Starting today in Manitoba, the maximum number of people allowed at an outdoor gathering drops from 1,500 to 500.

Food courts, museums and galleries will also require visitors to show immunization records today.

Dr. Brent Roussin Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer, says the measure could help avoid another shutdown and encourage unvaccinated residents to get their shots.

Worship gatherings are not included in the vaccine mandates.

The province has already reintroduced a mask mandate for indoor public spaces.