Capacity limits at restaurants, gyms, casinos across Ontario increase today

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Published October 25, 2021 at 7:15 am

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO — Ontario is lifting capacity limits on Monday (Oct. 25) at restaurants, gyms, casinos and some other locations where proof of vaccination against COVID−19 is required.

If museums and galleries, places of worship, and personal care settings choose to require proof of vaccination, they can also lift capacity limits as of Monday.

Premier Doug Ford announced the development Friday as he unveiled plans for managing the pandemic long term.

The province aims to remove all public health measures meant to slow the spread of COVID−19 by late March, including mask mandates.

Proof−of−vaccination requirements will start to be lifted early next year – as long as trends don’t become concerning – starting with restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos in January.

Ford describes his approach to loosening restrictions as “super cautious.”

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