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Manitoba’s Reopening Plan

This morning, Premier Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced Manitoba’s “4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Plan”. The plan is targeting Canada Day to begin lifting restrictions, as vaccination levels continue to rise. The plan focuses on four reopening categories, with three summer holiday milestones to phase out restrictions, and 2 key targets on public health to ensure the province can stay open.  While details remain vague, Dr. Roussin stated that this was to leave flexibility in the plan as they keep an eye on the burden being placed on the health care system. More details will be announced as the province gets closer to the milestone dates.

Components of the plan include:

  • The four reopening categories being gathering and socializing, travel and tourism, shopping and services, and dining out and entertainment;
  • The three milestones of Canada Day, August Long Weekend and Labour Day; and,
  • The two public health responsibilities of getting vaccinated and following public health orders to lower the risk of spread.


Each milestone holiday weekend will have a one-dose and two-dose immunization goal:

  • Canada Day – Over 70% of all Manitobans aged 12 and older have received their first dose and over 25% have received their second doses.
    • Businesses, services and facilities can open at 25% capacity or greater levels.
  • August Long Weekend – 75% or greater of all Manitobans aged 12 and over have received their first dose and over 50% have received their second dose.
    • Businesses, services and facilities can open at 50% capacity or greater.
  • Labour Day – 80% or greater of
    all Manitobans aged 12 and over have received their first dose and over
    75% have received their second dose.

    • Businesses, services and facilities can open with limited restrictions.


Currently 67.8% of Manitobans over 12 have received their first dose so it looks like the first milestone will be reached but time will tell.

This weekend Manitoba will be slightly loosening regulations to allow for groups of up to 5 people allowed to gather outside on private and public spaces with individuals from a maximum of 3 different households, including the host, but restrictions for businesses will remain in place. 

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