Ontario further lifting capacity limits on businesses, gatherings


Published February 17, 2022 at 4:00 am

The Canadian Press

Capacity limits are lifting in more Ontario settings as the province continues to roll back pandemic restrictions in light of improving COVID-19 indicators.

Starting Thursday (Feb. 17), restaurants, gyms and cinemas that must screen patrons for vaccination against COVID-19 have no limits on capacity.

Other indoor spaces that are using the proof-of-vaccination system are also no longer subject to capacity limits, while sports arenas and theatres can open to half capacity.

Social gatherings and public events can include up to 50 people indoors, and settings deemed higher risk like nightclubs and sex clubs can open to 25 per cent capacity.

Outdoor social gatherings can have up to 100 people and organized events have no limit on the number of people if they are held outdoors.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical health officer, is to take questions on the pandemic Thursday afternoon.

The Canadian Press

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