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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 ENFORCEMENT UPDATE


Province Urges Manitobans to Follow Public Health Orders and Avoid Fines Over May Long Weekend

The Manitoba government continues to take action to protect Manitobans and advises that personnel empowered to enforce updated public health orders will be out in full force over the long weekend.

Enforcement officers will be present at rallies, gatherings and events this weekend, and will be collecting video evidence in support of ticketing for non-compliance with public health orders. Officials advise that defying public health orders is a serious offence and violators will be held to account.

Conservation officers will enforce public health and state of emergency orders within provincial parks, and park patrols, attendants, interpreters and beach safety services will provide education and monitor compliance.

Manitobans are reminded the following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m. until 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, May 26:
• outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are no longer allowed and this applies to all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields; and
• only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver.

Enforcement officers will be monitoring for compliance with these additional public health orders as part of regular enforcement duties. The best way to protect yourself is to stay home when possible, limit your contacts, wear a mask and maintain physical distancing when in public.

The Manitoba government has also made changes to strengthen provincial public health order enforcement for repeat offenders including increased fines for individuals and doubled default conviction amount.

Manitobans can to report compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu.

Current orders under the Public Health Act are available at:
https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/orders-soe-05122021.pdf.

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