Manitoba moved up its reopening plans on July 15, once half the population was fully vaccinated.

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Manitoba moved up its reopening plans on July 15, once half the population was fully vaccinated.

At private residences, people can allow up to five visitors indoors, in addition to the people who reside there.  Outside, up to 25 people are permitted on private property, and visitors may briefly enter the home for essential reasons such as using the bathroom.

In public spaces, indoor gatherings with up to 25 people are permitted, and 150 people outdoors.

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Here’s a selection of what's open and closed.

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Winnipeg police headquarters.

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Winnipeg police headquarters.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

RCMP: Manitoba RCMP have postponed fingerprint and background check services until further notice. The Mounties are also requesting members of the public restrict visits to detachments to urgent matters only. Contact information for local detachments can be found here.

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service: Station tours and in-classroom presentations are cancelled.

Winnipeg Police Service: The service centre at police headquarters (245 Smith St.) reopened to the public on June 22 to allow Winnipeggers to file police reports in person daily between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

In-person criminal record/police information checks and non-criminal fingerprinting is available between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Criminal record checks can start the process via online portal.

Other service centre locations remain closed and do not accept walk-in complaints or inquiries.

Changes to station duty offices will not impact police response to emergency calls or ongoing investigations. The public is directed to call 911 for emergencies; callers will be asked additional questions about their health and isolation status so officers attending any scene are prepared to assist safely.

Members of the public are encouraged to use online reporting and use the police non-emergency number (204-986-6222) for non-emergency calls for service.

Hit and run car accidents can now be reported online. People can also use virtual police response to video conference with officers; the service is available for non-domestic assaults and robberies where the suspect is unknown (and that are not in progress), and non-domestic theft, mischief and damage reports with a known suspect.

The Millennium Library (above) is open for pickups and returns only. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press files)

The Millennium Library (above) is open for pickups and returns only. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press files)

CITY SERVICES

For the latest information on city services, visit the City of Winnipeg website.

Animal Services: Open for purchase or renewal of pet licences weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weekends noon to 5 p.m. To adopt a dog, view available dogs online and call 311. For lost pets, see Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert on Facebook and contact 311 to make arrangements.

Arenas: Closed.

Archives: The City of Winnipeg Archives is closed to the public.  Some archives services can be accessed online.

Bilingual Service Centre: Closed. Visit city hall for in-person service, or contact 311.

City Clerk: Open to the public.

City Hall: The 311 customer service counter and city clerk’s department front counter have reopened to the public. The Council Building reopens to the public under limited circumstances on July 28, including appearing as a delegation and meeting by appointment with elected officials. Council is continuing to hold electronic meetings of Council and Committees of Council which can be watched on the city's YouTube channel.

Community centres: Check with individual community centres for hours and details.

Downtown skywalks: Open for weekday access between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Skywalks are closed on weekends. The underground concourse at Portage and Main is open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

Fitness and Leisure Centres: some have reopened at reduced capacity and are offering limited indoor programming. See the city's site for details.

Inspections: All in-home inspection appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice. Inspections of unoccupied homes will continue, as will on-site inspections for urgent situations. The alternate video inspections program was developed as an alternative to in-person interior, occupied residential inspections.

Commercial inspections of unoccupied dwellings, new construction, and alterations in existing buildings, are subject to COVID-19 pre-screening at time of inspection requests and at time of inspection.

Libraries: Open with limited capacity.

Parking: The Parking Store is closed to the public. Services are availble online or by calling 311. Until Sept. 31, 2021, the city is offering one-hour complimentary parking at all on-street metered locations throughout Winnipeg, and relaxed enforcement of one- and two-hour time limits on residential streets, except around Deer Lodge Centre.

Parks: City parks, dog parks, playgrounds and athletic fields are open. 

Permits: The city's zoning and permits branch is not accepting walk-in customers and are not available for in-person customer service. Building permit applications are available online.

Pools: Spray pads, outdoor pools and wading pools are open for the season. Washrooms at spray pads are not available for use.  Swiming lessons are being offered at outdoor pools.

Trails and pathways: Open.

Transit: Masks are mandatory on all buses and in Winnipeg Transit Plus vehicles.

Water and Waste: In-home visits for emergency utility services are availble, but water-meter reading and inspections, meter returns, removals and replacements have been suspended.

Weddings: Outdoor wedding resume July 30 at the pre-pandemic capacity of 25 people.

Manitoba Public Insurance is open for booking of road tests.

Manitoba Public Insurance is open for booking of road tests.

PROVINCIAL SERVICES

Child care: Child care centres and child care homes are open.

Day camps are open to maximum of 20 people.

Overnight camping activities at camps for children are prohibited.

Education: Schools closed for summer.

