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Ontario Public Health Levels and Requirements

Ontario Public Health Levels

Ontario Public Health Levels

Learn what the five Ontario Public Health levels are and individual requirements.

Ontario Public Health Levels Green – Prevent

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies.

  • Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks:
    • 10 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
  • Require patron contact information for one patron per seated party
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Capacity limits:
    • 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoors in classes
    • 50 people indoors in area with weights or exercise equipment
  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors or 100 outdoors
  • Capacity limits applies on a per-room basis if operating in compliance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Facilities for Sport and Recreational Fitness Activities During COVID-19)
  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
  • Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising

Meeting and event spaces Limits:

  • Limits:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
  • Maximum of 50 people per room indoors if venue operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Meeting and Event Facilities During COVID-19)
  • Exceptions for court and government services, weddings, funerals

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Cinemas

  • Maximum of 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors
  • 50 people per indoor auditorium if cinema operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Movie Theatres During COVID-19)
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions

Performing arts facilities

  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors and 100 spectators outdoors
  • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Drive-in performances permitted

Ontario Public Health Levels Yellow – Protect

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks:
    • 10 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
  • Require patron contact information for all seated patrons
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible.
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Capacity limits:
    • 10 people indoors per room or 25 people outdoors in classes
    • 50 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment
  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors or and 100 outdoors
  • Capacity limits applies on a per-room basis if operating in compliance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Facilities for Sport and Recreational Fitness Activities During COVID-19)
  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
  • Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility
  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
  • A safety plan is required to the prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Limits:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • exception for court and government services, weddings, funerals
  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
  • Maximum of 50 people per room indoors, where physical distancing can be maintained if venue operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Meeting and Event Facilities During COVID-19)
  • Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • For malls, a safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments can operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Cinemas

  • Maximum of 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors
  • 50 people indoors per indoor auditorium if cinema operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Movie Theatres During COVID-19)
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Performing arts facilities

  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors and 100 spectators outdoors
  • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Drive-in performances permitted
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Ontario Public Health Levels Orange – Restrict

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks:
    • 10 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 50
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
  • Require patron contact information for all seated patrons
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when is a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Limit volume of music (to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation)
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Strip clubs closed or permitted to operate as a restaurant or bar
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Maximum of 50 people total in areas with weights and exercise machines and all classes (revoke OCMOH approved plan)
  • No spectators permitted (exemption for parent and guardian supervision of children)
  • Team sports must not be practiced or played except for training (no games or scrimmage)
  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
  • Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
  • Patrons may only be in the facility for 90 minutes except if engaging in a sport
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres in areas where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that entre the facility
  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
  • Require screening of members of the public, including spectators (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Maximum of 50 people per facility (revoke capacity limit on a per room basis as per OCMOH plan)
  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
  • Limit operating hours, establishments must close at 10 p.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music (to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation)
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required
  • Limit volume of music to be no low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Requirement to maintain 2 metres while standing in line and flow management
  • For malls a safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, bath houses, other adult venues, hot tubs, floating pools and sensory deprivation pods closed (some exceptions)
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited
  • Change rooms and showers closed
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments can operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Cinemas

  • Maximum of 50 people indoors per facility (revoke OCMOH approved plan)
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Performing arts facilities

  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors and 100 spectators outdoors
  • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Drive-in performances permitted
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Ontario Public Health Levels Red – Control

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings:
    • 5 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 10
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through and delivery permitted
  • Dancing, singing and the live performance of brass or wind instruments are prohibited
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • No buffet style service
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • Strip clubs closed or permitted to operate as a restaurant or bar
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection required when is a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Gyms and fitness studios permitted to be open with maximum of:
    • 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in classes
    • 10 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment
  • Team sports must not be practiced or played except for training (no games or scrimmage)
  • No spectators permitted (exemption for parent and guardian supervision of children)
  • Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within 2 metres of each other are not permitted
  • Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
  • Patrons may only be in the facility for 90 minutes except if engaging in a sport
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility
  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
  • Require screening of members of the public, including spectators (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Maximum of 10 people per facility indoors or 25 outdoors
  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • For malls:
    • Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors in mall food court is 10
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
  • Requirement to maintain 2 metres while standing in line and flow management

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, bath houses, other adult venues, hot tubs, floating pools and sensory deprivation pods closed (some exceptions)
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited
  • Change rooms and showers closed
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Require screening of patrons (for example, questionnaire)
  • A safety plan must be available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Cinemas

  • Closed, except for:
    • drive-in cinemas
    • rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event

Performing arts facilities

  • Closed to spectators
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier
  • Drive-in performances permitted

Ontario Public Health Levels Grey – Lockdown

Proposed measures for lockdown (grey) are included below. These measures are not yet approved by Cabinet and are subject to change.

