As per the provincial government of Ontario’s mandate that starting on October 25 at 12:01 AM, bars, restaurants, indoor concerts, sporting events, movie theatres, and other related industries will no longer have to observe the limited capacity mandate.
This lifting of restrictions also applies to aquariums, galleries, museums, gyms, and other low-risk indoor spaces where patrons have to present proof of vaccination to be admitted. The said lifting of restrictions was directed by provincial officials after Ontario has kept the number of COVID-19 test-positive cases across the region below 500 in the last two weeks.
Remarkably, personal care services can now go back to operating at pre-pandemic capacities, and meeting places and indoor events no longer have to limit the number of patrons they can accommodate.
This lifting of restrictions is in line with the recent announcement of Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott, and other provincial officials during a press conference on Friday regarding the province’s exit from the Step Three of its “Roadmap to Reopen.” While exiting from this step was delayed for a few months due to the surge of infected individuals back in mid-July, it is already being implemented beginning on the closing days of October.
Depending on how the figures turn out these next few days, sex clubs, bathhouses, strip clubs, dance clubs, and other high-risk areas are also slated to be allowed to operate at total capacity by November 15.