Release Date: Feb 15, 2022
Due to continuing improvement of public health and health system indicators, the province’s plan to gradually reopen is being sped up.
Originally slated for February 21, 2022, the province will now see some public health and workplace safety measures lift on February 17, including but not limited to:
- Increasing social gathering limits to 50 people indoors; 100 people outdoors.
- Increasing organized public event limits to 50 people indoors; no limit outdoors.
- Removing capacity limits in the following indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required, including but not limited to:
- Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities
- Non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms
- Meeting and event spaces, including conference centres or convention centres
- Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments
- Indoor areas of settings that choose to opt-in to proof of vaccination requirements.
- Allowing 50% of the usual seating capacity at sports arenas, concert venues and theatres.
- Increasing indoor capacity limits to 25% in the remaining higher-risk settings where proof of vaccination is required.
- Increasing capacity limits for indoor weddings, funerals or religious services, rites, or ceremonies to the number of people who can maintain two metres physical distance.
A full list of public health and workplace safety measures, advice and restrictions
applicable now and on/after February 17, can be found on Ontario.ca.
If key public health and health system indicators continue to improve, Ontario could see the lifting of all measures, including use of vaccine certificates on March 1, 2022.
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