Premier Brian Pallister will join Dr. Brent Roussin, the provincial top doctor, for an 11 a.m. news conference today at the Manitoba Legislative Building.
They are expected to provide details about new COVID-19 public health orders that will go into effect later this week.
Last week, the province announced that it was considering several sweeping changes to restrictions and had asked Manitobans for their input via online surveys.
Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin had said those rules could come into effect starting as early as March 5, or at least by March 26.
Under the proposed rules, the province is mulling:
• Allowing households the choice of continuing to designate two visitors to their home, or to designate a second household to visit each other, as long as everyone in the house has authorized those designated individuals to visit and families would have to choose either the two-person option or the additional household option.
• Increasing gathering limits at an outdoor place to 10 people including for outdoor non-organized sport or recreation activities.
• Increasing the capacity size at places of worship for regular religious services to 25 per cent or 100 people, whichever is lower, with physical distancing measures in place and mask requirements.
• Enabling any type of business to be able to operate with the exception of indoor theatres, indoor concert halls, casino and bingo halls.
• Expanding the capacity limits for retail stores, malls and personal services to up to 50 per cent capacity or 250 people, whichever is lower.
• Expanding restaurants and licensed premises to up to 50 per cent capacity with requirements to still only sit with members of your household.
• Allowing businesses to resume operating video lottery terminals, with physical distancing measures and barriers in place.
• Allowing day camps for children to operate at 25 per cent capacity with a maximum group size of 50.
• Allowing indoor recreation and sporting facilities, such as gyms, fitness centres, rinks, courts, fields, ranges, studios, clubs, pools and centres to open for individual use and group instruction and practices only.
• Allowing dance, theatre and music facilities to open for individual instruction and group classes for a total capacity of 25 per cent.
• Allowing gyms and fitness centres to provide group instruction or classes at 25 per cent capacity per class with physical distancing measures in place, in addition to one-on-one instruction and individual workouts for a total facility capacity of 25 per cent.
• Allowing users of gyms, fitness centres and pools not to wear a mask while taking part in a physical activity, but requiring mask use in other areas of the facility.