What should I do if I think I have the virus?
Shared Health has created an online screening tool for community members to take ahead of visiting a screening location. For information on community screening locations and hours of operation, click here.
If you need immediate medical attention, call 911.
To obtain your COVID-19 test results online, click here.
To contact the vaccine call centre, call 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Click here for the current list of eligibility criteria
Only individuals who are on this eligibility list are able to call and make an appointment for immunization. Please do not call if you are not eligible at this time, as this will delay others who can make an appointment.
if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g., cough, fever, sore throat) and do not have access to a private vehicle, and cannot otherwise attend to a testing site on their own, you are advised to call Health Links – Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll free at 1-888-315-9257 to assist with developing a plan to get to a health facility safely. This is how people get connected with the transportation service. The program is designed to support those who face challenges in safely accessing transportation to a COVID testing site, to ensure that access to safe transportation is not a barrier to getting a COVID test.
COVID Alert App
COVID Alert is Canada’s free exposure notification app. The app can help us break the cycle of infection by letting people know about potential exposures before any symptoms appear. For more information on downloading the app, click here.
If you’ve been directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19, please see below for links to additional support:
Federal Government of Canada
- For more information on Service Canada’s Regular EI Benefits (for those who have lost their job at no fault of their own) or EI Sickness Benefits (for those unable to work for medical reasons), click here.
- If you’ve lost income because of COVID-19, you may qualify for additional benefits from the Federal Government. While the CERB has now ended, the benefits will continue to be offered through other means. For more information on eligibility, how to apply or to submit an application, click here.
- The Government of Canada has announced a response plan to support business and tax payers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For up-to-date information on income support for families, income tax deferrals for business and individuals, mortgage default management tools for families experiencing financial difficulty, and much more, click here.
Provincial Government of Manitoba
- If you are in an abusive relationship, or you know someone who may be, call 1-877-977-0007 or text 204-792-5302 or 204-805-6682 or click here to read about the Government of Manitoba’s Family Violence Prevention program.
- If you rent your living space and are concerned about making your monthly payment, click here to view a resource for tenants.
- If you are a landlord and have questions related to the impacts of COVID-19 on how you conduct your business, click here.
- If you are an essential worker in need of child care, click here to access the provincial application form.
- Are you a parent or caregiver looking for a resource to help with at-home schooling? Check out the Province of Manitoba’s education portal, My Learning at Home.
- Looking to connect with a professional therapist? Check out the AbilitiCBT digital therapy program.
- Shared Health has compiled a list of resources specific to Indigenous peoples. Click here to view these resources.
- Are you a student looking for a job? Check out Student Jobs MB, a portal dedicated to connecting employers with students looking for work.
- Do you own a small or medium-sized business that has experienced hardship in Manitoba as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public-health orders? If so, you might be eligible for a one-time $6,000 non-interest bearing forgivable loan. For more information on the Manitoba Gap Protection Program including eligibility requirements and the application process, click here.
City of Winnipeg
- Winnipeg older adults who may be feeling isolated and in need of assistance during this trying time can call 311. You will be provided assistance with delivery of groceries, medications, or access to other well-being resources.
For more information on COVID-19, please see the following links:
Toutes les sites suivants ont des sites en Français aussi.
- The Province of Manitoba’s COVID-19 page (English)
- Pour les information en Français, cliquez ici
- Government of Canada’s Information Page about Covid-19
- Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19 and Government of Canada’s response
This is a challenging time for many individuals and families. If you need help, check out the following supports:
- Prosper Canada has released an online tool called the Financial Relief Navigator to help vulnerable Canadians access critical emergency benefits and financial relief from governments, financial institutions, telecoms and internet providers. While some other tools focus on only emergency benefits, the Financial Relief Navigator acts as a one-stop portal where Canadians can access relief measures from all of these entities.
- The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba Inc. has launched a support line which can be reached at 204-925-0040. For more details, click here.
- St. Amant has developed a community wellness line to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.
- For a complete listing of emergency, crisis and other helplines available to Manitobans, click here.
Note: We will be updating this page regularly as new information becomes available. (Last updated: October 14 at 4:00 pm)