Here is a list of what is open and closed in London when Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions are in effect.
Ontario is entering Step 3 of the Summer Reopening Plan on July 16th.
What is Open/Closed in London:
Starting July 16th:
- 25 people indoors
- 100 people outdoors
- Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing.
What is Open for in-person shopping/activities:
- All non-essential, essential retail stores and shopping malls open with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
- Outdoor and indoor dining permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
- No limits on the number of people per table
- Buffets permitted
- Open, including services that require the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres and other restrictions.
Attractions & Recreational Facilities:
- All museums and indoor attractions are allowed to open.
- Public libraries are allowed to open
- Outdoor amusement parks and waterparks.
- Outdoor fairs, rural exhibitions, festivals and similar outdoor events.
- Performing arts – Indoor open at a maximum capacity of 50% or 1,000 people (whichever is less) and other restrictions. Outdoor open. For unseated events, spectators permitted at a maximum capacity of 75% or 5,000 people (whichever is less)
- Cinemas open – Indoor open at a maximum capacity of 50% or 1,000 people (whichever is less) and other restrictions.
- Tour and guide services
- Boat tours (Boat tours and cruises in Ontario)
- Personal fitness and training – Indoor fitness classes and personal training permitted, with maximum capacity of 50% and other restrictions
- Day and overnight camps for children
- Drive-in & Drive-Thru Events (In-person Events)
- Drive-In Theatres
- Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks (Reserve Your Visit in Advance to Popular Ontario Parks)
- Airbnb and other Short term rentals
- Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts, student residences.
- Beaches, Outdoor swimming pools, baseball diamonds, batting cages, soccer, football and sports fields, tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts. basketball courts, BMX parks, skate parks, frisbee golf locations, cycling tracks and bike trails, horse riding facilities, shooting ranges including those operated by rod and gun clubs
- Golf courses and driving ranges
- Financial services like banks
- Healthcare services
- Veterinary services and other businesses that provide pet services and for the health and welfare of animals, including:farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters
research facilities, pet groomers, pet sitters, pet walkers, pet trainers (including for service animals)
- Laundromats and drycleaners
What is closed:
- None. All are allowed to open with capacity restrictions.
City of London Services
- All emergency services
- The City’s Cat Adoption Centre (Catty Shack) is open for cat adoptions.
- Spray pads and wading pools – All City spray pads are currently open between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily. All wading pools are currently open. Several outdoor pools and spray pads are currently open for the summer. Registration is required for all programs.
- The Business Hub on the first floor of City Hall is open for building, planning and economic services and supports.
- Expanded in-person services available at City Hall will include Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requests, burial permits, bus tickets, passes, commissioner of oath, lottery, animal licenses and general information. Appointments are encouraged, however, please book an appointment to ensure prompt service availability with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 519-661-4530 prior to your visit.
- Emergency forestry services continue.
- EnviroDepots remain open, but only for necessary trips
- Garbage & Recycling collection continues as scheduled.
- The waste disposal drop-off area and Household Special Waste Depot located inside the W12A landfill is open.
- The City’s W12A landfill is open for public access.
- Residents can access drop-in Ontario Works services Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including cheque pick-up at Citi Plaza, cheque encashment stamps and emergency services and drop-in supports at the following locations:
- Citi Plaza
- London East
- Northland Mall
- South London Community Centre
- Westmount Shopping Centre
- Appointments for marriage licence can be made with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 519-661-4530 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit.
- The City of London Parking Office, 824 Dundas Street, is open for front counter in-person services. Appointments are encouraged, to make an appointment, please call 519-661-4537.
- Many park amenities are now open and outdoor individual and team sport training is permitted.
- Soccer pitches
- Baseball diamonds
- Tennis courts and pickleball courts
- Basketball courts
- Skate parks
- Picnic areas, park shelters and outdoor exercise equipment
- Spray pads
- The Provincial Offences Court Administration Office is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday except for holidays to process payments and filings
- The City has resumed recreation and aquatics programming at select community facilities, pools and arenas, as well as summer day camps. To learn more and register, visit london.ca/playyourwayThames Valley Golf Course and Fanshawe Golf Course are open.In addition to programs and services that were permitted during Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen, the following are changes that will be made to recreation and sport amenities and programs:
- Sport playing surfaces will be lined for game play
- Wading pools will open on July 5
- Outdoor Special Events will be permitted at 25% capacity after July 2
- Picnic sites will now be open for groups of up to 25 people
- Outdoor Neighbourhood Playground programs will be permitted starting July 5. These programs are free, but you must pre-register online or by phone
Residents can register for available recreation programs and picnic sites at www.london.ca/PlayYourWay or by calling 519-661-5575.