Here is a list of the current grey lockdown public health restrictions: Additional Rules will be posted when lockdown announcement is official.
- It is illegal to gather indoors with anyone outside of your immediate household.
- Up to 10 people can get together outdoors as long as a two-metre distance can be maintained.
- Up to 50 people can gather outdoors for a religious service, wedding or funeral.
- As of March 29, capacity limits for outdoor services will be adjusted to allow for “the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance.”
Restaurants and bars
- Indoor dining is prohibited
- Outdoor dining on patios is allowed as long as two-metres of distance can be maintained
- Drive-through service, delivery and takeout, is allowed.
- Guests should only visit a restaurant with people they live with
- Masks or face coverings must be worn when food and beverage is not being consumed.
- Patrons must provide contact information
- Establishments must close by 10 p.m. and alcohol cannot be sold after 9 p.m.
- Buffets, dancing, singing, and live performances are prohibited
- Supermarkets and other essential stores that sell food and health-care items are limited to 50 per cent capacity.
- All other retail stores, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores, garden centres, are restricted to 25 per cent capacity.
- Curbside pickup and delivery is allowed
- Masks must be worn by staff and patrons
- Customers must answer screening questions before entering malls
- Performing arts and gaming
- Cinemas can only remain open for drive-in service
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments are closed
- Rehearsing, recording or broadcasting an event or performance is allowed without an audience.
- There must be a barrier (for example, plexiglass) between singers and wind- or brass-instrument players and other performers.
Here are the new additions to the grey zone:
Outdoor fitness is prohibited until March 29. These are the rules as of Monday:
- Classes, personal training and team training is allowed outdoors with a limit of 10 people, who must remain physically distanced.
- Contact information must be collected from patrons and everyone must be “actively screened”
- Music volume should be reduced in order to not encourage loud talking, singing or shouting
- Team sport games are prohibited with the exception of team training.
- All equipment must be cleaned and disinfection between use
- No spectators are permitted, with the exception of people under the age of 18 accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Indoor fitness is not allowed.
On March 29, marinas and boating clubs will also be able to operate.
Personal care services
Personal care services are prohibited until April 12. On April 12, these are the rules:
- Personal care services will be allowed to resume with strict capacity limits of less than 25 per cent or five patrons, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
- Services will be provided by appointment only
- Appointments will be restricted to one individual, or members of the same household
- Services requiring the removal of masks remain prohibited
- Contact information must be collected and active screening must take place
- Appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn
Hourly changes can be monitored on the Ontario website https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions
Full Rules as of March 31st 2021
Gatherings and close contact
It is illegal to gather indoors with anyone you do not live with.
You must limit contact to your household (the people you live with) and stay at least 2 metres apart from everyone else.
Do not visit any other household or allow visitors in your home.
If you live alone, you can have close contact with only one other household.
All events and social gatherings:
- Indoors: not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone)
- Outside: 10 people
Religious, wedding and funeral services (but not receptions):
- Indoors: 15% capacity of the room
- Outside: 50 people
Only go out for essential reasons, such as:
- health care
- helping vulnerable people
- exercise and physical activity
Work remotely, where possible.
Rules for all businesses
All open businesses must:
- screen employees (use the COVID-19covid 19 Screening Tool for Workplaces)
- post signs at all entrances informing people how to screen themselves for COVID-19covid 19 before entry
- limit capacity so guests can stay at least 2 metres apart
- make sure anyone indoors wears a mask or face covering, including workers who have to come within 2 metres of anyone else (with some exceptions)
- make sure workers use personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects their eyes, nose and mouth when they have to come within 2 metres of anyone who is not wearing a mask or face covering or separated by plexiglass
- clean and disinfect often-touched surfaces, such as equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms and showers frequently
- manage line ups to make sure customers are at least two metres apart and wearing face coverings or masks
- create a safety plan, post it in a place where workers and patrons will see it and have it available upon request (for example, to inspectors or law enforcement officers)
Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments
- Outdoor dining
- Delivery service
- Indoor dining
- Outdoors: limited to allow physical distancing of 2 metres to be maintained
- only be seated with members of their same households, with limited exceptions for caregivers and people who live alone
- sit with at least 2 metres between tables
- remain seated at all times (with some exceptions)
- wear masks or face coverings except when eating or drinking (with some exceptions)
- wear a mask or face covering and keep 2 metres apart when lining up and gathering outside or inside
- give their name and contact information
- answer screening questions about COVID-19covid 19 symptoms and exposure
- Live music performance
- Strip clubs (can only operate as a restaurant or bar)
- Establishments must close by 10 p.m.
- Alcohol cannot be sold after 9 p.m.
- No one can drink alcohol after 10 p.m.
Sports and recreational fitness facilities
Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities closed (limited exceptions, for example, day camps and child care).
Outdoor ski, ice and snow recreational amenities open for recreational purposes.
Meeting and event spaces
Closed for meetings and events (limited exceptions, for example child care, mental health and addiction support services).
In-person shopping available
- supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores, pharmacies: 50%
- all other retail (includes discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores, garden centres): 25%
Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted, including for cannabis stores.
Fitting rooms cannot be right next to each other.
- wear a mask or face covering (with some exceptions) and keep at least 2 metres apart inside and when lining up and gathering outside
- answer screening questions about COVID-19covid 19 symptoms and exposure before they come into malls
Personal care services
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
Only drive-ins allowed.
Performing arts facilities
No audiences allowed.
Rehearsing, recording or broadcasting an event or performance is allowed (for example, streaming a performance to an online audience).
Everyone must stay 2 metres away from each other, except when needed for the performance.
There must be a barrier (for example, plexiglass) between singers and wind- or brass-instrument players and other performers.