Restoring Safe Services

Manitoba’s first steps to safely ease public health measures are part of an overall strategy - one that is gradual, evidence-informed, and proportionate to the level of COVID-19 infection and risk in the community - and in keeping with the pandemic goals of minimizing serious illness/death and societal disruption.

This roadmap highlights critical public health measures that will be in place for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies the criteria for easing public health measures. It provides recommendations on how to operationalize and implement mitigation strategies, outlines the initial measures that can be eased, and sets out options for future changes.

All of these steps have been developed with advice from the chief provincial public health officer and in consultation with stakeholders. As the situation evolves, information on this page will be clarified and updated based on the expert advice from public health and workplace health and safety officials.

NOTE: If results during or at the end of phase one or any future phases are not favourable, the province will not proceed with further easing of secondary public health measures and may reintroduce others.

NOTE: Phase Two has not yet started. When an official start date is determined, it will be announced and posted here.

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Initial Pandemic Response
A number of public health measures were implemented during the Manitoba’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners
Information has been developed to support businesses permitted to operate

Restoring Services: Phase One
Phase One of Manitoba’s economic recovery began on May 4, 2020.

Restoring Services: Phase 2 - DRAFT PLAN
If the results of phase one of restoring services are positive, additional activities and business may restart or reopen in a limited manner.

Future Phases
Following Phase Two, additional phases will be considered.

Public health and state of emergency orders for businesses are enforced by public health inspectors

Guidance for Industry Sectors
A number of local and national organizations have developed materials to support different industry sectors through the COVID-19 pandemic.


On April 20, 2020, Manitoba announced it would begin a careful, multi-phased effort next week to gradually restore services, open some non-essential businesses and increase recreational opportunities while maintaining physical distancing advice. Note that public health advice in the document may have been updated based on public health advice since the document was released. Visit this website for the most current information.

Restoring Safe Services Together: The Roadmap

Restoring Safe Services

Restoring Safe Services Together: The Roadmap (pdf)

Restoring Safe Services Together: Phase 2 - DRAFT PLAN

Restoring Safe Services

Restoring Safe Services Together: Phase 2 - DRAFT PLAN (pdf)