Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Information for Cottage Owners

Effective May 4, seasonal campgrounds, vacation cabins and yurts have been added to the list of businesses that may operate, provide that occupancy levels are maintained in order to allow staff and customers to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges.

Manitoba pulled together and was able to get ahead of COVID-19. Let’s continue to be vigilant even as we start to reduce public health orders and enjoy our great outdoors.

Follow the guidelines when travelling to our cabins, campgrounds, trails, parks and cottages by being Covid Careful in Cottage Country.

The attached poster and info sheet provides the guidelines for you and your family to follow to help remain safe and to protect others. Print it out and post it in your window at the cottage or cabin to show that you continue to be careful while enjoying the outdoors.

I'm COVID careful in cottage country
Cottage Country Poster
  Cottage Country Guidelines
Visting Cottage Country COVID-19 Guidelines


Guidelines for travelling to your cottage or second residence:

  • Do not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or diffculty breathing). If you have any symptoms, use the screening tool at: before you travel to see if you need to be tested.
  • If you or anyone with you begins to feel ill or experiences COVID-19 symptoms, return home immediately.
  • Do not use local health providers, unless it is an emergency.
  • In the event of a medical emergency requiring evacuation, be sure you can contact local authorities. Emergency contact information varies by region. Ensure you collect and take that information with you before you leave home.
  • Public offcials have advised people not to travel outside Manitoba, with some exceptions. These rules apply only to travel in Manitoba. Authorities in other provinces control restrictions in those provinces.

2 meters apart

  • Travel with immediate family members who live with you.
  • Do not visit others outside of your immediate family.
  • Maintain a two-metre distance from all non-family members.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Take required prescription drugs and medical supplies.
  • Use local restaurant patios and shop at local businesses, but use curbside or pick-up services where available.
  • Avoid tasks that may result in injury.

We are going to the cabin in Ontario, do we have to self-isolate when we return?

Currently, all travellers (international and domestic) are required to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon arriving in Manitoba.  Additional information, including a list of exceptions can be viewed online at Among these exceptions listed in the public health order, you will find:

  • Manitoba residents who regularly travel outside Manitoba to areas that are close to the Manitoba border to work, access health services or for other essential purposes, including access to their property or business, if they:
    • are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19,
    • restrict their travel outside Manitoba to the minimum required for the purpose of their visit, and
    • limit their use of local services to the minimum required given the circumstances of their visit

If you are travelling to your cottage or second residence, please follow these guidelines.

Authorities in other provinces control restrictions in those provinces, so it is best to also verify travel restrictions in the area where you plan to travel.