COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

(Last Updated - June 23, 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, as does the information available regarding directives and recommendations. MTAM is working tirelessly to convey information and develop resources for you to effectively manage through this pandemic.

The MTAM office has re-opened by appointment only at this time. Please email for an appointment. Individuals will be asked screening questions prior to entering the office and are encouraged to wear a mask and respect physical distancing guidelines.

This page is dedicated to COVID-19 information and is available on the public side of the website so that you and your staff can easily access the information. Other resources are specific to MTAM members and are found in the Member Portal under the COVID-19 Updates section. We encourage you to check these pages daily to look for new and/or updated information.


Latest Updates - Updated June 23
COVID Vaccination Updates - Updated April 9
Pandemic Response System - Restrictions by Region
MTAM Return to Practice Guidelines
COVID-19 Practice FAQ

Additional Resources

Financial Supports 
Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
Federal/Provincial/Municipal Announcements
Clinical Information
Business Supports
General Pandemic Information


Latest Covid-19 Updates

Current Public Health Restrictions

(Updated June 23)

The Premier of Manitoba and the Chief Public Health Officer announced that public health restrictions would be eased beginning at 12:01am on June 26th.

RMTs may continue practicing with your current guidelines in place including those for screening, PPE, sanitation, hygiene, distancing protocols, etc. 

Student Members should contact their school regarding any changes student practicum guidelines.

Click here to view Public Health Order details.

Since the Phase 1 reopening in May 2020, throughout the following months and with each of the updated orders, RMTs have been permitted to provide massage therapy as therapeutic care to Manitobans. 

During this time, MTAM Members have continued to follow Public Health Orders, MTAM best practice guidelines and have taken precautions in their practices to provide safe, effective massage therapy treatments to Manitobans.

MTAM Members are committed to making a positive contribution to the health and well-being of Manitobans.

Read the updated Public Health Order on the Government of Manitoba website.

PPE & Self-Isolation Update 

(Updated April 21)

A question has come up regarding a possible self-isolation exemption for health professionals who wear specified PPE in their work. MTAM has compiled a response based on information provided by Pubic Health. Please review the update included in PPE sections of our Return to Practice Guidelines and the FAQ.

COVID Vaccination Updates 

(Updated June 11)

Government of Manitoba - Pandemic Response System

Please visit the Government of Manitoba Pandemic Response System website and the Pandemic Response by Region page to learn about the specific responses for your region. MTAM will also email updates to members on RMT specific information as response levels change in each region.

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Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government Announcements
This section contains regular announcements or declarations by both Federal and Provincial Governments.

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Clinical Information
This section contains information on clinical resources available to practitioners based on Shared Health Manitoba, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Health Organization.

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Small Business Resources and Employment Insurance
This section contains information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to your employees and what government supports will be available to employees and self-employed individuals. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more fully developed.

Financial Supports

Business Supports

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General Pandemic Information
This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic and a link to travel advisories that affect all Canadians.

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Additional Resources 

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