Public Health Orders + Return to Play overview



First and foremost, Manitoba Public Health orders must be followed and can be viewed here

Please also be mindful to check facility guidelines, as they may differ from PHO.

Click Here for our Return to Play overview.  *RTP document is subject to change as per PHO.

 

Sport Manitoba discusses latest COVID-19 public health orders

This week, the Province of Manitoba announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 5, the following changes to public health orders will be in place and will expire on March 25:

  • indoor recreation and sporting facilities such as gyms, fitness centres, rinks, courts, fields, ranges, studios, clubs, pools and centres to open at 25 per cent total capacity, with public health measures in place including for spectators, common areas and locker rooms. The requirement to provide one-on-one instructions has been removed;
     
  • gym, fitness centre and pool users must continue to wear a mask while working out and in all other areas of the facility, with the exception of while in a swimming pool;
     
  • day camps for children to operate at 25 per cent capacity with other public health measures in place;

Click here to view the press release with full details from the announcement. 

The current orders have been updated and made available online here (PDF). Those pertaining to sporting activities include:

ORDER 13

  • 13(1) Outdoor sporting facilities may open, subject to the requirements of this section.
     
  • 13(2) Persons must not engage in outdoor sporting activities as part of a group of more than 10 persons, unless all persons in the group reside in the same private residence or they are participating in an organized practice, game or competition at an outdoor sporting facility.
  • 13(3) Organized practices, games and competitions at outdoor sporting facilities may take place, but the operator of a facility must ensure that no multi-team tournaments are permitted at the facility.
  • 13(4) Warming shacks, washrooms and other indoor facilities associated with outdoor sporting activities may open if the operator of those facilities
    • (a) implements measures to ensure that members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the indoor facilities;
    • (b) limits occupancy to all indoor facilities other than dressing rooms to 25% of the usual capacity; and
    • (c) limits the number of persons in dressing rooms to 50% of the usual capacity or to a number that ensures that all persons in the dressing room are able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other persons, whichever is lesser.
  • 13(5) Ice fishing shacks may open if all persons using the shack reside in the same private residence or have been authorized to attend that residence under Order 1

ORDER 14

  • 14(1) Indoor sporting facilities, including swimming pools, may open if the operator of the facility complies with all requirements of this Order.
     
  • 14(2) Individual play, group and individual instruction and team practices may take place at an indoor sporting facility but no organized team games or tournaments may be held at the facility, except as authorized under Order 16.
  • 14(3) The operator of an indoor sporting facility must
    • (a) ensure that any group of persons participating in a sporting activity at the facility, excluding coaches or instructors, does not exceed 10 persons;
    • (b) take reasonable measures to ensure that there is no interaction between different groups of participants who are engaging in a sporting activity at the facility at the same time; and
    • (c) limit the number of persons in dressing rooms to 50% of the usual capacity or to a number that ensures that all persons in the dressing room are able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other persons, whichever is lesser

Sport Manitoba note: we want to clarify that you can have multiple groups of 10 participating in a sporting activity at once, as long as you do not exceed facility capacity limits and do not intersect with other groups

  • 14(4) The operator of an indoor sporting facility must
    • (a) implement measures to ensure that members of the public at the facility are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public at the facility, excluding participants engaged in a sporting activity; and
    • (b) limit occupancy to all portions of the facility other than dressing rooms and the areas where sporting activities are conducted to 25% of the usual capacity.

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