The 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path sets out a path for more openings and fewer restrictions as vaccination levels rise over the course of the summer. It focuses on the four reopening categories Manitobans value most, three summer holiday milestones for phasing out COVID-19 restrictions, and the two public health responsibilities Manitobans must continue to follow to ensure the province can reopen and stay open.
Four Reopening Categories
The four reopening categories Manitobans want most are:
- Gathering and socializing. Reunite with family and friends. Take part in weddings, end-of-life celebrations and events. Meet indoors and outdoors. Exercise and participate in sports. Children and youth can attend day camps, hang out at recreation centres and play. Attend services at your church, temple or mosque. Participate in First Nations, Inuit, Metis and urban Indigenous ceremonies and celebrations. Receive in-person community supports.
- Travel and tourism. Fly or drive to anywhere in Canada without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon return. Explore Manitoba. Visit faraway family and friends. Return to the land. Enjoy Manitoba’s nature and beauty.
- Shopping and services. Buy what you want, where you want, when you want. Renew your business and secure employment opportunities.
- Dining out and entertainment. Enjoy indoor and outdoor meals, drinks and entertainment with friends and family.
Three Holiday Milestones
As long as vaccination uptake continues to rise and COVID-19 remains under control by the time of each long weekend milestone, Manitoba will proceed to ease more and more restrictions.
- By Canada Day (July 1) – 25% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities as well as increased gathering sizes with restrictions for some sectors.
- By August Long (August 2) – 50% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities as well as increased gathering sizes, with fewer restrictions for specific sectors.
- By Labour Day (September 6) – All services, facilities and businesses will reopen, with limited restrictions in some cases.
We can regain our lives and livelihoods only if we keep COVID away. Every Manitoban can help us, collectively, have the summer we want. We can do this by:
- Getting fully vaccinated. Every eligible Manitoban must get vaccinated as soon as they can. Not just one dose but both doses to provide maximum protection against COVID coming back and public health restrictions being necessary once again.
- Following all public health orders. Every Manitoban must follow the ongoing public health orders that protect you, your family, and our health care system from COVID-19.
If we do these two things, we can reopen and stay open.
These responsibilities allow us to achieve what we need to reopen:
- High vaccination levels. More and more Manitobans get dose one, then dose two of their vaccines.
- Low COVID-19 levels. Case counts, test positivity rates and ICU admissions are declining or low.
How will we move along the 4-3-2 One Great Summer Path?
In the week before each holiday milestone, announcements will be made about specific reopening plans focused on activities Manitobans miss the most. These decisions will be based on progress towards the twin goals of more vaccinations and less COVID-19 in our communities and hospitals.
What Vaccination Levels are Required for Each Holiday Milestone?
The only sure way to protect ourselves and our health care system from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated.
One vaccination dose offers initial protection. Two vaccination doses offer the highest possible protection.
- Canada Day – 70/25
- 70%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
- and 25%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.
- August Long – 75/50
- 75%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
- and 50%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.
- Labour Day – 80/75
- 80%+ of all Manitobans age 12 and above have received their 1st vaccination dose;
- and 75%+ have received their 2nd vaccination dose.