Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced the government’s plans to gradually loosen COVD-19 restrictions and re-open the economy. He reports effective Monday, May 4th a number of non-essential businesses will be able to open their doors. He says these will include non-urgent health services, dentists, orthodontics and physiotherapists, as well they will be able to re-open elective surgeries and they’ll also ease restrictions on outdoor recreation such as playgrounds, golf courses and campgrounds.
Pallister added they are also easing restrictions on a number of retail businesses such as clothing stores, sporting goods stores, restaurant patios and hair salons under strict guidelines. Travel restrictions will remain in place and gatherings will remain at no more than ten people until at least mid-May. Phase two will begin no earlier that June 1st. Full details can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/restoringservices.