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Provincial status on COVID-19
Update on January 21, 2022
With key public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, Ontario will cautiously and gradually ease public health measures. Effective January 31, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario will begin easing restrictions, while maintaining protective measures, including but not limited to:
- Increasing social gathering limits to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
- Increasing or maintaining capacity limits at 50 per cent in indoor public settings, including but not limited to:
- restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities
- retailers (including grocery stores and pharmacies)
- shopping malls
- non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms
- meeting and event spaces
- recreational amenities and amusement parks, including water parks
- museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos and similar attractions
- casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments
- religious services, rites, or ceremonies.
- Allowing spectator areas of facilities such as sporting events, concert venues and theatres to operate at 50 per cent seated capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.
Learn more about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions.
As of Monday, December 20, 2021, all individuals aged 18 and over were eligible to receive a booster shot. Appointments may be scheduled through the Ontario’s booking portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies and primary care settings.
As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) with proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.
Orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act have been extended until February 9, 2022. Orders under the Reopening Ontario Act have been extended until February 14, 2022.
- Staying protected
- How to self-isolate
- Safely providing care
- Returning from travel
- Symptoms and treatment
Information for businesses
Stop the Spread business information line:
|O. Reg.||Order description|
|8/21||Enforcement of COVID-19 measures|
|25/21||Extension of Order|
|55/21||Compliance orders for retirement homes|
|305/21||Regulated Health Professionals|