The Manitoba government has confirmed which restrictions will be relaxed under the new public health orders, which take effect later this week.
On Tuesday morning, Premier Brian Pallister was joined by chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin in announcing the details of the next phase of reopening.
The new health orders will go into effect Friday, March 5th at 12:01 a.m.
Under the new orders, Manitoba households have the option of continuing to designate two visitors to their home, or choosing to designate a second household who can visit with each other.
Gatherings sizes at outdoor places will be increased to 10.
Capacity limits are being increased at restaurants, retail stores, malls and personal services to 50% or 250 people, whichever is lower. Places of worship can increase their capacity limit to 25% or 100 people, whichever is lower.
Restaurants in Manitoba must continue enforcing the one-household per table rule under the updated orders.
Businesses other than casinos may resume operating video lottery terminals (VLT) with physical distancing and barriers in place.
The province is also relaxing some of the rules for recreation and fitness facilities, including allowing day camps for children to operate at 25% capacity.
Indoor recreation and sporting facilities such as pools, fitness centres, rinks, courts and ranges can open at 25% total capacity
The province has indicated it will stick with the three-week timeframe for updating the health orders — meaning the next update and possible relaxation of more restrictions is set for March 26th.