Winnipeg Code Red- Amateur Sport Suspended


Winnipeg Code RED

By provincial health orders- amateur sports (fencing included) and recreation programming will be suspended temporarily starting Monday, November 2.

  • Provincial team training suspended starting October 30, 2020 (Sport MB temporarily suspending sport activity) until restrictions are lifted.
  • Fencing clubs will be closed, according to provincial health orders, starting Monday November 2 until restrictions are lifted.

Please see the links below for more details:

COVID-19 Update: Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Moves to Code Red

By Janet McMahon | Interim President & CEO of Sport ManitobaThe Province of Manitoba announced today that the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region is being upgraded to Code Red, effective Monday, November 2, 2020 for two weeks.

New restrictions include:

  • All recreational facilities, group sports, arcades, bowling, etc. suspended.
  • All indoor and outdoor sport facilities closed.
  • Gyms and fitness centres will have reduced capacity to 25 per cent and masks will be mandatory, even when exercising
    • This includes Sport Manitoba’s fitness centre and performance.

Effective immediately the Sport Manitoba courts and flex space are closed for rentals, and the meeting rooms are closed. Sport Manitoba is encouraging our staff who have the ability to work remotely to do so over these next two weeks.

The Interlake–Eastern health region, Prairie Mountain Health region, and Southern Health–Santé Sud health region will be upgraded to Code Orange as per the Pandemic Response System. The Northern health region is currently in Code Orange and will continue to observe:

  • Reduced spectators at sports and recreation facilities to 25 per cent. This occupancy limit applies to the entire facility.
    • Ex: if a lobby’s capacity is 20 people, 5 people are allowed at once
  • Gyms and fitness centers require contact information for all attendees and mask use at all times, except when exercising.
  • Encourage one parent only to attend children’s activities.

Read more information on these restrictions.

Click here to view the full release from today’s announcement.

Public Health’s key takeaways from today’s announcement include:

  • 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.

We all need to work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our community safe.