Non-essential items refer to any good and products not set out in the orders. ... Manitoba, R2X 3B6. New COVID-19 public health orders will prohibit people from having anyone inside their home who doesn't live there, with few exceptions, and businesses from selling non-essential items. Liquor and cannabis sales … That can lead to conflict for cashiers, who are placed in the position of deciding whether a customer can purchase an item, Graham said. Liquor and cannabis sales will also be permitted. WATCH | Manitoba clamps down on non-essential shopping: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman called on the province to close that loophole and ban the sale of non-essential items. This includes the sale of live pets, pet toys, animal training supplies and pet furniture, such as a bed, postage stamps, boxes, envelopes, packing tape, mailing labels, bubble wrap and packing paper, 16. New Public Health Emergency Orders are in force effective December 12, 2020.These orders allow retailers to sell "seasonal items" to in-person shoppers in addition to essential items. Restaurants remain limited to delivery and … The document below is intended to provide guidance to retail businesses by listing examples of what may be considered essential, non-essential and seasonal items under the Public Health Emergency Orders. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin pleaded with Manitobans to stay home as new public health orders came into effect Friday. Manitoba's Chief Provincial Public Health Officer issued Public Health Emergency Orders on November 21, 2020, declaring that a retail business may open but it may only sell essential items to members of the public who are shopping in person at the business. Existing orders limiting public gatherings outside the home to five people remain in effect, to allow for events such as weddings, funerals and baptisms to take place. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and is for guidance purposes only. “The current trend of COVID-19 cases and wide-spread community transmission is unsustainable and causing significant strain on our health-care system,” said Roussin. Curbside pickup of non-essential items will still be allowed. No guests allowed in homes, non-essential items off store shelves in new Manitoba health orders. Personal protective equipment and protective clothing for use in the workplace, masks, respirators, gloves, safety glasses or goggles, safety, tactical or combat boots or shoes, overalls and protective aprons, protective headgear, reflective clothing and medical uniforms and scrubs, non-protective work uniforms and sunglasses, pet food, bird feed, food and water bowls, collar, leash, ID tags, animal health products (nail clippers, first aid supplies, toothbrush and toothpaste) carriers, kitty litter, training pads and diapers, grooming supplies. Comments are welcome while open. Cell phones and cell phone accessories, cell phones, chargers, protective cases, and headphones, 17. ... Non-essential items - including electronics, toys, sports equipment, flowers, jewelry, books and others - will need to be moved off the shopping floor but … Manitoba’s current red-level public health orders, which prohibit nearly all visitors at private residences and forbid the sale of non-essential items in stores, will expire at 11:59 p.m. Friday. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Non-essential items refer to any goods and products not set out in the orders. "People are going to be working overtime to comply to these orders, and we hope that there is just some patience in getting there," said John Graham, director of government relations for the council's Prairie region. Under the orders, the operator of a retail business must ensure that: The new Public Health Emergency Orders exempt thrift stores from the prohibition on selling non-essential items to in-person shoppers. Businesses that violate the public health orders could be hit with a $5,000 fine. Under the earlier critical-level orders, only stores that sold essential items were allowed to remain open, but many of those businesses also sold non-essential items. New COVID-19 public health orders will prohibit people from having anyone inside their home who doesn't live there, with few exceptions, and businesses from selling non-essential items in stores. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. For further information and to consult the current Public Health Emergency Orders please visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/ restartmb/prs/orders/index.html. non-essential items are removed from areas of the business to which members of the public have access; members of the public are physically prevented from gaining access to non-essential items at the business; or. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. WATCH | Full news conference on COVID-19 | Nov. 19, 2020: Cameron MacLean is a journalist living in Winnipeg, where he was born and raised. Non-essential items will be sectioned off from stores so that customers can not purchase them. Any store that sells human or pet food is deemed essential. Premier Brian Pallister warned people against using the time before then to stock up on non-essential items. All Manitoba non-essential retailers to close and in-store shopping is also restricted to essential goods only for those allowed to remain open. After this date, please consult manitoba.ca/covid19 for information about the application of public health orders to retail businesses. The Manitoba government has announced a new digital campaign to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes serious restrictions on retail stores and what people can purchase. "We