A number of fully immunized health workers will be able to attend Wednesday night’s sports event at the Bell MTS Place to watch the Jets take part in the Stanley Cup play-offs.
Winnipeg’s jets will be playing against Montreal Canadiens in the first game of 2nd round series.
Health guidelines frown upon all kinds of gatherings, but the Winnipeg Jets said via twit that about 500 fully immunized health workers will be in attendance during the first and second game of the series. Bell MTC has a seating capacity of 16354 persons.
This comes even as the province has continued to report more infections and transmissions. Hospitals are working under increasing stress as they trey to deal with a record number of persons who are currently in the ICU. a number of those in the ICU have had to be taken elsewhere.
Before this announcement, Premier Brian Pallister held a press briefing last Tuesday at which he a reported inquired whether it was safe to have fans attend the game.
He responded that it was safe. A health official stated at the same press briefing that a limited number of the fans will be allowed to attend to support the Jets for the very first time since all NHL activities were canceled.
The premier noted that letting fans in at Bell Place is an optimistic step that shows people will soon start living normally again.
The 500 who will be at the Bell Place to watch the first game will be picked via a lottery, this is according to an e-communication that local media got access to through Manitoba’s health spokesperson.
To qualify for the selection process, the health workers must have an up-to-date health system ID, be vaccinated and be able to prove their status before they are admitted into Bell Place, the communication read.
They must also arrive before 5 pm, Wednesday.
The communication added that winners will be announced noon, Wednesday and tickets issued the same day through an email.