Sport Manitoba: COVID-19 Update

Dear Sport Partners,

Due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19, Sport Manitoba is suspending operations of the Fitness Centre, Performance, courts, flex space and meeting rooms effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. 
Your collaboration is of great value to Sport Manitoba. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience as we know how important our activity and meeting spaces are to the physical health, operations and overall well-being of our sport community. 
Thank you for your understanding as we engage in this precautionary measure to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our community.
We also want to share that Sport Manitoba is following the recommendations put forth by the Province of Manitoba and is requiring its staff to take the following precautions:

Sport Manitoba staff who are affected by the Province’s advisory that schools will take an extended three-week spring break will be contacted by their Directors to develop a work schedule plan.

People are encouraged to take common prevention measures including regular handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry hands thoroughly. As an alternative, you can also use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if your hands are not visibly dirty.  

Please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

Employees are asked to hold virtual/phone meetings in lieu of in-person meetings and minimize prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two meters/ six feet) contact between other individuals.

Avoid greetings that involve touching, such as handshakes as well. 

If you have recently traveled internationally, including the USA, staff are asked to contact their supervisor and self-isolate for 14 days. 

If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (coughing, sneezing, fever, sore throat, etc.), they are asked to contact their supervisor and self-isolate for 14 days as recommended by the Province of Manitoba.

If you are concerned about your exposure to or risk of having COVID-19, please first call Health Links–Info Sante at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) to ensure you receive medical advice appropriate to your specific health concerns.

 We will continue to keep you informed as new information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at


Jeff Hnatiuk | President & CEO
Sport Manitoba