January 4, 2022

Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen

    In response to recent trends that show an alarming increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is temporarily moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen with modifications that take into account the province’s successful vaccination efforts. These time-limited measures will help blunt transmission and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the province continues to accelerate its booster dose rollout. Just some of the restrictions include the following.  Please view the regulation for the full list of mandatory public health and workplace safety measures.

    • Reducing social gathering limits to five people indoors and 10 people outdoors.
    • Limiting capacity at organized public events to five people indoors.
    • Requiring businesses and organizations to ensure employees work remotely unless the nature of their work requires them to be on-site.
    • Closing indoor meeting and event spaces with limited exceptions but permitting outdoor spaces to remain open with restrictions.
    • Public libraries limited to 50 per cent capacity.
    • Closing indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities including gyms, except for athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics and select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. Outdoor facilities are permitted to operate but with the number of spectators not to exceed 50 per cent occupancy and other requirements. 

    News release

    Find out about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions