- Ontario has reinstated several COVID-19 restrictions in response to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
In reaction to the rapidly extending Omicron variant, Ontario has reinstated several COVID-19 restrictions.
We’ve gathered all of the new restrictions in one place because there are a lot of them. The restrictions take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 19.
In several indoor public spaces, capacity limits have been reinstated. In the following settings, capacity will be reduced by 50% across the board:
- Restaurants, bars, and other places where you can eat or drink.
- Strip clubs.
- Services for personal care.
- Physical fitness trainers on a one-on-one basis.
- Shopkeepers (including grocery stores and pharmacies).
- Malls are places where people go shopping.
- Facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities are not open to the public (e.g., gyms).
- Indoor recreational facilities are available.
- Outdoor recreational facilities with indoor clubhouses.
- Tour and guide services are available.
- Photographic studios and services are available.
- Marinas and boating clubs are two types of boating clubs.
Additional measures are being taken.
In addition to reducing capacity, the province enacts new rules to ensure that masks are worn at sporting events, casinos, and other indoor venues.
The new measures are diverse and extensive. They are as follows:
- In a restaurant, a group of ten people will be permitted to sit together.
- Restaurants, bars, and other food and beverage establishments, as well as meeting and event spaces and strip clubs, will require patrons to remain seated.
- Bars and restaurants, as well as meeting and event spaces, must close by 11 p.m.
- Strip clubs will be required to shut by 11 p.m. as well.
- After 11 p.m., takeout and delivery will be permitted.
- Except for workers and performers, dancing is prohibited.
- Food and/or drink will be prohibited at sporting events, concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos, bingo halls, other gaming establishments, and horse racing tracks, car racing tracks, and other similar venues.
- After 10 p.m., alcohol sales will be prohibited, and alcohol consumption in businesses or settings will be prohibited after 11 p.m.
Getting together with friends
Indoor social meetings will be limited to a maximum of ten people, down from a previous maximum of twenty-five. At outdoor gatherings, the number of people has been reduced from 100 to 25.
Source: DH News
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