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
  • Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people outdoors
  • Limit for weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people indoors
    • 10 people outdoors
  • Virtual and drive-in gatherings, events services, rites or ceremonies permitted

Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments

  • Indoor and outdoor service prohibited
  • Take out, drive through and delivery permitted, including sale of alcohol

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Closed for indoor and outdoor except for high performance and professional athletes
  • Community centres and multi-purpose facilities (for example, YMCA) allowed to be open for permitted activities such as child care services

Meeting and event spaces Closed with limited exceptions for:

  • Closed with limited exceptions for:
    • day camps for children
    • recreational and skill building programs under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
    • alcohol or substance abuse counselling
    • court services
    • government services
    • mental health support services

Retail

  • Retail permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted)
  • Exceptions where in-person shopping is permitted:
    • supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores
    • hardware stores
    • other retailers selling groceries
    • beer and wine and liquor stores
    • pharmacies and safety supply stores
  • 50% capacity limits in retail outlets permitted to open for in-person shopping
  • Motor vehicle sales permitted to be open for in-person shopping by appointment only and other safety restrictions
  • Garden centres, plant nurseries permitted for curbside pick-up or delivery; indoor by appointment only
  • Outdoor markets permitted
  • Malls open, with:
    • retail outlets in malls permitted to be open for pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted)
    • full access to businesses and organizations permitted to be open (for example, pharmacy, dentist)
    • food court open for take-away only
  • Requirement to maintain 2 metres while standing in line and flow management

Personal care services

  • Closed

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Closed

Cinemas Closed, except for:

  • Closed, except for:
    • drive-in cinemas
    • rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event

Performing arts facilities

  • Closed to spectators
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier
  • Drive-in performances permitted

Amusement parks, water parks

  • Closed

Bathhouses and sex clubs

  • Closed

Boarding kennels and stables

  • Permitted to open for animal’s owner to visit the animal, assist in the care or feeding of the animal or, as applicable, ride the animal

Campgrounds

  • Campsites must be made available only for trailers and recreational vehicles that are used by individuals who are in need of housing, or are permitted to be there by the terms of a full season contract
  • Only campsites with electricity, water service and facilities for sewage disposal may be provided for use
  • All recreational facilities in the campground and all other shared facilities in the campground, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed
  • Short-term campground rentals that were reserved on or before November 22, 2020 are permitted; no new reservations after November 22, 2020 permitted, except for individuals who are in need of housing

Cannabis

  • Permitted by curb-side pick-up

Driving instruction

  • In-person driving instruction not permitted
  • Virtual permitted

Household services

  • Domestic and cleaning and maintenance services permitted, including:
    • housekeepers, cooks, maids and butlers
    • personal affairs management
    • nanny services and babysitters
    • other domestic personnel
    • house cleaning
    • indoor or outdoor painting
    • pool cleaning
    • general repairs
  • Outdoor cleaning and maintenance services permitted

Horse racing

  • Training only, no races
  • No spectators

Hotels, motels

  • Permitted to operate except for any pools, fitness centres, meeting rooms and other recreational facilities that may be part of the operations of these businesses

Libraries

  • Open for curbside, delivery and pick-up
  • Patrons permitted to enter libraries for contactless drop-off and pick-up, and to access computers, photocopiers, or similar services
  • May open for permitted services (for example, child care services, AA meetings)
  • No classes

Marinas, boating clubs, golf courses and driving ranges

  • Marinas and boating clubs permitted to operate for fuel supply, watercraft repair and servicing, watercraft docking and watercraft launching services for essential purposes
  • Clubhouses, restaurants, pools, meeting rooms, fitness centres or other recreational facilities on the premises closed to the public, with limited exceptions
  • Golf courses and driving ranges:
    • Outdoors permitted
    • Indoors closed
  • Indoor shooting ranges closed

Media industries

  • Film and television production, including all supporting activities such as hair, makeup and wardrobe, are permitted to open if they meet the following conditions:
    • No studio audiences may be permitted to be on the film or television set
    • The set must be configured and operated in such a way as to enable persons on the set to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons, except where necessary for the filming of the film or television production
    • Persons who provide hair or makeup services must wear appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Film and television post-production, visual effects and animation studios are permitted
  • Book and periodical production, publishing and distribution businesses are permitted
  • Interactive digital media businesses, including computer system software or application developers and publishers, and video game developers and publishers are permitted

Motorsports

  • Closed

Museums and other cultural amenities (for example, art galleries, science centres)

  • Closed

Nightclubs

  • Only permitted to open if they operate as a restaurant, bar, or other food and drink establishment (take-out, drive-through and delivery service only)

Personal services

  • In-person personal services not permitted, including:
  • personal shoppers
  • party and wedding planners
  • personal organizer services
  • personal physical fitness or sports trainers
  • house sitters

Photography studios and services

  • Closed

Real estate agencies

  • Permitted to operate; open houses permitted by appointment only

Short-term rentals

  • Existing reservations as of November 22, 2020 honoured regardless of when the rental occurs
  • No new reservations after November 22, 2020 permitted, except for individuals who are in need of housing
  • This does not apply to hotels, motels, lodges, resorts and other shared rental accommodation, including student residences

Strip clubs

  • Only permitted to open if they operate as a restaurant, bar, or other food and drink establishment (take-out, drive-through and delivery service only)

Tour and guide services

  • Closed

Veterinary services

  • Services that are permitted include:
    • Veterinary services and other businesses that provide for the health and welfare of animals, including farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters and research facilities
    • Businesses that provide services for the training and provision of service animals
    • Businesses that provide pet services, including pet grooming services, pet sitting services, pet walking services and pet training services

Zoos and aquariums

  • Closed to the public
  • Drive-through events permitted
  • Permitted to operate for the care of animals

Ontario Public Health Levels last updated: November 21, 2020.

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