Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns

No indoor gatherings at home during shutdown

Do not visit any other household or allow visitors in your home. If you live alone, consider having close contact with only one other household.

Up to five people can gather outdoors if there is room for people who don’t live together to stay two metres apart.

Outdoor rinks, tobogganing

  • Stay at least 2 metres away from anyone you don’t live with; wear a mask anywhere you can’t stay at least 2 metres apart
  • Up to 25 people can use an outdoor rink, fenced dog park or skate park
  • Skaters should wear masks
  • No practicing or playing team sports or games (no hockey sticks, pucks, balls or nets on the ice)

Shopping during shutdown

All stores open for in-person shopping must have hand sanitizer at every entrance, limit the number of customers inside, have measures in place to keep people at least two metres apart, and employees and shoppers should be wearing masks.

Supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores primarily selling food, pharmacies are permitted to be open with indoor shopping limited to 50% of capacity

Restaurants and bars can offer take out, drive through, and delivery services.

The following stores must close at 8 p.m.

  • Other retailers selling groceries, discount stores, big box stores, beer, wine and liquor stores are open with indoor shopping limited to 25% of capacity
  • Malls can be open for pick-up or delivery and access to essential businesses or services like groceries, pharmacies, healthcare offices etc.
  • Garden centres, plant nurseries can offer curbside pickup or delivery only
  • Hardware and safety supply stores are open by appointment only, curbside pickup or delivery
  • Motor and recreational vehicle are open by appointment only

All personal care services, sports and recreation facilities must be closed during shutdown.

Set fines under the Reopening Ontario Act

  • Failure to comply with the Act could result in a $750 fine.
  • Obstructing anyone from performing an activity under the Act could result in a fine of $1000
  • Obstructing anyone from perform their duty could result in a $10,000 fine.

Report a concern

To report a concern about large gatherings or business not following COVID-19 guidelines: