Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Designated Persons

COTM requires all registered occupational therapists to comply with the provincial public health orders.

The current orders under the Emergency Measures Act, the Public Health Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act can be found here: Manitoba Laws (Orders) (

Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Designated Persons

All COTM members should inform themselves about employer/workplace policies regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements as well as where and to whom the public health order applies. They should be prepared for individuals, including clients, to inquire about their vaccination/testing status, particularly where they are self-employed, and be prepared to provide information on the applicable policies in place to ensure adequate protections from COVID-19.

Guidance for the public regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements

COTM encourages members of the public to review the public health order [ Orders requiring vaccination or testing for designated persons/Ordres exigeant la vaccination ou le dépistage pour les personnes désignées ( ] as vaccination and testing requirements may vary by health care setting. Members of the public should feel empowered to advocate for their care, including asking the facility or health care provider about their policies regarding vaccination/testing for RNs.

Health Canada Extension

As a reminder, two types of COVID-19 rapid tests are being used in Manitoba, the Abbott Panbio and the BD Veritor Plus.
These tests have had their expiry date (listed on the package) extended by Health Canada and are confirmed to be both safe and effective for the purpose of asymptomatic rapid testing for COVID-19. More information is available:

Rapid testing - frequently asked questions have also been updated -