As COVID-19 cases are increasing in Toronto and Peel regions, the government is moving Peel Public Health and Toronto Public Health into Lockdown effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
What is Open & Closed: Lockdown Restrictions for Toronto & Peel Region Starting Nov 23:
Here are some of the restrictions being placed on those two regions:
STORES AND RESTAURANTS
– Restaurants will not be allowed to offer indoor or outdoor dining, but can offer takeout, drive through and delivery.
– Non-essential retailers cannot offer in-store shopping – only curbside pickup or delivery.
– Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores and “discount and department-type stores” can be open for in-person shopping, with a 50 per cent capacity limit.
– Car sales centres and garden centres can offer indoor shopping by appointment only.
– Shopping malls can open for curbside pickup, with full access allowed at essential stores such as pharmacies and supermarkets. Food courts can open for takeaway only.
– Those waiting in line must stand two metres apart.
SCHOOLS AND CHILD-CARE:
– Schools and childcare remain open.
– Post-secondary institutions can open only for virtual instruction, or in-person instruction where required – such as for clinical training or the trades.
– No indoor organized public events and social gatherings. Outdoor public events and social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, if physical distancing is in place.
– Weddings, funerals and other religious rites, ceremonies and services can go ahead with a maximum of 10 people – indoors or outdoors – and only with physical distancing in place.
SPORTS AND RECREATION:
– Indoor recreation facilities must close, including indoor courts, pools and rinks.
– Indoor sports must stop, except for “high performance” and professional leagues such as the NHL or MLS.
– Outdoor sports and classes are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
– Community centres can open only for permitted services such as child care.
– Casinos must close.
– Cinemas – with the exception of drive-in theatres – must close.
– Zoos, museums and other cultural amenities like art galleries, science centres closed
– Personal care services such as hair salons and spas must close.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2020.
The Canadian Press