Ontario is moving toward easing current health care restrictions, including rebuilding concert venues and theaters. The first of the new set of measures will take effect on January 31, 2022 at 00:01. Two more steps are planned for February and March.
The numbers are slowing down…
According to today’s statement, the evidence related to the pandemic is beginning to improve.
“Thanks to the sacrifices of the people of Ontario, we are beginning to see glimpses of hope. However, we know that the coming weeks will continue to create problems, especially for our hospital partners, ”said Christine Elliott, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health in a press release. “As we continue to pave our way forward, we will continue to gradually and cautiously approach the abolition of public health measures to protect the capabilities of our hospitals and provide patients with the opportunity to continue to access the care they need.”
Step 1: January 31, 12:01 p.m.
The following measures will come into force, which will begin the process of easing restrictions.
- Concert venues and theaters, and sports facilities to operate Capacity 50 percent or 500 peoplethat is less (vaccination proof is applied).
- Restrictions on public meetings in 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
50 percent power in public places indoors where confirmation of vaccination is required, including but not limited to:
- Restaurants, bars and other establishments offering food and drink (while dancing is still prohibited);
- Retailers and malls;
- Gyms and unseen areas of sports and recreation facilities;
- Cinemas, meeting and event venues;
- Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos and similar attractions;
- Casinos, bingo halls and other gambling establishments.
February 21, 2022 00:01
The following measures will come into force to lift health restrictions:
- 50 percent power on concert venues, theaters and sporting events, without an upper limit (proof of vaccination applies);
- Secular meetings are limited 25 people indoors and 100 people in the fresh air;
- Capacity restrictions removed for public spaces indoors where proof of vaccination is required, such as restaurants, indoor sports and entertainment facilities and cinemas;
- Other settings may also choose to attend the aforementioned class if they require evidence of vaccination;
- If there is dancing, power limitations are there 25 percent;
- If vaccination proof is not required indoors, capacity is limited to those who can maintain distance two meters, without a definite upper limit.
March 14, 2022 00:01
The third step is designed to remove virtually all restrictions provided proof of vaccination is required. This includes:
- No power limits in public places indoors;
- No power limits about worship;
- The limits of public assembly 50 people indoors, with no restrictions on outdoor activities.
Note that an extended version of the vaccination confirmation is required. Full details of the province’s response can be found here.
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