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Phase 3 of Restoring Safe Services plan to begin June 21

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: June 17, 2020 14:34

Capacity limits lifted for restaurants and bars as long as physical distancing can be maintained

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The Manitoba government's Phase 3 of Restoring Safe Services plan is set to begin June 21. 

Premier Brian Pallister says the province is able to move forward thanks to the efforts of all Manitobans, and on advice of health officials. "Thousands of Manitobans provided their input and feedback on numerous proposed measures for Phase Three, and their support for our plan to further ease public health restrictions is reflected in the next steps of our economic recovery roadmap."

The premier noted more than 25,000 Manitobans participated in a public telephone town hall to ask questions, voice their concerns, support and feedback on the draft plan of Phase Three. The province also received nearly 5,100 online submissions and over 32,000 responses on the school restart survey from parents and students. 

Key changes made to the original Phase 3 draft plan include include:
- removing the maximum capacity of 300 people at any site provided the gathering can be physically divided into sub-groups of 50 or fewer indoors or 100 or fewer outdoors, to a maximum 30 per cent of usual capacity;
- allowing people from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and people living in the area of the northwestern Ontario (west of Terrace Bay) to visit Manitoba without having to self-isolate for 14 days;
- ensuring those traveling to northern Manitoba must continue to respect any restrictions that have been put in place by local communities and First Nations;
- lifting self-isolation requirements on a case-by-case basis where sectors propose and provide satisfactory plans to address public health requirements for necessary travel; and
- lifting capacity limits for restaurants, bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries, as long as tables and seating are arranged so there is a temporary or physical barrier, or two metres of separation between people sitting at different tables.

More information about Phase 3 can be found on the link below.
 

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