The Manitoba government is examining phase 2 of the province's reopening plan.

The province is looking into limited access to schools, with one-on-one learning as long as physical distancing remains.

Additional teaching days are also being discussed, as well as an early start date for the new school year. School may be starting as early as August 31st to make sure students are able to transition into the new school year.

Other services being assessed for the second phase of reopening include:

  • increasing child-care centre occupancy to up to 24 children plus staffing
  • allowing public/private swimming pools, spas, fitness clubs, gyms and community/service centres to reopen with some limitations
  • allowing religious or other organizations to hold outdoor services without limitation on numbers of people stay in their vehicles
  • allowing restaurants to reopen indoor spaces at 50 percent capacity and continue to offer patio services at that capacity level
  • allowing bars, beverage rooms, micro-brewers and similar businesses that serve food and drinks to operate patio service at 50 percent of site capacity and to reopen indoor spaces at 50 percent capacity

Detailed information on the draft plan for Phase Two of service restoration can be found here.

Increased gathering sizes to 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors as well as visits to care homes will be in place as soon as Friday, May 2020.

To take the provincial survey and give your feedback, click here.

Minister Friesen, Dr. Roussin and other officials will also be hosting an over-the-phone town hall meeting with Manitobans from across the province. To register click here.