Public Health Measures for "RED-Control" (Beginning Monday March 22, 2021)

Organized public events, social gatherings and wedding, funeral and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 5 people indoors
    • 25 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):
    • 30% capacity of the room indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Capacity limits
    • The total number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from other patrons and in any event cannot exceed the lesser of
    • 50 patrons, and
    • 50% capacity, determined by taking the total square metres of indoor dining area accessible to the public in the establishment, dividing that number by 2 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.
    •  Outdoor dining is limited to the number that can maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres between all persons at the establishment
  • A sign indicating the maximum capacity (number of dine-in patrons) must be posted by the establishment in a location visible to the public. See ‘capacity template’
  • Indoor and outdoor dining services must stop at 10 p.m. and may not resume before 5 a.m.
  •  Patrons may only be seated with members of their same households, with limited exceptions for caregivers and people who live alone
  • Outdoor dining areas must comply with O. Reg. 263/20
  • No buffet style service
  • Temporarily entering the establishment for food take-out, or providing drive-through or delivery services is still permitted during all hours
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Active screening of dine-in patrons is required. This can be completed by:
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or impermeable barrier required
    between tables
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Patrons must wear face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, is required when a worker
    must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  •  Dancing, singing and the live performance of music is prohibited
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  •  Night clubs and strip clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • A safety plan must be prepared and available upon request. Please see
    attached COVID-19 safety plan template and click here for more information.

Establishments are required to record the name and contact information of EVERY PATRON
seated for dining. To help you achieve this requirement, please complete the attached ‘COVID19 Yellow/Orange/Red Zone Patron Log’.

Staff/servers who come within 2 metres/6 feet of unmasked patrons (i.e. patrons who are
seated and eating/drinking) are required to wear full facial PPE to ensure they are adequately
protected from exposure. Please refer to the attached graphic for clarification on PPE options.

Dine-in patrons must have an assigned seat and must remain seated while in the establishment.
Patrons are permitted to leave their seat only to access washroom facilities, pay, or leave the
establishment. Ordering of food and beverages must be completed tableside. Patrons are NOT permitted to walk up to the bar to order additional food and/or beverages. This measure is in place to prevent unnecessary movement around the establishment and to keep staff and patrons safe.

Fast food and take-out establishments are not required to offer tableside service, but we do wish to remind everyone to continue practicing physical distancing in all settings.

  • Establishments are required to implement the following additional measures to prevent the
    spread of COVID-19:
  • Booths must be separated by impermeable barrier (i.e. plexiglass), or backrest that
    extends a minimum of 5 feet from the floor of the booth. Alternatively, booth bench
    occupancy may be staggered to allow adequate physical distancing
  • Customers in booths should be encouraged to sit at least 1 foot inside the booth.
  • Seating must be cleaned & disinfected between uses
  • Reconfigure break rooms/areas and eating areas for staff to physically distance

Adjust internal practices appropriately:

Menus – acceptable practices include:
-Single-use paper
-Customer mobile device
-Menu boards
-Chalkboards
-Laminated menus cleaned and disinfected between uses

Tables:
-Do not pre-set
-Roll or package utensils
- Replace multi-use condiments with single-serve packages
-Sanitize between uses
-Consider disposable napkins

Staffing – consider:
-Staggering shifts
-Staggering breaks
-Updating absence policies and establishing new protocols for backfilling absences


Sports and recreational fitness facilities

CK Guidelines

  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing at all times
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres in areas where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Capacity limits, where physical distancing can be maintained
    • 10 people in indoor areas with weights and exercise machines
    • 10 people in all indoor classes or
    • 25 people in outdoor classes
    • No spectators permitted, however each person under 18 may be accompanied by one parent or guardian
  • Team sports must not be practiced or played except for training (no games or scrimmage)
  • Activities that are likely to result in individuals coming within 2 metres of each other are not permitted; no contact permitted for team or individual sports
  • Exemptions for high performance athletes and parasport
  • Patrons may only be in the facility for 90 minutes except if engaging in a sport
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility
  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Capacity limit for the venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people indoors or
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

New for Red-Control as of February 2021:

  • Capacity limits of:
    • 75% for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores, pharmacies
    • 50% for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Stores must post capacity limit publicly
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (for example, posting signs outside the store front about not entering if you have covid 19 symptoms)
    • This does not apply to indoor malls, which are required to actively screen their customers before they enter the mall. Malls can use the patron screening tool to help meet this requirement.
  • Stores within the malls subject to appropriate retail measures
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted, including for cannabis stores
  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance required inside and outside; face covering also required while in line
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • For malls:
    • Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors in mall food court is 10
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, bath houses and other adult venues, closed
  • Sensory deprivation pods closed (some exceptions)
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Capacity limit for the venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people indoors or
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Table games are prohibited
  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Cinemas

  • Closed, except for:
    • drive-in cinemas
    • rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event, with restrictions, which include:
      • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metres physical distance except for purposes of the performance
      • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Performing arts facilities

  • Closed to spectators
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted, with restrictions, which include:
    • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metres physical distance except for purposes of the performance
    • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier
  • Drive-in performances permitted
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request