale or service of liquor may take place in licensed premises between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.
• The operator of the licensed premises must ensure that all members of the public vacate the licensed premises by 11 p.m.
• Licensed premises must be closed for dine-in services between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
• Staff must obtain contact information in writing from at least one person in each party attending the licensed premises and the licensee must retain this information for 21 days, after which it must be destroyed.
• The order does not prevent food from being sold from licensed premises after 11 p.m. for delivery or take-out.
• These orders impact the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region currently under orange and do not apply to liquor retail.
• Additional information can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#licensedpremises.
Dr. Brent Roussin also mentioned during his press conference that restrictions on noise level are being considered, but are not yet in place.
View the full Covid bulletin below or view it on the Province’s site at: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=49358&posted=2020-10-05