UPDATE: Friday, February 5th – Yesterday, the Province announced that they are considering the further loosening of some public health restrictions.
Please note that at this time, all Athletics Manitoba sanctioned activities continue to be suspended province wide. This includes all club and group training.
Sport Manitoba has provided clarification of the following proposed change:
- allowing gyms to reopen at 25 per cent capacity for one-on-one and individual training sessions with adequate physical distancing, with no group classes
“Gyms” in this context refers only to a fitness centre, and the consideration is for the fitness centre to permit one-on-one training or individual workout sessions, with proper physical distancing and mask procedures in place.
“Gyms” in this context does not refer to gymnasiums in schools, gymnastics clubs, or recreation centres etc. where sport practices, games, or training as teams or individuals could occur. These activities are not included in this proposed change to the public health orders.
The province’s EngageMB portal for feedback on the proposed changes is still live online and we encourage you to participate in this public engagement survey. To provide your input, visit https://engagemb.ca
We will provide further and more detailed updates regarding the resumption of training once they become available.
Public Health’s key takeaways:
- Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.
- Stay home if sick.
- Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
- If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk.
- Get a flu shot.
As always, we will do everything we can to assist and support our athletes, coaches and members.