COVID-19 public health measures and advice

Find out about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario is in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen as of June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

About Step 2

Ontario moved to Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators.

Public health and workplace safety measures in Step 2 are set out in a regulation under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to covid 19) Act, 2020 (ROA).

Below are the public health and workplace safety measures that must be in place for specific sectors and settings in Step 2, under O. Reg. 263/20.

Businesses and organizations that are not listed in O. Reg. 263/20 are permitted to open as long as they follow they general rules that apply to all businesses, such as physical distancing and active screening, which are set out in Schedule 1 of O. Reg. 263/20.

General public health and workplace safety measures

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Approach in schools and child care

Schools

All publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools are teaching classes remotely for the remainder of the school year.

In-person learning is available for students with special education needs who cannot be accommodated through remote learning. Contact your school board for more information.

Child care

During the remote learning period:

  • licensed child care centres and home-based child care services for non school-aged children are open with enhanced health and safety measures
  • licensed child care centres, authorized recreation and skill-building providers and district school boards are not permitted to serve school-aged children
  • emergency child care for school-aged children is available free of charge for eligible health care, public safety and other frontline workers. Contact your municipality or local service system manager to see if you are eligible for emergency child care.

For businesses, organizations and facilities

Refer to O. Reg. 263/20 for details.

Public health advice, recommendations and instructions

Businesses or organizations must comply with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials. This includes advice, recommendations or instructions on:

  • face coverings
  • physical distancing
  • cleaning or disinfecting
  • screening

Check with your local public health unit for any additional advice, recommendations or instructions.

Corporations that are not following the orders can be fined up to:

  • $500,000 for a director or officer of a corporation
  • $10 million for a corporation

Work from home except where necessary

Each person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person who performs work for the business or organization conducts their work remotely, with some limited exceptions, unless the nature of their work requires them to be on-site at the workplace.

Physical distancing and line management

Businesses and places that are open must not permit patrons to line up inside unless they:

  • maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others
  • wear a mask or face covering (with some exceptions)

Businesses and places that are open must not permit patrons to line up outside unless they maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others.

Screening

Businesses or organizations must operate in compliance with the advice, recommendations instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening individuals.

For patrons

Businesses and organizations must implement passive screening for patrons by posting signs at all entrances informing people to screen themselves for covid 19 before entry.

Active screening is required in accordance with instructions by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Where this is required, it is noted in the sections below.

Businesses, organizations and customers may use the covid 19 customer screening tool to meet this requirement.

For workers

Workplaces must screen all workers or visitors before entering the work environment. See the covid 19 Screening Tool for Workplaces for more information.

Personal protective equipment including eye protection

Everyone must wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin inside any business or place that is open (with some exceptions).

Workers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects their eyes, nose and mouth, if in the course of providing services they are:

  • required to come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a mask or face covering when in an indoor area
  • not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier

Capacity limits

Generally, all businesses or facilities open to the public must limit capacity to the lesser of 50% or the number of people that can maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.

Other capacity limits apply to certain businesses. Where this is required, it is noted in the sections below.

Unless otherwise specified, to calculate:

  • 50% maximum capacity: divide the total square metres of floor space accessible to the public (not including shelving and store fixtures) by 8 and round down to the nearest whole number
  • 25% maximum capacity: divide the total square metres of floor space accessible to the public (not including shelving and store fixtures) by 16 and round down to the nearest whole number

Some businesses, including those that are open for retail sales to the public, must post a sign in a location visible to the public that states the maximum capacity they are permitted to operate under. Where this is required, it is noted in the sections below.

Cleaning and disinfection

Open businesses must ensure that equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms, showers and similar amenities that are accessible to the public are cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition.

Face coverings

Businesses or organizations must ensure that patrons and workers wear masks or face coverings indoors, with limited exceptions.

Safety plans

Open businesses must prepare and make available a covid 19 safety plan. A copy of the plan must be made available to any person for review upon request, and be posted where it would come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business.

The safety plan must describe the measures and procedures businesses have implemented or will implement to reduce the transmission risk of covid 19. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • screening
  • physical distancing
  • masks or face coverings
  • cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects
  • wearing of personal protective equipment
  • preventing and controlling crowding

Some businesses, places and events have additional requirements that need to be included in their safety plan, including:

  • preventing gatherings and crowds
  • ensuring that requirements for line management are complied with
  • mitigating the risk of interactive activities, exhibits or games

Where this is required, it is noted in the sections below.