all understand that the next few weeks are not going to be easy, but there is a reward waiting for us if we do the right things now," Pallister said. This includes restrictions on gatherings in public buildings, and private homes. "Despite that, we saw people gathering at rallies, we saw crowded parking lots at big-box stores, we saw people continue to go out for non-essential items," Roussin said at a news conference Thursday. SHARE WINNIPEG -- Manitoba is officially under tightened health orders beginning today. Thrift stores are also being allowed to open with capacity limits and sell not just winter clothing or other items previously deemed as essential. Beer, wine and liquor stores and alcohol producers will be open. "So don't think you can profit in the short term at the expense of putting lives at risk," he said. People who live alone will also be allowed to have one designated person in their home as a visitor, and they can also visit that person. Manitoba is clamping down on private gatherings and businesses selling non-essential items in an effort to slow the alarming rise in coronavirus infections in the province. Liquor and cannabis sales will also be permitted. Hunting, fishing and trapping supplies, sonar and GPS devices, firearms, ammunition, rods and reels, binoculars, rangefinders, crossbows, bait, life jackets, knives and knife-sharpening equipment, non-protective clothing, footwear, camping grills and cooking stoves (may be considered small household appliances), camping cots, fire pits and backpacks, small and large power tools, wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, tape measures, screws, nails, door knobs, hinges, levels, and similar type items, 21. Manitoba's restrictions are the strongest in the country, but some people and businesses violated the "spirit" of the original orders, which made these stricter measures necessary, Pallister said. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. 3. The further restrictions on capacity will also likely lead to longer lines at many stores, Graham said. "Don't rush out to the stores … to take advantage of the opportunity to hurt yourself and others," he said at the news conference. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Manitoba bans in-store sales of non-essential items, visitors to homes with some exceptions The new health orders aim to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections by … On Monday, Roussin said the orders are under review, but new rules have not been determined. The restrictions will remain in effect until at least Dec. 11. Non-essential holiday items are blocked off at Walmart in Winnipeg. Previous public health orders simply limited capacity at 25 per cent, without a hard cap on numbers. While not exhaustive, it is an improvement and will be … We know you want to be there for your family and friends. Material used for the construction of residential and commercial buildings. “Some Manitobans, and unfortunately some retailers as well, are going against the spirit of those rules,” Premier Brian Pallister said. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. The orders also refined the list of essential items. Materials, parts and components for the maintenance, repair or construction of residential or commercial building systems, plumbing, electrical and lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems such as generators, wood, propane or similar heating sources. Further, the list may be revised from time to time for clarification or in the event that the Public Health Emergency Orders are amended. Items deemed essential under the new orders include food, personal care and health products, baby and child-care items, outdoor winter clothing and pet supplies. This includes jewelry, flowers, perfume, other cosmetics, consumer electronics, sporting equipment, books and toys. Doctors Manitoba, meanwhile, says it supports the restrictions. Non-essential items include books, toys, jewelry, flowers, perfume, consumer electronics and sporting equipment. Store shelves were covered with plastic on Nov. 20 in the hours before new Manitoba restrictions banning the sale of non-essential items took effect. If a retail business primarily sells used clothing, footwear or household articles, it may sell non-essential items to in-person shoppers. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. A list of essential and non-essential items are set out in the orders and in the backgrounder attached. He has more than a decade of experience covering news in the city and across the province, working in print, radio, television and online. Over the weekend, RCC was able to secure an update to the Manitoba Health Order (November 22, 2020) that allows for gift cards, prepaid credit cards and newspapers to be considered as essential items. There were 475 new cases and eight more deaths announced on Thursday. Manitoba government has ordered all non-essential services to close under The Public Health Act as approved by the minister of health, seniors and active living to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. Businesses that sell essential items such as food, medication, office supplies and major appliances will be required to remove any non-essential goods from the shelves or rope off those areas. Including interior finishes such as flooring, lighting, paint, flooring, carpeting, etc, decorative items such as blinds and curtains, 22. As of Friday, November 20, 2020, essential retailers must prohibit the purchase of … Continued RCC is relentlessly pushing to get all non-essential retailers reopened as soon as possible. The orders are in force until January 8, 2021. For the purposes of the current