Pandemic Response System
 

Holiday and Celebration Information


Manitobans continue to have a significant role to play in working together to support public health measures and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This information is intended to update the public on how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19.

This guidance is intended for individuals.

In times of high COVID-19 transmission, additional public health guidance may be put into place to reduce the spread of the virus. Additional measures may apply regionally or provincially.

To determine if additional guidance or requirements may be in effect, please refer to the COVID-19 Screening Tool (https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/).


General Information

Manitobans, and those visiting from out of province, are strongly encouraged to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes:

  • Staying home if you’re sick, even if your symptoms are only mild.
  • Washing/sanitizing your hands frequently.
  • Covering your cough.
  •  Practicing physical distancing when you are with people outside of your household.
  • Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, or in other situations required by public health orders, and recommended outdoors where you cannot physically distance.
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine at a location near you.

Fully vaccinated Manitobans can continue to enjoy seasonal activities with few restrictions.  

Unvaccinated individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated are restricted in their activities when gathering with fully vaccinated individuals. This includes:


Activity

Fully Vaccinated Manitobans

Unvaccinated Manitobans

Indoor gatherings on private property

No restrictions, if household and guests that are eligible are fully vaccinated

Limiting households to guests from one other household, when any unvaccinated person (who is eligible to be vaccinated) is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location).

 

Outdoor gatherings on private property

No restrictions apply, if household and guests that are eligible are fully vaccinated

Limiting households to 10 guests, in addition to the household, outdoors when any unvaccinated person (who is eligible to be vaccinated) is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location).

 

Indoor gatherings in public spaces

Fully immunized people and those under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine may gather without capacity limits.

Permitting group sizes to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity, whichever is lower, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated.

 

Outdoor gatherings in public spaces

Fully immunized people and those under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine may gather without capacity limits.

Permitting groups of up to 50 people in uncontrolled outdoor public spaces.

Indoor Faith-based gatherings

No restrictions, if all guests that are eligible are fully vaccinated

Limiting faith-based gatherings to 25 people or 33 per cent capacity, whichever is greater, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated.



Fully immunized Manitobans and those under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine may gather without capacity limits in the above areas.

Household gatherings, weddings, funerals and faith-based gatherings can occur for fully vaccinated individuals and those under 12 without any restrictions.

View public health orders here

Additional measures for those considering seasonal celebrations or family gatherings include:

  • Where possible, plan for all or part of a celebration/gathering to be held outdoors.
  • For those unable to attend due to illness, risk factor, vaccination status or other reasons,  consider virtual gatherings or other contactless celebrations.
  • Everyone attending should self-screen for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening tool before attending an in-person celebration or gathering. Stay home if you are sick, even if symptoms are mild.

Food-based Gatherings

  • Frequently clean and disinfect common touch surfaces (for a listing of Health Canada approved cleaning products and other guidance visit the Manitoba COVID-19 prepare and prevent page)
  • Individuals should wash hands for at least 15 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer prior to and after eating, and before and after handling food or food packaging.
    • Encourage hand hygiene prior to food service by placing handwashing areas/alcohol-based hand sanitizer near the food service area.
  • Do not share utensils, condiments or other objects. Consider having one individual designated to serve guests food to reduce the sharing of utensils. Or, order individual portions from a restaurant or caterer.