It’s undoubtedly excellent news to all Manitobans that usual activities like going to church, dining out, and meeting with groups are once again possible. In fact, the reopening of the said establishments was considered ahead of schedule.

This is because, according to their COVID 19 vaccination uptake data, 71% of residents have already had their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, and approximately 27% are now fully vaccinated. Meeting the vaccination uptake target would mean that some restrictions will be lifted by Saturday, one week earlier than the assumed date.

Furthermore, bars and restaurants will only allow up to 25 % capacity inside and 50% outdoors. Moreover, gyms, indoor sports, and hair salons can reopen but also with some restrictions, such as being only on an appointment-only basis.

In addition, up to only ten people are permitted for private outdoor gatherings, and limited to 25 people are allowed for groups in public places. Also, the number of faith services and churchgoers will also entail having a limitation.

However, other businesses like movie theatres and casinos will stay closed. Nevertheless, once more locals are fully vaccinated, and the province’s other COVID-19 goals are achieved, these establishments are expected to operate later this summer.