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ONTARIO: Capacity limits for restaurants, gyms, casinos lift today

ONTARIO: Capacity limits for restaurants, gyms, casinos lift today

TORONTO: Capacity limits lifted Monday for restaurants and bars in Ontario, including some other settings where proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

On Friday, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. The plan will be guided by the ongoing assessment of key public health and health care indicators and supported by local or regional tailored responses to COVID-19.

“Thanks to our cautious and careful approach to re-opening, we are now in position to gradually lift all remaining public health measures over the coming months,” said Premier Doug Ford.

In the absence of concerning trends, public health and workplace safety measures will be lifted based on the proposed following milestones:

Today onwards  Ontario will lift capacity limits in the vast majority of settings where proof of vaccination are required, such as restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments; indoor areas of sports and recreational facilities such as gyms and where personal physical fitness trainers provide instruction; casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments; and indoor meeting and event spaces. Limits will also be lifted in certain outdoor settings.

Museums and galleries, places of worship, and personal care settings that choose to require proof of vaccination can also lift capacity limits.

The province announced Friday that it intends to lift all public health and workplace safety measures by March 28, 2022. However, the full reopening would be gradual and come in several stages.

“I’m going to be super cautious,” Premier Doug Ford said. “If we do not see numbers in a stable place, we just aren’t going to do it, it’s as simple as that.”

By Nov. 15, the province plans to lift capacity limits in food or drink establishments with dance facilities — such as night clubs and wedding receptions in meeting/event spaces where there is dancing — strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs.

Starting on Jan. 17, 2022, Ontario plans to begin gradually lifting capacity limits in settings where proof of vaccination is not required.

“Proof of vaccination requirements may also begin to be gradually lifted at this time, including for restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments, facilities used for sports and recreational facilities and casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments,” the province said.

Then on March 28, all remaining public health and workplace safety measures could be lifted, and masks may no longer be required.

However, on Friday, Ford said if COVID-19 cases spiked again, the province would halt the reopening plans.

“This plan is built for the long term. It will guide us safely through the winter and out of this pandemic, while avoiding lockdowns and ensuring we don’t lose the hard-fought gains we have made.”

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