Employment and Income Assistance: EIA clients are asked to contact staff through the call centre whenever possible at 204-948-2888 (inside Winnipeg) or 1-855-944-8111 (toll-free, outside Winnipeg). Clients can also email the department at eia@gov.mb.ca. In-person services are available for people in an emergency or crisis or who cannot access a phone or internet service. See the EIA website for more details.

Health: Patients will be contacted directly if their scheduled surgery is affected.

Health, Seniors and Active Living: Registration and client services office at 300 Carlton St. is closed to the public. Staff continue to register people for Manitoba health coverage and Manitoba Pharmacare benefits through email, phone, fax and mail. Forms and contact information can be found online.

Hydro: Manitoba Hydro offices are closed to the public, including the cash counter at 360 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg. Indoor residential meter readings have been suspended. See hydro's website for a detailed list of changes to other services.

Labour: Most hearings and case management is being conducted by videoconference. Offices remain closed for public inquiries. See the Manitoba Labour Board website for the latest details.

Licence suspensions: In-person hearings open.

Manitoba Public Insurance: Service centres have resumed regular hours. Booking of most knowledge and road tests has resumed.

Provincial Parks: Open.

Rent: The Residential Tenancies Board is closed to walk-in traffic. To make an appoinment, call 204-945-2476. See the latest COVID-19 updates for landlords and tenants.

Student Aid: For details on changes to student-loan programs, see the Manitoba Student Aid website.

JUSTICE AND COURTS

Trials and hearings have resumed at all levels of court in Manitoba.  Some trials and hearings are proceeding by video or audio conference.

Members of the public and those entering court facilities in Winnipeg are required to wear non-medical masks, except in a courtroom when the presiding judge says otherwise.

See the Manitoba Courts website for the latest updates.

The Centennial Concert Hall is closed. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files)

The Centennial Concert Hall is closed. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files)

ENTERTAINMENT

Art Galleries: Open to 50 per cent capacity to fully immunized people only. Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated members of their household.

Assiniboine Park Zoo: Open.

Bars: Restaurants, bars and patios are open at 50 per cent capacity for indoors and outside. For indoor dining, patrons seated together must be from the same household unless all patrons at the table are fully immunized. For outdoor dining, tables are limited to a maximum of eight patrons and can be from different households regardless of immunization status.

Bell MTS Place: Concert programming planned for the fall. See their site for details of specific events.

Bingo halls: Open to 50 per cent capacity to fully immunized people only.

Concert halls and theatres: Open to 50 per cent capacity to fully immunized people only.

Casinos: Reopening July 28.

Dance, theatre and music schools: Open at 50 per cent capacity to a limit of 25 people indoors.

Gyms and fitness centres: Open at 50 per cent capacity with three metres distance maintained between patrons for both individual and group fitness. Mask use is required.

Manitoba Children's Museum: Museum is closed, but summer day camps are operating.

Manitoba Museum: Reopening Aug. 5.  See their site for details.  

Movie theatres: Open to 50 per cent capacity to fully immunized people only. Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated members of their household.

Museums: Open to 50 per cent capacity to fully immunized people only. Unvaccinated children under 12 may attend if accompanied by fully vaccinated members of their household.

Prairie Theatre Exchange: 2021/22 season begins Oct. 13.  See their site for details.

Rec Room: Open with capacity limits. See their site for details.

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre: 2021/22 season begins Nov. 25.  See their site for details.

Theatre Projects Manitoba: Online and On the Land 2021 runs June through November 2021.  See their site for details.

West End Cultural Centre: Online and live performances scheduled for the fall.  See their site for details.

Winnipeg Art Gallery: Closed. See their site for details.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: 2021/22 season starts in the fall.  See their site for details.

EVENTS

Weddings and funerals: Outdoor weddings and funerals may take place with up to 150 participants, in addition to photographer and officiants; indoor weddings and funerals limited to 25 people. 

Community, cultural and religious gatherings: Indoor faith-based services and organized community cultural gatherings at 50 per cent capacity with a limit of 150 people with masks worn at all times. Outdoor faith-based and organized community gatherings (powwows, sun dance ceremonies) up to 150 people. Drive-in services continue to be permitted.

ComicCon: Postponed until Oct. 29-31, 2021.

Grey Owl Golf Tournament: Cancelled. 

Manitoba Ag Days: Cancelled.

Morden Corn and Apple Festival: Cancelled.

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival: Cancelled.

Winnipeg Folk Festival: Cancelled, but the festival is planning programming in the fall.  See their site for details.

HEALTH AND PERSONAL SERVICES (NON-EMERGENCY)

Regulated health professionals including dentists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists are open.

Regulated personal services: Regulated professions, such as massage therapists, acupuncturists, and athletic therapists, can provide services.

