Today, the Province announced additional restrictions on top of recent province-wide level red restrictions, which is meant to curb non-essential gatherings and non-essential in-person shopping.

These orders do not further restrict restaurants or food service establishments, which under current health orders must remain closed to the public and may continue to operate for takeout and delivery.

To view the new health orders, visit http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/orders/_pdf-order.php?ord=2020-11-20

Excerpts from today’s provincial press release read as follows:

“The updated orders will further restrict gatherings at private residences, including a home, cottage or other vacation property, with some exceptions to allow child-care, health-care and home care services, tutoring services, construction or repairs, or to respond to emergencies. In addition, exceptions will be made for those who live on their own to have one other person visit their home.


In addition, people are prohibited from assembling in a gathering of more than five people at any indoor or outdoor public place including the common areas of a multi-unit residence, with the exception of a health-care facility or critical business that adheres to health protection measures. These measures are intended to allow for weddings, funerals and baptisms to take place with a capacity limit of five people. The province also recognizes the significant physical and mental health benefits from outdoor activities.


A retail business may open but may only sell only essential items in person, and must ensure compliance with capacity limits (25 per cent the usual capacity of the premise or 250 people, whichever is lower) and implement measures to ensure physical distancing. Retailers can continue to sell essential or non-essential items online, by telephone or by remote means for delivery or curb-side pickup. A list of essential and non-essential items are set out in the orders and in the backgrounder attached. “


To read the full press release from the Province, please visit https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=49868&posted=2020-11-19