O. Reg. 8/21: ENFORCEMENT OF COVID-19 MEASURESSkip to content
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
ENFORCEMENT OF COVID-19 MEASURES
Historical version for the period April 16, 2021 to April 16, 2021.
Note: This Order is revoked on May 5, 2021, unless it is extended. (See s. 7.0.8 of the Act and O. Reg. 25/21, Sched. 1, s. 1)
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This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Terms of Order
1. The terms of this Order are set out in Schedule 1.
1. In this Order,
“health unit” means a health unit as defined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act; (“circonscription sanitaire”)
“provincial offences officer” has the same meaning as in subsection 1 (1) of the Provincial Offences Act. (“agent des infractions provinciales”)
Requirement to identify
2. (1) A police officer or other provincial offences officer may require an individual to provide the officer with the individual’s correct name, date of birth and address if the officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that the individual has committed,
(a) an offence under section 7.0.11 of the Act; or
(b) an offence under subsection 100 (1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act for failing to comply with an order made in respect of COVID-19 under section 22 of that Act.
(2) Every individual who is required under subsection (1) to provide a police officer or other provincial offences officer with their correct name, date of birth and address shall promptly comply.
Requirement to provide information
2.1 (1) This section applies as of 12:01 a.m. on April 17, 2021.
(2) A police officer or other provincial offences officer may require any individual who is not in a place of residence to,
(a) provide the address of the residence at which they are currently residing; and
(b) provide their purpose for not being at their residence, unless the individual is in an outdoor or common area of their residence.
(3) A police officer, First Nations Constable or special constable, for the purpose of requiring an individual to provide information pursuant to subsection (2), may require the driver of a vehicle to stop, and the driver of a vehicle, when signalled or requested to stop by a police officer, First Nations Constable or special constable who is readily identifiable as such, shall immediately come to a safe stop.
(4) Every individual who is required under subsection (2) to provide a police officer or other provincial offences officer with information described in that subsection shall promptly comply.
(5) The powers described in subsections (2) and (3) may only be exercised in a health unit to which Ontario Regulation 265/21 (Stay-at-Home Order) made under the Act applies.
(6) The powers described in subsections (2) and (3) may only be exercised for the purpose of determining compliance with Ontario Regulation 265/21 (Stay-at-Home Order).
3. (1) A police officer or other provincial offences officer may order that premises be temporarily closed if they have reasonable grounds to believe that an organized public event or other gathering is occurring at the premises and that the number of people in attendance exceeds the number permitted under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to Covid-19) Act, 2020.
(2) Every individual who is on the premises shall comply with the order to temporarily close the premises by promptly vacating the premises after being informed of the order.
(3) No individual shall re-enter the premises on the same day that the premises were temporarily closed under subsection (1) unless a police officer or other provincial offences officer authorizes the re-entry.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to individuals residing in the premises.
Order to cease attendance or disperse
4. (1) A police officer or other provincial offences officer may order an individual attending an organized public event or other gathering that is prohibited under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 to cease attending the organized public event or gathering, as applicable, and may order individuals at the organized public event or gathering to disperse.
(2) Every individual who is ordered to cease attending an organized public event or other gathering or to disperse under subsection (1) shall promptly comply.
O. Reg. 8/21, Sched. 1; O. Reg. 41/21, s. 1; O. Reg. 294/21, s. 1.