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Manitoba health orders cover Christmas, through New Year’s events

Province clarifies public health orders that were announced on Friday, Dec. 17.
Manitoba
The most recent can do/cannot do from Manitoba Public Health.

The province is clarifying public health orders that go into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 12:01 a.m. and expire on Jan. 11, 2022. The full text of the final public health orders is now available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html#current.

The updated orders keep the Pandemic Response System at Restricted (Orange) with schools at Caution (Yellow). They include:

•           private indoor gatherings are limited to 10 additional people plus the household if all are fully vaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt from needing to be fully vaccinated);

•           private indoor gatherings are limited to five additional people plus the household if any of the individuals ages 12 and older are unvaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt from needing to be fully vaccinated);

•           outdoor gatherings at a private residence are limited to 20 additional people plus the household if all are fully vaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt from needing to be fully vaccinated);

•           outdoor gatherings held on public property are limited to 50 per cent of the usual capacity if all in attendance are fully vaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt from needing to be fully vaccinated), and 50 persons total if anyone present is unvaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt from needing to be fully vaccinated);

•           indoor and outdoor sporting and recreation capacity is reduced to 50 per cent for spectators, games and practices can continue but no tournaments will be permitted;

•           outdoor ticketed performing arts events, indoor recreational businesses, seasonal facilities and events, group instructional classes and bingos, casinos and VLTs are limited to 50 per cent capacity and must continue to restrict admission to those who are fully vaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt);

•           day camps are limited to no more than 25 campers and camper groups must be cohorted, overnight camps are prohibited under these orders;

•           gyms, movie theatres, museums and libraries are limited to 50 per cent capacity with proof of immunization required everywhere except libraries;

•           restaurants and licensed premises are limited to 50 per cent capacity with a maximum of 10 people per table and proof of immunization required, and members of the public are required to be seated except when travelling to get food or beverages or engaging in sporting activities; and

•           faith-based gatherings are limited to 50 per cent capacity with proof of vaccination or 25 per cent capacity or a total of 25 people, whichever is lower, when proof of vaccination is not required and cohorts may be implemented where groups can be physically divided up to a maximum of 10 cohorts or 250 people.

All other public health orders remain unchanged. For more information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19.