Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced new public health orders effective at 12:01 Tuesday morning. He says they are taking action in the short term to prevent the long term effects of the Omicron variant. He explained restrictions on indoor gatherings of household members plus 10 if vaccinated or five if not vaccinated as well as restrictions for other events. For gyms, movie theatres, licensed premises, museums, libraries the proof of vaccine requirement remains but on top of that there is a 50 percent capacity restriction, licensed restaurants guest will be required to remain seated, for faith based gatherings where proof of vaccination is required there will be a 50 percent capacity, where proof vaccine is not required it will be the indoor gathering sizes of 25 individuals or 25 percent capacity whichever is lower, indoor and outdoor sports there will be no tournaments that can take place, games and practices will be allowed, spectator capacity will remain proof of vaccination but also reduced to 50 percent capacity.
The orders will be in effect until January 11th.