As the Province of Manitoba moves forward with its plan to gradually re-open businesses and services, the MHA will provide updates on how hotels are affected.
Please check this page often for up-to-date information.
Public Health Orders are currently in place which include the following measures:
To read the full Public Health Order, please click here.
To read the full list of protocols for re-opening your pool, click here.
Click here to review all guidelines related to the Phase Four re-openings.
For retail businesses, operational guidelines include:
Further details are available on page 23 of the Province’s “Restoring Safe Services” Guide. (Click here)
For restaurants and other food service establishments, operational guidelines include:
Further guidance from the Department of Health is available (click here).
Further details are also available on page 24 of the Province’s “Restoring Safe Services” Guide. (Click here)
For beverage rooms, operational guidelines include:
The MHA is providing COVID-19 signage for hotels to display at their properties.
Manitoba Tourism Education Council “Clean it Right” Training for Hotels
In response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC) will launch a new program – “Clean it Right Training for the Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Industry” - on June 1, 2020.
Clean it Right (CIL) is an on-line training program designed to provide awareness and education about proper cleanliness.
The program will be delivered in 3 distinct modules. The first module will be for hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts.
The CIL program will be FREE for tourism, hospitality and retail businesses until June 1, 2021.
For more details about this new program, click here.
Additional resources regarding cleanliness and infection prevention for hotels are available on the Hotel Association of Canada website. (click here)
The MHA has compiled a list of companies currently selling PPE.
If you are an MHA Allied Member who would like to be added to the list, or an MHA Hotel Member who would like a copy of the list – please contact the MHA Office.
Things to consider if you are in a position to start bringing some or all of your staff back to work:
While hotels are currently permitted to operate some parts of their business, we recognize that some have made the difficult decision to close down entirely at this time.
Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions, providers of the MHA’s property insurance program, has provided us with information to help hotels secure their properties when they are closed or partially closed.
Click here to review the Non-Operational Buildings document, which contains advice about securing the building’s fire suppression systems, heating systems, plumbing systems, as well as personal safety for those who remain on the premise.
Click here to review a checklist of tasks to be performed while the building is closed.
We also want to remind members with VLTs that you should be powering up your machines at least every 30 days to maintain their batteries. Click here to read the previously issued memo from MBLL on this topic.