Here’s what Mississauga residents can and cannot do under grey lockdown restrictions

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Published March 5, 2021 at 9:48 pm

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Although leaders in Peel (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) initially asked the province to place the region in the red category of the province’s colour-coded framework, the Ontario government heeded the recommendation put forth by Peel’s top doctor and placed the hard-hit municipalities in the grey/lockdown zone. 

The region will exit the current stay-at-home order and return to the strictest category in the framework at 12:01 am on Monday, March 8. 

“Although this is not the level we wished to be placed in, I understand why the Government of Ontario has placed Peel in the grey/lockdown zone. I am pleased that our businesses will be able to start to reopen with limited capacity and begin to recover,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement. 

“I remind everyone we have a long way to go as our vaccine plans get underway. It is critical we continue following the health regulations from the Government of Ontario and the Region of Peel. We have many things to look forward to and need remain diligent in order to recover from the pandemic.”

Here’s what is–and what is not–permitted in grey/lockdown regions:

Gatherings and organized public events:

  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
  • Individuals who live alone, including seniors and single-parent families, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation

Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings where physical distancing can be maintained:

  • 10 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
  • 10 people indoors
  • 10 people outdoors
  • Virtual and drive-in events and religious services, rites or ceremonies permitted

Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments

  • Indoor and outdoor service are not permitted
  • Take out, drive-through and delivery permitted, including alcohol

In-person shopping permitted for all retail, subject to capacity limits of:

  • 50 per cent for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
  • 25 per cent for all other retail, including discount and big-box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted

Facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed except for:

  • The sole use of high-performance athletes including parasport athletes, and specified professional leagues (for example, NHL, CFL, MLS, NBA)
  • Specified purposes (for example, day camps, child care)
  • Outdoor recreational amenities (for example, ice rinks, ski hills, snow trails) open with restrictions (for example, no team sports)
  • Community centres and multi-purpose facilities (for example, YMCA) allowed to be open for permitted activities (for example, child care services, day camps, social services)

Meeting and event spaces are closed with limited exceptions for:

  • child care and day camps for children
  • court services
  • government services
  • mental health and addiction support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous) permitted to a maximum of 10 people
  • provision of social service
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