Friday, October 16, 2020

On Friday, October 16, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that as of 12:01 am on Monday, October 19, York Region will enter modified Stage 2 restrictions for a minimum of 28 days. These measures align with the public health measures already in place in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto and are applicable to food and drink establishments, casinos, bingo halls and other gaming sites. Events held using a Special Occasion Permit for the sale or service of alcohol are also impacted.

During this period, restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (including nightclubs) in York Region will be prohibited from offering indoor food and drink service. Establishments may continue to offer outdoor food and drink service and takeout and delivery, including the sale of alcohol with a food order for takeout or delivery. Events held in a food and drink establishment using a Special Occasion Permit must abide by the prohibition on indoor food and drink service.

Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments in York Region must close.

Limits for all social gatherings and organized public events are reduced to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained. The two limits may not be combined for an indoor-outdoor event. As well, meeting and event spaces have reduced capacity limits of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Special Occasion Permit events must follow this measure.

Licensees, operators and permit holders in regions not subject to modified Stage 2 restrictions must continue to meet all other existing legislative and regulatory requirements.

For more information about other public health measures enacted by the government, please consult this site detailing the stages of reopening.

See the AGCO’s blog post published on October 11, 2020 for information about the measures in place in Ottawa, Peel and Toronto.

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