Provincial Update: Toronto Enters Stage 3

Under the Province’s Stage 3 order, many businesses and facilities are able to reopen tomorrow, subject to compliance with reopening conditions and implementing mandatory public health measures.

 

These measures include:
1. Collecting and maintaining contact information for patrons in the event contact tracing is required.
2. Cleaning and disinfecting amenities, equipment, and devices as necessary to maintain sanitary conditions.

 

Some Key Highlights:
  • Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people, with everyone wearing masks
  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people
  • Indoor restaurant dining resumes, with masks by patrons and staff while they’re not eating
  • Gyms and fitness studios reopen, with everyone wearing masks
  • Non-contact team sports resume, with everyone wearing masks

 

Businesses and facilities able to reopen include:

 

🔸 Restaurants and bars — permitted to offer indoor dine-in service, provided that all patrons are seated when eating or drinking and that tables are separated by at least 2 metres or have plexiglass or other impermeable barriers separating them.

🔸 Sports facilities — subject to conditions that include team sports only be played without physical contact or modified to avoid physical contact and organized team sports leagues are limited to 50 players.

🔸 Some recreational programs and services, including fitness, sports, and art and music classes.

🔸 Some recreational attractions and businesses (i.e. museums, zoos, arcades, bowling alleys, pool halls, some karaoke).

🔸 Live shows, performing arts and movie theatres — together with a limit of no more than 50 people at an indoor cinema or performance venue and no more than 100 people at an outdoor cinema or performance venue. There is no attendance limit on the number of people who may attend a drive-in cinema.

🔸 Personal service settings — can now perform services tending to the face (i.e. facials, beard trims, eyelash extensions, etc.), subject to patrons continuing to wear a mask or face covering unless receiving services to the chin, mouth, or nose area.

🔸 Tours and guide services — subject to capacity limits of no more than 50 people for indoor tours and no more than 100 people for outdoor tours.

 

The Province’s Stage 3 order sets capacity or occupant limits for businesses or facilities open to the public.

 

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