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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
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Bill Walker MPP

COVID 19 - RESOURCES & INFORMATION



Effective Monday, March 1, 2021

The regional-based COVID-19 Response Framework uses a color-coded system for each health unit (Green - prevent, Yellow - protect, Orange - restrict, Red - control, Grey - lockdown) to determine safe reopening protocols.

The change to green reflects a continuing trend towards lower case counts in Grey Bruce and over-all provincial trends identified in the province’s latest modelling data.

Full details can be found here.

 

Green Zone Standard Measures

    • Focus on education and awareness of public health and workplace safety measures in place
    • Restrictions reflect broadest allowance of activities in Stage 3 absent a widely available vaccine or treatment
    • Highest risk settings remain closed

    Organized public events, social gatherings and wedding, funeral and religious services, rites and ceremonies
    • Limits for certain organized public events and social gatherings such as functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 10 people indoors
      • 25 people outdoors
    • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 50 people indoors
      • 100 people outdoors
    • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
      • 30% capacity of the room indoors
      • 100 people outdoors
    Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments
    • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
    • No buffet style service
    • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • Require contact information for one patron per seated party
    • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
    • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
    • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
    • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
    • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Sports and recreational fitness facilities
    • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
    • Capacity limits per venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoors in classes
      • 50 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment
      • 50 spectators indoors or 100 outdoors
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • Capacity limits apply on a per-room basis if operating in compliance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Facilities for Sport and Recreational Fitness Activities During COVID-19)
    • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
    • Exemptions for high performance athletes and parasports
    • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
    • Face coverings required except when exercising or playing sports
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Meeting and event spaces
    • Capacity limit for the venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 50 people indoors or
      • 100 people outdoors
    • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • Maximum of 50 people per room indoors if venue operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Meeting and Event Facilities During COVID-19)
    • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services apply if held in meeting and event spaces:
      • 30% capacity of the room indoors
      • 100 people outdoors
    • Exceptions for court and government services
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Retail
    • New for Green-Prevent as of February 2021:
      • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (for example, posting signs outside the store front about not entering if you have COVID-19 symptoms)
      • This does not apply to indoor malls, which are required to actively screen their customers before they enter the mall. Malls can use the patron screening tool to help meet this requirement.
      • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
    • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
    Personal care services
    • Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
    • Maximum of 50 people per facility permitted, where physical distancing can be maintained
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • Table games are prohibited
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Cinemas
    • Capacity limits per venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 50 people indoors or
      • 100 outdoors
    • 50 people per indoor auditorium if cinema operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Movie Theatres During COVID-19)
    • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
    • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
    Performing arts facilities
    • Capacity limits per venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
      • 50 people indoors or
      • 100 outdoors
    • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
    • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
    • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metres physical distance except for purposes of the performance
    • Drive-in performances permitted
    • Patron screening (passive)
    • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

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