Published Date

May 21, 2020

The Manitoba government is examining additional steps to gradually continue to safely restore services and open additional businesses while ensuring physical distancing measures remain in place, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

“Today we are sharing a draft plan that will help inform and guide us in the second phase of safely restoring our services,” said Pallister. “We thank Manitobans for their diligence in respecting physical distancing guidelines, and we hope to be in a position to move forward and ease some additional restrictions while ensuring the health and well-being of all Manitobans.”

Among many other suggested plans, the draft mentions the following about restaurants:

  • allowing restaurants to reopen indoor spaces at 50 per cent capacity and continue to offer patio services at that capacity level;
  • allowing bars, beverage rooms, micro-brewers and similar businesses that serve food and drinks to operate patio service at 50 per cent of site capacity and to reopen indoor spaces at 50 per cent capacity

The MRFA will represent our members and industry tomorrow, Friday May 22, on a call with the Provincial Government and we encourage our members to contact us with any suggestions, questions, and concerns about the draft plan before tomorrow morning so that we may take your thoughts to the Government. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your thoughts to us.