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Gathering limits for select organized public events and social gatherings (e.g., private gatherings at home, in parks, etc., barbeques):

  • 10 people indoors

  • 25 people outdoors

Restaurants, Bars and Food and Drink Establishments:

  • Capacity limit of 50 patrons seated indoors

  • Outdoor dining, takeout, drive through and delivery permitted

  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Require contact information for all seated patrons

  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only

  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar

 
 

Sports and Gyms:

  • Maximum of 50 people total in indoor areas with weight and exercise machines and all indoor classes

  • Each indoor fitness or exercise class can only have a maximum of 10 people and must take place in a separate room

  • 100 people in outdoor classes, however each outdoor fitness or exercise class can only have a maximum of 25 people

  • No spectators permitted, however each person under 18 may be accompanied by one parent or guardian

  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact: 50 people per league

  • Require screening of patrons, including spectators

  • Face coverings required except when exercising or playing sports

 

Retail:

  • Screening for patrons is required

  • Stores must have passing screening for patrons (for example, posting signs outside the store front about not entering if you have COVID-19 symptoms)

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls

  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; two metres distance and face coverings required

  • Limit volume to be low enough that a normal conservation is possible

 

Meeting and Event Spaces

  • Capacity limit for the venue of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors

  • Limits for weddings, funeral and religious services of 30 per cent capacity of the room indoors and 100 people outdoors

  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together

  • Require screening of patrons 

  • Require contact information for all seated patrons

  • Limit volume of music (e.g., to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation)

  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted

 

Personal Care Services

A safety plan is required to e prepared and made available upon request

 

Performing Arts Facilities

  • Capacity limits per venue of 50 spectators indoors or 100 spectators outdoors

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.

  • Require screening of patrons

  • Require contact information from all patrons

  • 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  

 
 
 
 

Patio Innovation  Program 2021

March 4, 2021: The Patio Innovation program was passed by Transit Committee to be put forward to Council next week. Here is a CTV recap of yesterday's committee meeting. View News Here

 

Small Business Tax Sub-class

John Kiru, ED TABIA presented a report and recommendations on Small Business Tax Sub-class to OBIAA attendees today. This had been sent to Toronto City finance. We have shared this with the City of Ottawa as an outside source to review See TABIA PDF here

Federal Wage and Rent Subsidy EXTENDED

  • The current rate structures for these subsidies will be extended from March 14 to June 5, 2021. Specifically:

  • the maximum wage subsidy rate for active employees would remain at 75 per cent;

  • the maximum rent subsidy rate would remain at 65 per cent; and

  • Lockdown Support would remain at 25 per cent and continue to be provided in addition to the rent subsidy, providing eligible hard hit businesses with rent support of up to 90 per cent.

    Click here for the Official News Release

 
 
 
 

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