For individuals

Ontario will be sharing additional guidance based on your vaccination status to help you safely enjoy the permitted activities.

Read Canada’s public health guidance for vaccinated individuals.

Physical distancing

Everyone must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others (except for other members of their household or their caregivers):

  • in indoor area of business or facility that is open to the public
  • at an indoor organized public event

Face coverings

Everyone must wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin (with limited exceptions):

  • in an indoor area of a business or organization that is open
  • at an organized indoor public event and within two metres of another individual

Organized public events and social gatherings

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Events and gatherings

Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are permitted up to 5 people.

Individuals who live alone may consider gathering exclusively with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.

An indoor organized public event or social gathering can be larger only if it includes:

  • members of the same household (the people you live with)
  • one other person who lives alone
  • a caregiver

Outdoor organized public events and social gatherings are permitted up to 25 people.

Retirement homes

Retirement homes are exempt from organized public event and social gathering restrictions if the home is in compliance with the policies or guidance, if any, issued by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority.

End of year school celebrations

End of school year celebrations must meet the following requirements:

  • Celebrations should be organized by class for elementary school and by homeroom or quadmestered class for secondary schools. A maximum of two guests per student can attend.
  • All celebrations should take place outdoors – no indoor celebrations are permitted.
  • Celebrations should only take place where physical distancing can be maintained.

Gathering before and after the celebrations will not be permitted.

Ceremonies must comply with guidance issued by the Ministry of Education.

Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies

For weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies:

  • physical distancing must be maintained, except with members of the same household (the people you live with) and caregivers
  • people must wear masks or face coverings indoors and when they are within 2 metres of another person who is not part of their household, with limited exceptions
  • capacity limits:
    • indoors: 25% capacity of the particular room
    • outdoors: limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres

Receptions are permitted indoors up to 5 people. The reception can be larger only if it includes:

  • members of the same household (the people you live with)
  • one other person who lives alone
  • a caregiver

Outdoor receptions permitted up to 25 people.

Drive-in services, rites or ceremonies permitted, subject to certain conditions.

Virtual services permitted.

Restrictions for businesses

Refer to O. Reg. 263/20 for details.

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Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments

Restaurants, bars, food trucks, concession stands and other food or drink establishments can open for outdoor dining, take-out, drive through, and delivery. This includes the sale of alcohol.

Subject to the following conditions:

  • 6 patrons per table. More than 6 patrons can be seated at a table if any of the following applies:
    • all patrons are members of the same household
    • one patron is a member of another household who lives alone
    • a patron is a caregiver for any member of either household
  • Patrons must be seated at all times, with limited exceptions (such as using the washroom, paying)
  • The person responsible for the establishment must record the name and contact information of every patron that enters the establishment to dine-in and must actively screen individuals. The covid 19 customer screening tool can be used to meet this requirement.
  • Capacity must be limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres; maximum capacity must be posted
  • Dining area must be configured so patrons at different tables are 2 metres apart or separated by a barrier
  • If covered (i.e., roof, tent, canopy, etc.), the outdoor dining area must have at least two full sides of the dining area or one full side and the roof open and unobstructed
  • No dancing
  • No buffets

Night clubs and strip clubs only permitted to open if they operate solely as a food or drink establishment, for outdoor dining, takeout, drive-through and delivery only.

Personal care services

Services can open, including:

  • hair salons and barbershops
  • manicure and pedicure salons
  • aesthetician services
  • piercing services
  • tanning salons
  • spas and
  • tattoo studios
  • sensory deprivation pods

Restrictions:

  • 25% capacity
  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • no services that require the removal of a mask can be provided
  • appointments are required to enter the premises
  • patrons must only be in the premises while they are receiving personal care services, with limited exceptions (such as for caregivers and children)
  • the volume of music must be limited to permit a normal conversation
  • patrons must be actively screened. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement.
  • steam rooms and saunas closed
  • persons providing services must wear appropriate personal protective equipment

Retailers

Essential and select retail

Includes:

  • supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmers’ markets, outdoor markets, and other stores that primarily sell food
  • pharmacies
  • discount and big box retailers selling groceries
  • stores that sell liquor, including beer, wine, and spirits
  • retail stores operated by telecommunications providers
  • outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, and indoor greenhouses
  • optical stores that sell prescription eyewear to the public
  • medical and assistive devices and mobility aid stores
  • safety supply stores

Open for:

  • in-person retail (50% capacity where two metres physical distancing can be maintained)
  • curbside pick-up
  • delivery

Maximum capacity must be posted.

Music volume must be limited to permit a normal conversation.

