Manitoba government seeks feedback on further relaxation of COVID-19 rules

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking at easing many of its COVID-19 restrictions as early as March 5.

The proposed changes include raising capacity limits at stores and personal service operations to 50 per cent from the current 25 per cent.

Restaurant capacity would also increase to 50 per cent capacity from 25 per cent, but tables would continue to be limited to members of the same household.

Indoor religious services would be allowed at 25 per cent, up from 10 per cent and outdoor public gatherings would be capped at 10 people instead of the current five.

Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says Manitoba's COVID-19 statistics are heading in the right direction.

He says the public is encouraged to provide feedback in the coming days before a decision is made.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2021

The Canadian Press