By Nolan Kowal, Sport Performance Specialist
May 9, 2021

The Province of Manitoba announced that as of Sunday, May 9, 2021, the following changes to public health orders relating to sport will be in place and are in effect through May 30, 2021. 

Click here to view the press release with full details from the announcement.

The current orders have been updated and made available online here (PDF). Those pertaining to sporting activities include:

2(1) Except as otherwise permitted by these Orders,

(a) all indoor gatherings on private property are prohibited;

(b) all outdoor gatherings on private property are prohibited; and

(c) all persons are prohibited from assembling in a gathering of more than 5 persons at an outdoor public place.


13(1) Subject to subsection (2), outdoor sporting and recreational facilities, including golf courses, may open, subject to the requirements of this section.

13(2) Outdoor pools, splash pads and wading pools must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

13(3) Persons may engage in any type of outdoor sporting or recreational activity but they must not engage in an activity as part of a group of more than 5 persons.

13(4) No organized team games are permitted at an outdoor sporting facility.

13(5) All persons engaged in an outdoor sporting or recreational activity must maintain a separation of at least two metres from other participants.

13(6) No spectators are permitted at an outdoor sporting facility.


14(1) All indoor sporting facilities, including swimming pools, must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

14(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent gymnasiums with volleyball or basketball courts in public and private schools from being used for physical education classes and practices during school hours.


15(1) Subject to subsection (2), all gyms, fitness centres and yoga studios must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

15(2) Outdoor classes with up to 5 participants, including the instructor, may be conducted by the operator of a gym, fitness centre or yoga studio.

Sport Manitoba facility updates under current public health orders: 

  • Sport Manitoba Performance is closed
  • The Sport Manitoba Fitness Centre is closed
  • Courts, Flex Space, and meeting rooms are closed
  • Sport Manitoba Clinic, Konica Minolta Print Hub, and the parkade continue to be open
  • The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on the main floor remains closed until further notice.


October 22, 2020

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.


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