Restoring Services - Phase One
Critical public health measures and current travel restrictions will remain. This includes mandatory self-isolation upon one's return to Manitoba and limits on travel to the north.
If results during or at the end of phase one or any future phases are not favourable, the province will not proceed with further easing of secondary public health measures and may reintroduce others. If disease activity remains low, Manitoba will give serious consideration in mid-May to reducing the restrictions on group size.
Retail Businesses
Effective May 4, retail businesses, such as sporting good/adventure stores, boats dealers, ATV and snowmobile dealers, and similar businesses may reopen if occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels. These requirements will be enforceable under public health orders.

Businesses may continue to provide goods by delivery or pick-up that have been ordered online, by telephone or other remote means.

  • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work.
  • Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Staff are given information about physical distancing.
  • Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols.
  • Businesses must post floor markings where service is provided or lines form.

  • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.

  • Businesses must maintain a single point of entry.

  • No more than 10 people may gather in common areas. Congregation of people should be actively discouraged.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.

  • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.

  • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
If you have any questions related to COVID-19 safety measures, please contact your safety advisor or . If there are any ideas, suggestions or opportunities to serve you better, please let us know.