Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living continues to update Manitobans on the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with their webpage for healthcare providers and the public. This page includes important information and resources including signage for patients, FAQs, and other communication materials.

We will continue to provide updates to all pharmacy professionals.

Effective Monday, March 16, the College is implementing a number of temporary precautionary measures aimed at protecting the health and wellbeing of its employees and those who work for and on behalf of the organization out of an abundance of caution. Most of the services provided by the College remain available to registrants and the public. Any additional precautions adopted by the College will be communicated in a timely manner.

Resources for Pharmacy Professionals

Updates for pharmacists regarding the M3P program during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on your member homepage

Manitoba Government lifts one-month limit on prescriptions

Point of Care Testing for COVID-19 by Pharmacists 

Drug Shortage Notice from Shared Health: Salbutamol

Health Canada: Update to Requirements for Post-Consumer Returns Containing Controlled Substances 

Emergency Planning and Central Fill Pharmacy Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDSA Verbal Order Guidance - Personal Care Homes

Administering Injections during COVID-19 Pandemic

Delivery of Medications during COVID-19 Pandemic

Prescribing and dispensing of drugs to treat COVID-19 - Increased urgency to affirm appropriateness of use


Guidelines for ensuring pharmacy accessibility during a health crisis, or pandemic

Pharmacy Professional’s Duty during an Emergency, Disaster or Pandemic Ethical Framework

International Pharmacy Federation: Information and Guidelines for Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Workforce

Health Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For Health Professionals

Health Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update

Signage from Pharmacists Manitoba

Stop Sign

Risk Reduction Sign (Write your phone number at the bottom for patients)

COVID-19 Cleaning Poster

Information for the Public

Health Canada notice advising Canadians to help support the continued supply of medication

ISMP notice on hand sanitizers that look like drinks

Health Canada notice on Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine side effects

Manitoba Health has created a COVID-19 Screening Tool to help determine if you should contact Health Links-Info Santé or seek other medical advice

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency. 

Patients are also encouraged to visit Manitoba Health’s COVID-19’s webpage for the latest information. 

Your Medications

You do not need to stockpile medications.

Speak to your pharmacist if you are worried about your medication supply. Older adults and those with underlying health conditions may wish to speak with their pharmacist about a prescription refill, so they do not have to go to a pharmacy if they do become sick.

If you are feeling unwell and require medications, call your pharmacy and they will arrange to provide you with the medications you need.

Two options:

Medication delivery

Many pharmacies provide delivery services. Please contact your pharmacy to confirm that they are able to provide this service.

Sending someone to pick up medications for you

Please contact your pharmacy to discuss the process of sending someone to pick-up medications on your behalf.