By Nolan Kowal, Sport Performance Specialist
Sport Manitoba facility updates under public health orders in effect beginning September 3, 2021:
- Anyone over the age of 18 using the court and flex spaces, training in Performance, working out in the Fitness Centre, or visiting the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in the Sport Manitoba facility will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Friday, September 3. You’ll be asked to show your QR code or vaccine card along with a photo ID. Alternatively, you can provide proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason you cannot receive a vaccine for COVID-19.
- Masks are mandatory throughout the facility, except for those actively participating in an activity
- Sport Manitoba Fitness Centre is open to existing and new members
- Sport Manitoba Performance is open and available to book
- Courts and Flex Space are open and available to book
- Sport Manitoba Clinic, Konica Minolta Print Hub, and parkade continue to be open
- All meeting rooms are open and available to book
- Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is open
Below are the updated public health orders related to sport and recreation:
- Indoor sporting and recreational facilities must not operate unless the admission of members of the public to the facility is restricted to the following:
- persons who produce proof that they are fully immunized
- persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19
- persons under 18 years of age
- Outdoor gatherings in public spaces are limited to 500 people.
- The number of spectators at an outdoor sporting or recreational facility must not exceed 50% of the usual spectator capacity of the facility.
- As proof of vaccination is required for indoor sport facilities, no spectator capacity restrictions apply.
- Facilities must implement measures to ensure that members of the public who are not engaged in sporting or recreational activities are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public while at the facility.
Return to Play
The provincial sport organization makes the final decision on return-to-play plans for their sport. The government does not, although the restrictions and guidelines put in place by the government and health authorities are built into the plans. Sport organizations can strengthen or amplify the regulations if they choose. To review a return-to-play plan, please visit the provincial sport organization’s website.
For accurate, timely information on COVID-19, visit Manitoba.ca/covid19