Other retail

Open for:

  • in-person retail (25% capacity where two metres physical distancing can be maintained)
  • curbside pick-up
  • delivery

Maximum capacity must be posted.

Music volume must be limited to permit a normal conversation.

Shopping malls

Shopping malls are open.

All retail stores can open in malls if they follow the other retail requirements listed above.

The number of members of the public in the shopping mall at any one time must not exceed the total capacity of the sum of the capacities of every business in the mall.

Music volume must be limited to permit a normal conversation.

The public can only line up or congregate inside the mall if they are:

  • maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres
  • wearing a mask or face covering (with some exceptions)

Loitering is not permitted.

Interior dining spaces inside the shopping mall, including any tables and seating in food courts, must be closed.

Motor vehicle sales

Open for:

  • in-person retail (50% capacity where two metres physical distancing can be maintained)
  • curbside pick-up
  • delivery

Includes:

  • cars, trucks and motorcycles
  • recreational vehicles including motor homes; trailers and travel trailers
  • boats and other watercraft
  • other motorized vehicles, including power-assisted bicycles, golf carts, scooters, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles

Restrictions:

  • Subject to certain conditions related to test drives, including:
    • limited to no more than 10 minutes
    • a maximum of two people, including up to one sales representative permitted
    • windows must be opened at all times unless the two people present in the vehicle are members of the same household
    • face coverings required
  • Maximum capacity must be posted

Outdoor recreational amenities

Outdoor recreational amenities are open subject to conditions. These include:

  • team sports or games must be modified to avoid personal contact
  • clubhouses are closed, except for:
  • steam rooms and saunas closed

Facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities

Only open for outdoor fitness classes, outdoor training and outdoor sports or games that have been modified to avoid contact.

Subject to the following conditions:

  • there is no limit on the number of people in a fitness or exercise class, but every person in the class must maintain a physical distance of 3 metres from every other person
  • team sports or games must be modified to avoid personal contact. There is no limit on the number of people participating in a sports team or league
  • spectator capacity is limited to 25% of the usual seating capacity for facilities with designated spectator seating, or 25% capacity using calculation in the Capacity limits section for facilities without designated spectator seating.
  • the total number of patrons permitted at any one time at the facility must be limited to the number of persons who can maintain 2 metres physical distancing
  • the person responsible for the facility must record the name and contact information of every person who enters the facility and actively screen individuals who participate in team sports or fitness or exercises classes. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement
  • facilities and leagues must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Indoor use not permitted, with limited exceptions and conditions, including:

  • accessing washrooms
  • for high-performance athletes identified in O. Reg. 263/20
  • day or overnight camps  
  • child care
  • mental health and addiction support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous), with a maximum of 10 people 
  • social services
  • access to physical therapy for persons with a disability (as defined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), subject to the following conditions:
    • written instruction by a regulated health professional required
    • only for physical therapy not available elsewhere
    • only staff that are necessary to operate the facility and support the provision of the physical therapy are permitted
    • accompaniment by support persons or service animals allowed, if required
    • the person responsible for the facility must record the name and contact information of every person who enters and uses the facility

Read the guidance document for sports and recreational fitness activities facilities that open for people with disabilities.

Community centres or multi-purpose facilities

Community centres or multi-purpose facilities may open for the following limited purposes, subject to conditions:

  • day and overnight camps
  • child care
  • mental health and addiction support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous), with a maximum of 10 people
  • social services
  • indoor and outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities that are permitted to be open in accordance with the requirements that apply to Facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities
  • outdoor pools, splash pads, spray pads and wading pools
  • indoor activities and services, other than indoor sports and recreational fitness activities

Personal trainers and sports trainers

Open for outdoor personal physical fitness and sports training.

Subject to the following conditions:

  • services must be limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres physical distancing
  • every person must maintain 3 metres physical distancing from every other person
  • team sports or games must be modified to avoid personal contact
  • the personal trainer or sports trainer must record the name and contact information of every member of the public they are providing services to and actively screen individuals. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement
  • the personal trainer or sports trainer must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Day camps and overnight camps

Day camps and overnight camps can open if they operate in a manner consistent with safety guidelines (PDF) from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Provisions in O. Reg. 263/20 must be followed.

Rental accommodations

Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts, student residences and other shared rental accommodations

Open.

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres or other indoor recreational facilities are closed.

Restaurants, bars, and concession stands are permitted to provide take-out, delivery and outdoor dining if they follow the requirements set out in Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments.

Meeting or event spaces can operate if they follow the requirements set out in Meeting or event spaces.

Short-term rentals

Open.

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres, or other indoor recreational facilities are closed.

Campgrounds

Open.

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres, or other indoor recreational facilities are closed.

Restaurants, bars, and concession stands are permitted to provide take-out, delivery and outdoor dining if they follow the requirements set out in Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments.

Meeting or event spaces can operate if they follow the requirements set out below in Meeting or event spaces.

Meeting or event spaces

Open outdoors, subject to the following conditions:

  • 25% capacity
  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • 6 patrons per table
  • patrons must be seated at all times, with limited exceptions (such as using the washroom)
  • the person responsible for the business must record the name and contact information of every member of the public who attends a meeting or event and must actively screen individuals. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement
  • rented space must be configured so patrons at different tables are 2 metres apart or separated by a barrier
  • if covered (i.e., roof, tent, canopy, etc.), the outdoor dining area must have at least two full sides of the dining area or one full side and the roof open and unobstructed
  • no dancing

Only permitted to open indoors for:

  • day or overnight camps
  • child care centres and authorized recreational and skill building programs (as described in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014)
  • court services
  • government services
  • mental health and addictions support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous), so long as no more than 10 people are permitted to occupy the rented space
  • social services
  • collective bargaining, so long as no more than 10 people are permitted to occupy the rented space
  • examinations for registration, licensing or accreditation of people in certain fields and occupations permitted under O. Reg. 263/20, so long as no more than 50 students are permitted to occupy the rented space, with limited exceptions
  • showing a meeting or event space for a prospective rental, by appointment

Patrons must be actively screened. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement.

Conference centres and convention centres

Open for outdoor events or trade shows if they comply with the conditions for outdoor meeting and event spaces.

Post-secondary institutions

The total number of students permitted in each instructional space at any one time is limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the space. Even with this restriction, the maximum number of students allowed is:

  • 50 students in an indoor instructional space
  • 100 students in an outdoor instructional space

A physical distance of at least two metres between every other person must be maintained, except when necessary for teaching or instruction.

Anyone singing or playing a wind or brass instrument must maintain at least 3 metres physical distancing from every other person or have a barrier.

Teaching and instruction (for example, recreational classes and lessons)

Open outdoor only.

The total number of students permitted at any one time must be limited to the number of persons who can maintain 2 metres physical distancing.

Two metres physical distancing must be maintained, except in situations where teaching cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.

Anyone singing or playing a wind or brass instrument must maintain 3 metres physical distancing from every other person or have a barrier.

The person responsible for the business must record the name and contact information of every student and be actively screen students. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement.

Real estate

No open houses – showing a property permitted by appointment only.

In-person driving instruction

In-person instruction in a motor vehicle is permitted if:

  • only one student is in the vehicle
  • only one driving instructor is in the vehicle, unless the instruction requires more than instructor to be present
  • every person in the vehicle must wear a mask or face covering at all times
  • every student must be actively screened before entering the vehicle, the covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement

In-person driving instruction provided in an instructional space must follow the teaching and instruction requirements above.

Marinas and boating clubs

Marinas, boating clubs and other organizations that maintain docking facilities for members or patrons may open subject to conditions.

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, meeting room indoor fitness centres or other indoor recreational facilities are closed.

Restaurants, bars, and concession stands are permitted to provide take-out, delivery and outdoor dining, if they follow the guidance set out in Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments.

Meeting or event spaces can operate if they follow the guidance set out in Meeting or event spaces.

Providing fuel, boat or watercraft repair and servicing, boat or watercraft docking and boat or watercraft launching services are permitted.

Commercial film and television production

Commercial film and television production, including all supporting activities such as hair, makeup and wardrobe are permitted, with the following conditions:

  • no studio audiences permitted to be on the film or television set
  • the film or television set may be located in any business or place, including any business or place that is otherwise required to be closed
  • set must be configured and operated in such a way as to enable persons on the set to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons, except where necessary for the filming of the film or television production
  • hair or makeup services providers must wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • the person responsible for the film or television production must ensure that the production operates in accordance with the guidance “Film and television industry health and safety during covid 19” issued by the Film and Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Libraries

Open at 25% capacity.

The following are permitted and do not count toward the capacity limit:

  • day or overnight camps
  • child care services
  • mental health and addiction support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous), to a limit of 10 people
  • social services

Outdoor museums and similar attractions

Open with capacity limited to 25% for outdoor ticketed areas:

  • zoos
  • landmarks
  • historic sites
  • botanical gardens
  • science centres
  • museums
  • galleries
  • aquariums
  • similar attractions

Restrictions:

  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • capacity limit of 25% of the usual seating capacity at seated events or activities; maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservations required for seated events or activities
  • amusement rides or tour vehicles must be operated to allow every person to maintain 2 metre physical distancing except when necessary (such as for payment or health and safety)
  • every person on an amusement ride, other than a water ride, must wear a mask or face covering if within 2 metres of another individual
  • no member of the public permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail, health and safety)
  • business must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Concert venues, theatres and cinemas

Open outdoors with capacity limited to 25% of the outdoor area.

Restrictions:

  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • capacity limit of 25% of the usual seating capacity at seated concert, event, performance or movie; maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservation required for seated events
  • no member of the public permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail, health and safety)
  • business must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Can also open for outdoor drive-in or drive-through concert, events or performances, with restrictions listed below.

Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas are permitted to open for rehearsals, performances or recorded or broadcast events.

Restrictions:

  • no spectators permitted
  • every person must maintain at least 2 metres physical distancing, except if it is necessary for the performance or rehearsal for performers or workers to be closer to each other, or for health and safety
  • the person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must record the name and contact information of every performer, and person who provides work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema who enters the indoor area of the facility

Outdoor drive-in and drive through events

  • Includes movies, concerts, artistic events, theatrical performances and other performances
  • patrons must remain in their vehicles, with limited exceptions (such as washrooms)
  • each vehicle must be positioned at least 2 metres away from other vehicles

Fairs, rural exhibitions and festivals

Open outdoors with capacity limited to 25% of the outdoor area.

Restrictions:

  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • capacity limit of 25% for any particular attraction within the facility
  • capacity limit of 25% of the usual seating capacity for seated events or activities; maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservation required for seated events
  • amusement rides or tour vehicles must be operated to allow every person to maintain 2 metre physical distancing except when necessary (such as for payment or health and safety) and some exceptions
  • every person on an amusement ride, other than a water ride, must wear a mask or face covering if within 2 metres of another individual
  • no member of the public is permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail, health and safety)
  • business must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Amusement parks and water parks

Open outdoors with capacity limited to 25% of the outdoor area.

Restrictions:

  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • capacity limit of 25% for any particular attraction within the facility
  • capacity limit of 25% of the usual seating capacity for seated events or activities; maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservation required for seated events
  • amusement rides or tour vehicles must be operated to allow every person to maintain 2 metre physical distancing except when necessary (payment or health and safety) and some exceptions
  • every person on an amusement ride, other than a water ride, must wear a mask or face covering if within 2 metres of another individual
  • no member of the public permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail, health and safety)
  • business must have a safety plan with additional requirements

Tour and guide services

Outdoor tour and guide services can open, including:

  • guided hunting trips
  • tastings and tours for wineries, breweries and distilleries
  • fishing charters
  • trail riding tours, walking tours and bicycle tours
  • other tour and guide services

Restrictions:

  • motor vehicle tours are not permitted (if enclosed)
  • the number of people on the tour must be limited to permit 2 metres physical distancing
  • 2 metres physical distancing must be maintained between every person, including tour guides, with limited exceptions
  • the person responsible for the business must record the name and contact information of every patron that participates in the tour. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement
  • no member of the public can enter any indoor area, except to access washrooms or for health and safety

Boat tours

Outdoor open with capacity limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person on the vessel.

Capacity cannot exceed 25% of the usual maximum number of passengers that can be carried on board.

Restrictions:

  • limited to tours that embark and disembark within Ontario and are not otherwise prohibited to operate
  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservations required
  • the person responsible for the business must record the name and contact information of every patron that participates in the tour. The covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement
  • no member of the public is permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail or health and safety)

Horse racing, car racing and other similar venues

Outdoor open with capacity limit of 25% of the usual seating capacity of the venue.

Restrictions:

  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • reservations required
  • no member of the public permitted to enter any indoor area with limited exceptions (such as washrooms, retail, to place a bet or health and safety)

Businesses must have a safety plan with additional requirements.

Photography studios and services

Indoor and outdoor open.

Restrictions:

  • indoor capacity limited to 5 patrons (except for members of the same household and caregivers)
  • maximum capacity must be posted
  • appointment required
  • patrons must have be actively screened, the covid 19 customer screening tool may be used to meet this requirement

Businesses not permitted to open

  • Bathhouses and sex clubs
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
  • Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas (other than as set out above)
  • Oxygen bars

Contact us

If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.