COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

(Last Updated - September 3, 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 September 3
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 September 3)

With respect to the recent announcement of upcoming changes to the Public Health Orders and as it pertains to vaccinations or regular COVID testing for Health Professionals, the MTAM office will be sending an email to members as soon as further clarification is received from the Minister's office. 

Mandatory mask use in indoor public spaces was reinstated on August 28th.

MTAM has always strongly recommended that Members continue to:

  • Wear masks when in close contact for extended periods when physical distancing cannot be maintained and any other time it’s deemed appropriate. 
  • Ask clients to wear masks whenever appropriate.
  • Follow standards of practice for screening, sanitation, hygiene, distancing protocols. Review the August 4th email for details.

Future waves and virus variants continue to be a concern that we will have to navigate as we move forward. Regional restrictions may still be implemented if changes are noted in the coming weeks. Members are advised to pay close attention to Public Health announcements and MTAM emails for updates.



COVID Vaccination Updates 

(Updated July 29th)


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.

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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