Manitoba restaurants resume in-house dining service

Restaurants in Manitoba can today begin welcoming guests back into their facilities for dine-in service.

As part of the province’s second phase of restoring service, restaurants will be subject to occupancy limits of 50 per cent of normal business levels. Seating must be arranged so that the two-metre social distancing guidelines can be adhered to between tables, whether indoors or on patios. Bars, distilleries, and micro-brewers in Manitoba can also now serve guests at a 50 per cent capacity.

Businesses will still have to follow the rules set out in Manitoba’s first phase of reopening, which includes stipulations such as a moratorium on buffet service and the cleaning of all surfaces, including booths and chairs, between customers.