Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer raised the COVID-19 response level to restricted/orange for the Capital Region on September 28, 2020 and issued further orders for that region, effective October 19, 2020.

Individuals in the Capital Region must follow the Capital Region COVID-19 Prevention Orders dated and in effect October 19, 2020 (click here to read the orders).

Due to the elevated restricted/orange response level, individuals must:
•  Wear a mask in all indoor public places. Licensees are to review the orders for limited exceptions (click here to read the orders).
•  Limit gatherings to a maximum of 5 people indoors and outdoors. This includes weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and informal gatherings, such as dinners and house parties.

The following types of licensed premises located in the Capital Region must remain closed, effective October 19, 2020:
•  Entertainment facilities that provide live entertainment (licensed under section 15(1)(a) of the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Regulation 82/2014) (click here to read the regulations)
•  Casinos

Entertainment facilities that provide live entertainment and must close under the Capital Region COVID-19 Prevention Orders dated and in effect October 19, 2020, may sell food for delivery or takeout between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. The premises are closed except to allow picking up delivery and takeout food orders. No liquor can be sold or served.

All charitable bingos operating in venues in the Capital Region must close, effective October 19, 2020. Licensed media bingos are able to continue as there is no gathering of people.

The Capital Region includes the City of Winnipeg and the following rural municipalities in other health regions:
•  Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, RM of Rockwood, RM of Rosser, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park), RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.
•  Southern Health - Santé Sud: Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville.

Orders for licensed premises within the Capital Region can be found here. The orders include the following restrictions for licensed premises that are allowed to remain open:
•  Licensed premises that are allowed to remain open may operate at no more than 50% of its normal authorized capacity.
•  Licensed premises that are allowed to remain open must be closed to the public between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except to allow delivery or takeout orders.*
•  All members of the public must vacate the licensed premises by 11:00 p.m.*
•  Liquor must not be sold or served for consumption in the licensed premises between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.*
* These restrictions do not apply to licensed liquor retail premises.

Licensed premises in the Capital Region that are allowed to remain open may still sell food for delivery or takeout after 11:00 p.m. Beer, wine, ciders and coolers may be sold with food that is purchased for delivery or takeout after 11:00 p.m.

Patrons in indoor licensed premises located in the Capital Region that are allowed to remain open must wear masks at all times except when they are seated at their table. This means patrons have to wear a mask while entering or leaving the premises or when moving to a different space in the premises.

The orders also include, but are not limited to the following restrictions, for licensed premises that are allowed to remain open:
•  Tables and seating must be arranged with two-metre separation between different tables, unless there is a non-permeable physical barrier.
•  The seating capacity at any table must not exceed 5 people.
•  Food cannot be served in a buffet style.
•  The licensed premises must collect the contact information from one person in a party and retain it for 21 days.
•  No dancing can take place.
•  Sound levels must not exceed 80 decibels.
•  Members of the public must be seated at their table unless they are travelling to the washroom, using a video lottery terminal or entering or leaving the licensed premises.

Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 5 people indoors and outdoors for events held in the Capital Region. This includes weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and informal gatherings in people's homes.

If you have planned a social occasion and are considering moving your event to a private residence (i.e., a friend’s, relative’s or your home), the gathering size of a maximum of 5 people indoors and outdoors must be observed. All persons who reside at that residence are not to be included when calculating the number of persons at the gathering.

Larger gatherings held in the Capital Region and involving more than 5 persons may take place if:
•  The number of persons attending does not exceed 30% of the usual capacity of the place or premises where the gathering is held;
•  The place or premises where the gathering is held is physically divided into separate areas which contain no more than 5 persons each; and
•  Persons in each area are prevented from coming into contact with each other when entering, leaving and during the event. All other physical distancing measures must be in place