state of emergency relating to COVID-19, the government of Ontario has deemed the following services essential: 1. Items deemed essential under the new orders include food, personal care and health products, baby and child-care items, outdoor winter clothing and pet supplies. Gas stations, pharmacies, restaurant takeout facilities and food delivery services will also be open. WINNIPEG -- Under Manitoba’s Code Red restrictions, stores that are allowed to stay open cannot sell any non-essential items in person. A representative of the Retail Council of Canada said although retailers understand what needs to be done, they are disappointed that Manitoba has reached the point of needing further restrictions on the few remaining stores that are allowed open. Products related to food preparation or storage, aluminum foil, saran wrap and food containers, pots and pans, utensils (spatulas, whisks, kitchen knives or similar items), cutting boards, dishcloths, tea towels and disposable food products such as disposable plates, forks knives, etc, dinnerware, bowls, serving items, speciality items such as popsicle molds, pasta makers, silicone baking mats, cannoli tubes or similar items, soap and skin care products, hair care products, dental care products, eye care products, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, razors and shaving cream, brushes, combs, elastics, hair dye, nail polish and cosmetics, perfume, blow dryers, hair straighteners, curling irons and decorative hair accessories, prescription drugs, over the counter medication, vitamins and supplements, birth control and first aid products, corrective lenses and glasses, wheel chairs, walkers, canes, splints and similar products or supplies, lift chairs (recliners), prosthetics, and mastectomy bras, diapers, wipes, baby bottles and other infant feeding and nursing accessories, infant clothing and sleepers, car seats, cribs, strollers, infant carriers, baby gates and monitors, children's toys, children's books and children's clothing, toilet paper, tissue paper and paper towels, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, bleach, cleaning agents, cleaning cloths and brushes, mops and brooms, vacuums and air fresheners, 9.Household safety and protection products, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, firewood, flashlights, lighters and survival candles, portable heaters and fire extinguishers, winter jackets, snow pants, underwear, winter headwear, gloves and mitts, socks, pantyhose, and winter boots, footwear (excluding winter boots), non-seasonal clothing for adults and children, 12. Some holiday items are OK to buy, though. This includes jewelry, flowers, perfume, consumer electronics, sporting equipment, books and toys. For further information and to consult the current Public Health Emergency Orders please visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html. Businesses will continue to be required to sell non-essential items only online or via curbside pickup. Where there is a discrepancy between this list and the Public Health Emergency Orders, the Public Health Emergency Orders prevail. With cases still spiking, Manitoba has announced stiff new COVID-19 restrictions, including what officials call the toughest retail restrictions in Canada, meaning Manitobans will soon find it hard to buy anything not deemed essential. Stores in Manitoba are currently prohibited under public health orders from selling items considered non-essential, such as perfume, toys, or books. The Manitoba government is adding teeth to province-wide COVID-19 restrictions, banning gatherings at private residences and limiting retail sales to essential items only. Parts and supplies for all types of motor vehicles and watercraft, various parts and supplies for all types of motor vehicles and watercrafts (including ATV's and motorcycles), air fresheners, ashtrays, seat and steering wheel covers, floor mats, and sunshades, refrigerators, freezers, kitchen stoves, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers and air conditioning units, coffeemakers, electric kettles, toasters, blenders, stand mixers, food processors, crockpots, and pressure cookers, 19. The orders are in force until January 8, 2021. Manitoba Bans In-Store Sale of “Non-Essential” Items WINNIPEG – The province of Manitoba has moved to clamp down in efforts to slow the growth of COVID-19. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Despite the efforts of stores to remove items or cordon off sections, Graham says customers in other jurisdictions with similar restrictions still try to buy items that they consider to be essential, but the orders do not. 2. The orders come into effect on Friday, except for the rule requiring businesses to prevent access to non-essential items; businesses must not sell non-essential goods starting Friday, but have until Saturday to remove them from shelves or rope off those areas of stores. Starting Friday, the businesses considered vital enough to stay open in Manitoba's near-lockdown can only sell in-store what public health deems essential. If a retail business primarily sells used clothing, footwear or household articles, it may sell non-essential items to in-person shoppers. But the best way to support the ones you love is to stay home and stop the spread," a statement from the professional association said. These new orders come as the per capita daily COVID-19 case numbers in Manitoba remain the highest in Canada, despite the government moving the entire province to red, or critical — the highest level on the pandemic response system. "We know these restrictions are difficult. Items deemed essential under the new orders include food, personal care