Province Returns to Modified Step Two

Jan. 05, 2022
 
These measures include:
 
  • 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.
 
  • Limiting capacity at indoor weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites and ceremonies to 50 per cent capacity of the particular room. Outdoor services are limited to the number of people that can maintain 2 metres of physical distance. Social gatherings associated with these services must adhere to the social gathering limits.
 
  • Retail settings, including shopping malls, permitted at 50 per cent capacity. For shopping malls physical distancing will be required in line-ups, loitering will not be permitted and food courts will be required to close.
 
  • Personal care services permitted at 50 per cent capacity and other restrictions. Saunas, steam rooms, and oxygen bars closed.
 
  • 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 dining at restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments. Outdoor dining with restrictions, takeout, drive through and delivery is permitted.
 
  • Restricting the sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. and the consumption of alcohol on-premise in businesses or settings after 11 p.m. with delivery and takeout, grocery/convenience stores and other liquor stores exempted.
 
  • Closing indoor concert venues, theatres, cinemas, rehearsals and recorded performances permitted with restrictions.
 
  • Closing museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions, amusement parks and waterparks, tour and guide services and fairs, rural exhibitions, and festivals. Outdoor establishments permitted to open with restrictions and with spectator occupancy, where applicable, 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.
 
 
A full list of measures can be found in the news release.
 
  
Technical Briefing: Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen - Presentation Slides:
 
 
 
News Release:
 
 
COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Advice: