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Complete list of what is reopening in Ontario and when COVID-19 limitations will be lifted

Complete list of what is reopening in Ontario and when COVID-19 restrictions will be gradually lifted

Key takeaways:

  • The Ontario government has announced that public health measures to combat the highly contagious Omicron variant will be gradually eased.
  • According to the province, the reopening will take three months to complete, with each stage lasting 21 days.

The Ontario govt has declared that public health measures designed to stop the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant will be gradually eased.

At a news conference on Thursday, Premier Doug Ford said that the province would take a “careful and gradual” approach to ease restrictions that went into effect on Jan. 5.

According to the province, the reopening will take place over three months, with 21 days among each of the three stages.

Here’s a list of what is reopening, when it is reopening, and what capacity.

Also read: Starting Jan. 31, Ontario will gradually loosen restrictions, beginning with indoor dining

Jan. 31

  • The count of people who can attend social gatherings will be increased to 10 inside and 25 outside.
  • Sporting events, concert venues, and theatres will seat 50% of their audience or 500 people, whichever is lower.
  • Bars, Restaurants, and further food and beverage establishments without dance floors will be able to accommodate 50% of their customers indoors.
  • Indoors, retailers such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and shopping malls can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Indoors, non-spectator sports, and recreational fitness centers, such as gyms, can run at 50% capacity.
  • Indoors, movie theatres, meeting rooms, as well as event spaces can start operating at 50% capacity.
  • Indoor amusement parks as well as recreational facilities, such as water parks, can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Indoor attractions such as museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, similar attractions, casinos, bingo halls, and many gaming establishments can open to 50% capacity.
  • Indoor worship activities, rites, or ceremonies with a capacity of 50% can be held.
  • The province stated that enhanced proof of vaccination and other specifications would continue to apply in existing settings.
Complete list of what is reopening in Ontario, as well as when COVID-19 restrictions will be gradually lifted
Complete list of what is reopening in Ontario, as well as when COVID-19 restrictions will be gradually lifted. Image from The Star

Feb. 21

  • Limits on social gatherings will be raised to 25 folks indoors as well as 100 people outside.
  • In indoor public settings where evidence of vaccination is required, capacity limits will be lifted.
  • The capacity of spectators at sporting events, concert venues, and theatres will be increased to 50%.
  • The number of people who can maintain a two-meter physical distance is limited in most indoor public settings where evidence of immunization is not needed.
  • Indoor religious services, rites, and ceremonies are restricted to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of two meters, with no limit if evidence of immunization is required.
  • In the residual higher-risk settings where evidence of vaccination is required, such as nightclubs, wedding receptions in gathering or event spaces with dancing, as well as bathhouses and sex clubs, indoor capacity restrictions will be increased to 25%.
  • In existing settings, enhanced proof of vaccination and other requirements would continue to apply.

Mar. 14

  • Indoor social assemblages will be restricted to 50 people, while outdoor gatherings will be unrestricted.
  • In all indoor public spaces, capacity limits will be lifted. In addition to other regular measures, proof of vaccination will be maintained in existing settings.
  • Limits on the number of people attending religious services, rites, or ceremonies will be lifted.

Source: CTV News

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