Brandon businesses begin to open under phase 1 of the Province’s plan for reopening the economy

Darryl Wolski
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The Province of Manitoba introduced phase 1 of the re-opening of the Province on Monday.

Golf courses, hair salons and patios were were among the businesses listed who were allowed to open under several rules and restrictions as set out by the province.

Janet Sawatzky, from Studio 13 Salon on 13th Street, said business has brisk since opening Monday and the salon is totally booked up until June. They have also posted a detailed list of steps required for clients entering the establishment.

Studio 13 Brandon MB

Jason Earl, from Glen Lea Golf Course, also said that business has been steady and solid even with the new rules having been put in place.

Glen Lea Golf Course Brandon MB
Glen Lea Golf Course Brandon MB

When visiting Brandon Source for Sports, at 2025 Brandon Ave, you will first be met by a staff member outside to explain the rules of entering the store as well as been provided education on how the staff will sanitize after each sale.

Source for Sports Brandon MB

Finally, the patios are now able to open if they so choose and yesterday at Montana’s customers were able to eat and drink and enjoy the sun.

Montana’s patio Brandon MB

According to the Province of Manitoba phase 2 could start no earlier than June 1st – 2020

If the results of phase one of restoring services are positive, the following activities and business may restart or reopen in a limited manner. Other changes may be considered as the results of phase one are reviewed.

If results during or at the end of phase one are not positive, the province will not proceed with further easing of public health measures and may reintroduce others.

PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Public gatherings such as social gatherings, worship, weddings and funerals may be permitted up to increase, following a review of the health risk and as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

RESTAURANTS
Restaurants may be able to reopen indoor spaces to operate at 50 per cent capacity, in addition to take-out, delivery, patio and walk-up service, as long as physical distancing requirements are met. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels.

PERSONAL SERVICES BUSINESSES
Manicurists and pedicurists may be considered for opening.

FILM PRODUCTION
Film productions may resume if operations maintain occupancy and activity levels to allow people to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges.

NON-CONTACT CHILDREN’S SPORTS
Seasonal non-contact children’s sports activities may operate if they maintain occupancy and activity levels that allow people to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. Overnight camps will not be permitted.