Non-regulated health services, such as pedorthigysts and reflexologists, can operate.

Hair salons and barbers: Open.

Personal service businesses such as manicures, pedicures, electrolysis not performed by a health professional are open.

Self-help groups: Permitted to a limit of 25 people.

Tattoo studios: Open.

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open.

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The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Assiniboine Park: Outdoor exhibits open.

Community centres: May open subject to rules for indoor and outdoor facilities. Check with individual community centres for hours and details. 

FortWhyte Alive: Open

Indoor sports and recreation facilities: Open with 25 people per group; groups may not interact and no tournaments are allowed.

Living Prairie Museum: Interpretive centre is closed, but trails are open.

National Parks: Riding Mountain National Park is open.

Outdoor drive-in events: Permitted, as long as people in each vehicle are from the same household, and they stay inside their vehicle at all times and do not interact with people outside the vehicle.

Outdoor sports and recreation: Open to 50 people; no tournaments allowed. Spectators are permitted without counting towards this capacity limit.

Outdoor pools: Open, including splash pads and wading pools.

Provincial parks: Open.

Trails and pathways: Open.

Polo Park and other malls are open with reduced capacity limits. (Shannon VanRaes / Winnipeg Free Press files)

Polo Park and other malls are open with reduced capacity limits. (Shannon VanRaes / Winnipeg Free Press files)

SHOPPING

Open with capacity at 25 per cent to a limit of 250 people, with no additional restrictions.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

Restaurants, bars and patios are open at 50 per cent capacity indoors and outdoors.

For indoor dining, patrons seated together must be from the same household unless all patrons at the table are fully immunized.

For outdoor dining, tables are limited to a maximum of eight patrons and can be from different households regardless of immunization status.

For licensed premises, opening hours are expanded to midnight and the requirement to purchase food when consuming alcohol no longer applies.

The Winnipeg Jets played home games in a fan-less Bell MTS Place this season.

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The Winnipeg Jets played home games in a fan-less Bell MTS Place this season.

SPORTS

Assiniboia Downs: Live racing Monday to Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Fully immunized spectators allowed on main floor and tarmac.

Auto racing: Permitted at the discretion of the public health department. Contact the racetrack for details.

Hockey Winnipeg: Cancelled.

Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League: Cancelled.

Manitoba Moose: 2021/22 season begins Oct. 16.

Valour FC: Up to 2,000 fans allowed at IG Field.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Expect a full house of fully vaccinated fans at the hope opener against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Aug. 5.

Winnipeg Goldeyes: The team returns to Shaw Park in Winnipeg on Aug. 3

Winnipeg High School Hockey League: Cancelled.

Winnipeg Ice: 2021/22 season begins Oct. 1. 

Winnipeg Jets: 2021/22 season opens Oct. 14 in Anaheim; home opener at the recently renamed Canada Life Centre, also against Anaheim, on Oct. 21. 

Manitoba Open: Cancelled. 

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is open. Various travel restrictions and rules are in effect.

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Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is open. Various travel restrictions and rules are in effect.

TRAVEL

CAA Manitoba: Services continue to be offered by phone and online. Roadside service continues.

Richardson International Airport: Open. Check arrivals and departures.

International travel: All travellers five years of age or older have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding international flights bound for Canada.

All international travellers also need to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon arrival in Canada, including three days at a hotel, unless they are fully vaccinated.  The hotel stopover requirement will be lifted for travellers arriving by air on Aug. 9.

U.S. travel: The United States has extended land border restrictions to Canadians until Aug. 21. Canadians can cross land borders into the U.S. only for essential reasons. Canadians who wish to travel to the U.S. can still do so by air but must submit a negative COVID-19 test three days prior to departure or proof from a licensed health-care provider that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

Effective Aug. 9, American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated, are permitted to enter Canada for discretionary travel. 

Domestic travel: People entering Manitoba from all jurisdictions must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return, unless they are fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated travellers are advised to get two COVID-19 tests — one on the day of arrival, and another on the seventh day after arriving in Manitoba regardless of whether they are displaying symptoms, and whether they are visiting Manitoba or are returning from out of the country.  Unvaccinated people in certain circumstances are not required to quarantine for 14 days; a list is available here.

Travel in Manitoba: Public health officials strongly recommend that COVID-19 testing occur before travel to First Nations and Indigenous and Northern communities, and before someone returns to a community if a resident has been away for more than 48 hours. 

Individuals without symptoms of COVID-19 travelling to, or returning to, a First Nations or Indigenous and Northern community can seek testing within three days of travel at no cost. Testing is recommended for individuals who have received one or two doses of vaccine.

Winnipeg Transit: City buses are running. For route and schedule details, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311.

Winnipeg Transit Plus: Resumed appointments for in-person assessments.