As we move into the Labour Day long weekend, and begin to prepare for a return to the office for many of us and the return to in-class learning, there has been a number of updates and developments.
The Province of Manitoba has made changes to the public health orders with respect to private gatherings, mask use, vaccines, and proof of immunization also known as “vaccine passports”. On the Pandemic Response System, Manitoba continues to be in Caution (yellow), but below is an overview of some important changes and links to helpful documents for businesses as you navigate this round of changes:
- Public Health announced on September 2 that additional changes to the orders will come in to effect on September 7, including reducing the maximum number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings to 500, down from the current limit of 1,500 (includes summer fairs and festivals). Fairs and festivals will be allowed to operate above that limit, subject to protocols approved by public health.
- Museums and galleries will be allowed to open, but will be required to ask for proof of vaccination from visitors to access indoor areas.
- Wedding receptions held in licensed premises will be subject to the same rules as restaurants and licensed premises, and guests will have to show proof of vaccination.
- Food courts will be required to comply with the same rules as restaurants for dine-in patrons and require proof of vaccination if they choose to open for options other than take-out.
1) To access the current Public Health Orders, click here.
2) To access the September 2 announcement of Public Health Orders, click here.
3 To access a backgrounder of the order details, click here.
4) NEW! To access a government document that provides visuals regarding acceptable Proof of Immunization documents from jurisdictions across Canada, click here.
5) To download the Proof of Immunization app for businesses, click here.
6) NEW! To access a Manitoba Human Rights Commission “Guideline on Human Rights and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements,” click here.
7) To access a FAQ from Manitoba Human Rights Commission regarding the vaccine and employers, click here.