In the spirit of following recommended procedures, we ask Members not to visit the ACTRA Manitoba office in person but to conduct business with the office by email or phone: 204-339-9750.
We are sending our Member to Member e-blast twice a month. In addition, please check your email for updates from ACTRA National.
We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
- Information from the Province of Manitoba regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the February 12, 2021 Public Health Act, businesses that are producing a motion picture or television show may operate (item 70, p 36 in the Schedule of businesses permitted to operate) and businesses that conduct communications and broadcasting activities (items 6, 7 and 8 on page 28 of the schedule) may continue to operate.
- ACTRA Manitoba COVID-19 Best Practices Guide.
- ACTRA National’s COVID-19 webpage has information about financial support. Note that the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) opened for applications on October 12, 2020.
- The On Screen Manitoba Producer’s Committee has endorsed the Safety and Health Guidelines for the Manitoba Media Production Industry (Second Edition) (updated June, 2021). The Guide is supplemental to, and not a replacement for, the requirements stipulated by the Government of Manitoba to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is intended to complement the Manitoba Government guidelines listed in Restoring Safe Services: Phase 2 (scroll down to Film Production effective June 1, 2020), an update in Phase 3 (scroll down to Film Production effective June 21, 2020) and under Workplace Guidance for Business Owners. On Screen Manitoba hosted a COVID-19 information session on March 15, 2021 with Producer Ellen Rutter, Nurse and COVID-19 Supervisor Nicole Loewen, and Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. Richard Rusk. Using the updated guide and topics discussed in the information session, OSM has updated its FAQ. Here is a supplementary page with additional resources.