Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron

In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity and social gathering limits. These measures will help curb transmission and continue to safeguard the Ontario’s hospitals and ICU capacity as the province continues to rapidly accelerate its booster dose rollout.

 

To further strengthen its response to Omicron and reduce opportunities for close contact as the province gets as many vaccines into arms as possible, Ontario is introducing a 50 per cent capacity limit in the following indoor public settings:

  • Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments and strip clubs;

  • Personal care services;

  • Personal physical fitness trainers;

  • Retailers (including grocery stores and pharmacies);

  • Shopping malls;

  • Non-spectator areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities (e.g. gyms);

  • Indoor recreational amenities;

  • Indoor clubhouses at outdoor recreational amenities;

  • Tour and guide services;

  • Photography studios and services;

  • Marinas and boating clubs;

  • Facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities;

  • Entertainment facilities such as concert venues, theatres and cinemas;

  • Racing venues;

  • Meeting and event spaces;

  • Studio audiences in commercial film and television production;

  • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions;

  • Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments; and

  • Fairs, rural exhibitions, and festivals.

 

HOW THIS EFFECTS OUR LEAGUES & EVENTS:

Our leagues can continue to operate unchanged in 2022.

 

Durham Private SS Bowmanville, ON - gymnasium maximum occupancy (at 6 feet apart) is 132 persons (66 reduced capacity).

Trafalgar Castle School Whitby, ON - gymnasium maximum occupancy (at 6 feet apart) is 277 persons (138 reduced capacity).

Knox Christian School Bowmanville, ON - gymnasium maximum occupancy (at 6 feet apart) is 194 persons (97 reduced capacity).

 

For more details, you can visit https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001366/ontario-further-strengthening-response-to-omicron