In light of the news announced on Friday October 30, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba that moved the Winnipeg Metro Health region to the "Critical / Red" Pandemic Response System, all Basketball Manitoba sanctioned and insured programs and activities taking place in the Winnipeg Metro region will cease to operate effective immediately.  The stoppage of all basketball activities in the Winnipeg Metro Health Region will remain paused until a time the health status is changed from Red to Orange and is expected to run for at least 2 weeks.  

All other health regions of Manitoba, including Southern Health, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake–Eastern health regions will join the Northern Region to the "Orange" level which will result in any and all Basketball Manitoba sanctioned and insured programs and activities being returned to Phase 2.0 of the Basketball Manitoba Return to Play status, meaning no shared equipment and all players / coaches must maintain social distancing at all times with a maximum of 2 players be hoop.  

Basketball Manitoba has already been advised by the following basketball facilities are closing effective immediately...

  • Sport Manitoba Canada Games Sport for Life Centre
  • University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre
  • Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse 
  • University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
  • Canadian Mennonite University

It is expected that all other basketball facilities will make the same immediate moves including schools, community centres and recreation centres.  

As news on this develops, this article will be updated.  



Note: The colours shown on the map do not reflect the current health status of the area and are included for geographical reference only. 



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

Friday, October 30, 2020

The 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–SantΓ© 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.

For more information on these restrictions click here

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. 

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