The Province of Manitoba announced on February 11, 2022 that Manitoba will begin to ease restrictions related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The province was moved to the Caution yellow level effective February 15, 2022 and is moving towards removing the requirements for proof of vaccination and masks in public places by March 15, 2022. In settings such as personal care homes, shelters, and health-care facilities, public health officials have continued to work with facilities to notify close contacts. The Government announced that on March 8, 2022, that notifying close contacts in personal care homes, shelters, and health-care facilities will no longer take place.
The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba has been following the guidelines issued by Shared Health throughout the pandemic. On February 24, 2022, they announced that PPE will continue to be a requirement within health care facilities. You can view this memo on the Shared Health website here.
The type of PPE required depends on the type of care you are providing your patients. It is important that clinics continue to monitor the Shared Health website for current, up to date information, for health care providers. Below are some important tools that you should continue to use within your clinic.
Provincial Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (updated January 27, 2022)
Covid-19 Point of Care Risk Assessment Tool (Omicron Variant Update)
Screening Tool for Health Care Workers (February 4, 2022)