and health products, baby and child-care items, outdoor winter clothing and pet supplies. "The best thing we can do for our local businesses … to help them get back into business, is to beat COVID down.". Products related to property maintenance, shovels, brooms, snow blowers, sand and road salt, plants, gardening supplies and yard decorations, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, calculators, paper, notebooks, binders, glue sticks, folders, pencil sharpeners, and graph paper, lunch bags, backpacks, laptop bags, toner, ink cartridges, printers, computers and other consumer electronic products, indoor and outdoor holiday decorations, Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, gift wrap, gift bags, tissue paper, tags, bows, greeting cards and seasonal religious items such as menorahs and holiday or religious candles, toys, clothing, other items traditionally exchanged as gifts or seasonal sporting equipment such as hockey skates, skis, toboggans or snowshoes, plates, bowls, glassware, flatware (forks, spoons, knives), mugs, bakeware, small appliances such as a coffee pot, toaster, waffle makers, decorative items, linens and towels (bathroom linen, bedroom linen, curtains, cushion covers, placemats, tablecloths, pillows, picture frames, framed art and similar items, couches, mattresses, bed frames, chairs, tables, desks, nightstands, home storage, waste baskets and similar items, calendars, planners, staplers, paperclips, post-it notes, desk organizers, paper shredders, hard drives, USB/flash drives, whiteboards, toner, ink cartridges, printers, copiers, computers, monitors, and other consumer electronic products, computers, tablets, printers, video game consoles, televisions, speakers and smart home devices, radios, audio/video/data power cables and similar items and related accessories, non-commercial paint, sewing machines, fabric, beads, jewellery, yarn, artist's canvas, sketchbooks, art desks and easels, clay and sculpting supplies and thread and similar materials for sewing, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, water coolers, musical instruments, jewellery, flowers, perfume, consumer electronics, sporting equipment, books and toys. Allowing in-person sales of seasonal decorations such as trees, garland and ornaments, religious items such as menorahs and candles. Previous orders, which came into effect last week, allowed gatherings at private residences of up to five people beyond those who normally live there, although Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin and others pleaded with Manitobans to stay home and only go out for essential items. The new restrictions on gatherings only apply to private residences. The list of businesses considered essential under Manitoba’s latest round of ... non-essential retail stores and ... which are allowed to stay open because of the essential items they also sell. Non-essential items are taped off in a Canadian tire store in Winnipeg. The Manitoba government is deeming some additional items as essential and excluding five more remote communities from the ban on selling non-essential items in-person. Grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and similar markets will remain open. Following continually rising cases and frustration by Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer regarding the amount of in-store shopping for non-essential items, the province has announced strict new rules that will prohibit non-essential products from being sold in-store for most of the province. The decision comes after today’s […] WATCH | Manitoba has to take 'drastic measures': Exceptions to the no-visitors rule include visits between a child and a parent or guardian who does not normally live with that child, and people providing child care or other services deemed essential, such as education, construction or repairs, and deliveries. Acknowledging the complexity of defining non-essential items, the Manitoba government has prepared a clarity document intended to provide guidance to retail businesses and inspectors on what are “essential” items. Manitoba is clamping down on private gatherings and businesses selling non-essential items in an effort to slow the alarming rise in coronavirus infections in the province. "So we're left with no choice but to announce further measures to protect Manitobans, to limit the spread of this virus.". The new orders also further restrict capacity at large retailers to either 25 per cent of normal capacity or a maximum of 250 people, whichever is lower. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Businesses must provide proof that the capacity limits have not been exceeded if an enforcement official requests it, the province said. Fact Sheet: Essential Items for Retail Sale (pdf) - December 12, 2020, https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html, https://manitoba.ca/covid19/ restartmb/prs/orders/index.html, State of Emergency and Public Health Orders, 2. While the order only remains in force until Dec. 11, plants, gardening supplies and flowers were unfortunately deemed non-essential items – but there are options for customers. Provincial officials give update on COVID-19 outbreak: Thusday, November 19, 2020. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. On April 3, Premier Doug Ford announced changes to the or… Manitoba’s government announced Dec. 8 that current public health orders, which are due to expire Dec. 11, are being extended until Jan. 8 with some adjustments. The Manitoba government said on Friday the Costco on McGillivray Boulevard was handed a $5,000 fine on Thursday for selling non-essential items. 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