Frequently Asked Questions
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Social distancing is a health recommendation, not law. You are not legally required to stay 2 metres away from other people, although this is what health experts have recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, the Manitoba government has enacted a number of public health orders that you are legally required to follow throughout the province. These include:
There may also be additional restrictions in place for health regions that have suffered large COVID outbreaks. In Winnipeg, as of October 19th, masks are required for all indoor public places, and both indoor and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 5 people. For more information about restrictions in your region, visit the Government of Manitoba website here.
For a full list of up to date information, please visit the Government of Manitoba website here. Individuals who do not comply with the public health orders could be fined $1,296, and corporations that do not comply could be fined $5,000.
The Government of Canada has also put an emergency order in place under the Quarantine Act that applies to travellers entering Canada from other countries. Violating the order could result in high fines and/or jail time. For more information about this order, visit the Government of Canada website here.