Here’s what is allowed under the Provincial Lockdown of Ontario

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Much of Ontario is shut down on Boxing Day as the government aims to curtail elevated COVID-19 incidents and to avoid inundation in January of the replacement clinics and their acute health care units.


The lock-down starts at 12:01. The 27 public health unit regions in southern Ontario remain in effect on Dec. 26 and remain until at least Jan. 23, 2021.

In the north, the lockout will expire on January 9 where daily figures have been markedly lower.

The proposed initiatives would not look any different from the existing measures in the five lock-down regions – Toronto, Peel area, York, Windsor-Essex, and Hamilton. There were a few variations.

Tighter limits are being imposed on other countries.

What is appropriate or what is not confused? In these primary places, this is what lockout means:

Events and parties

Anyone outside the household does not hold any indoor meetings (the people they live with).

People of one family may have close interaction with another household, both alone and single parents.

Outdoor activities are limited to 10 individuals and must adhere to the rules on physical distance (i.e. face coverings must be worn if two meters of physical distancing cannot be maintained).

Indoor or outdoor worship ceremonies, festivals, and marriages are limited to 10 people.

Faith services, rituals, and rites are allowed both interactive and drive-in.


When classes first begin in the new year, public and private schools must switch to remote learning.

On January 11, students at primary education in South Ontario will come back to personal schooling, while students at secondary school continue to study remotely until January 25.

Students of primary and secondary schools may return to personal learning in Northern Ontario on January 11.

Post-secondary institutions move on to immersive training with a range of exceptions, for example, where in-person training is required.

For the length of the provincial lockdown, children’s centers will stay open.


Non-essential firms have to shut down. Any primary companies which stay open will now have tighter capacity restrictions than those currently in place in lock-down areas.

Discount and bulk stores supplying produce are reduced to 25%.

There is only a capability of 50 percent in supermarkets and grocery shops, as well as enclosed farms.

The capability of pharmacies is reduced to 50%.
The capability of liquor stores is reduced to 25%. Stores of cannabis are limited only to pick-up or supply curbside.

Only by appointment are motor vehicle purchases allowed.
Outdoor markets, like farmers’ and holiday markets, are allowed if food is mostly sold to the public.

Other dealers, including gardens and equipment shops, animal feeds, and electronics shops, are confined only to pick up and distribution.

In-person shopping must be outside malls. Curbside collection is permitted at an appointment as is the case within a mall.

Bars and pubs

Restaurants, bars, and other food and drink services are banned to eat indoor and outdoor dining.

It is allowed to take-out, take-off, and delivery.

Night clubs and strip clubs serving as an institution for drinks and food might be available to take-away, drive and delivery.

Sports and leisure

Both athletic and leisure exercise services indoor and outdoor must shut up, except for those used by high-performance sportsmen and some specialist ligaments.

Outside sports facilities (playgrounds, ice rinks, sliding hills, and skating trails) are allowed to remain open for as long as the physical distance is maintained.

It’s got to close ski hills.

Motorsport has to shut down.

Pleasant parks and amusement parks should be closed.

Children’s day camps have to close.


No drive-in activities are allowed. No drive-in events.

Concert venues, theaters, and movie theaters can only be open to practice, presentation, or other activities. On the stage, not more than 10 artists are approved.

Additional facilities and installations

Services of personal treatment must be closed.

It is important to close the casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments.
Closing of tour and guide programs.

Zoos and aquariums may be freely open, but may be running for animal welfare.

It is important to close museums and cultural facilities.

Libraries will be eligible for contactless curbside, pick-up, and distribution, as well as for approved programs such as childcare.

There are no open houses. Only an appointment helps you to see a home.

Building and associated facilities are allowed.

Services are approved for messenger, postal services, shipment, moving, and distribution.
Only children, the elderly, or the vulnerable are allowed to fund domestic services (e.g. housekeeping, cooking, and cleaning).

Repair of vehicles and equipment, critical service, and leasing are only allowed by appointment.

Veterinary facilities are allowed only if they are necessary immediately for animal health and welfare

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