COVID-19

Viscount Gort Hotel

Dear Viscount Gort Hotel Guest,

UPDATE August 20, 2020

We are happy to announce that our pool will be open effective Friday August 21, 2020. The pool is open for hotel room guests only. There is a limited occupancy and reservations for a block of time must be made through the front desk. Please contact the hotel for more details.

The Viscount Gort Hotel is pleased to announce that we have relocated a number of VLTs to provide a better gaming experience in Average Joe's Sports Lounge. Hours of operation are 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM. The VLTs will be enabled following social distance guidelines determined by Manitoba Lotteries.

The Gort Dining Room will maintain the hours of 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. We will not have a buffet or brunch at this time. We will continue to maintain the required social distancing measures outlined below:

Change: Occupancy limits are lifted.

These businesses may fully operate if they implement measures to ensure that members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges.

These businesses may fully reopen patios and indoor spaces, as long as tables and seating are arranged so there is a permanent or temporary physical barrier or a two-metre separation between persons sitting at different tables. Restaurants must implement measures to ensure that members of the public when not seated are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges.

Bars, beverage rooms, micro-brewers and similar businesses must continue to implement measures to ensure that members of the public are seated at a table, and are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges. Standing service is not allowed. Dance floors are to remain closed.

Average Joes Sports Lounge will be open at 9:00 AM daily starting June 22, 2020 under the guidelines below:

New Guidance

Activities must enable patrons to maintain a distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. All businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels and limit congregation of groups.

These businesses and services should review workplace guidance for business owners, which is available at: manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html. Key guidelines include:

  • Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work. sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool.
  • Signage should be posted to advise employees and customers that they are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms. Signage is available at: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/resources/index.html.
  • Staff are given information about physical distancing.
  • Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
  • Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
  • Sitting or standing at counters is not allowed unless a two metre separation between groups can be maintained.
  • A distance of two metres/six feet is required between patrons at tables or other stations.
  • Surfaces such as terminals, game equipment, tables, chairs and booths must be cleaned and sanitized between customers.
  • Food services should follow applicable restaurant guidelines (see Phase One - Restaurant Guidelines).
  • Common use items should be removed unless they can be cleaned between customers.
  • Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for frequent cleaning of the facility is in place.
  • Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.

Our fitness center is open for our room guests. We ask that you contact the front desk to book a 60 minute time slot.

As we are all aware there are changes to services available and restrictions that are changing on a daily basis. Please see the link below for the most current updates:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19

This is the best and most reliable source for information on how this pandemic is affecting our Province and city.

The Viscount Gort Hotel is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all our guests and employees and will be following the recommendations of local, provincial and federal governments.

Please stay safe,

Chris Dubberley
General Manager
Viscount Gort Hotel

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