Updated November 30, 2020

The AGCO will be maintaining its services during the COVID-19 pandemic in support of the businesses and citizens that rely on our activities. Check this webpage to know what the AGCO is doing to support you and how we are adapting our services, guided by advice from public health officials.

To help licensees understand how the Government of Ontario’s new COVID-19 Response Framework affects them, the AGCO is highlighting relevant information on this webpage for ease of reference. Please continue visiting this webpage for updated information as each new government announcement takes effect.

Classification of Public Health Unit Regions

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)

Algoma Public Health

 

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

 

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

 

North Bay Parry Sound District

 

Porcupine Health Unit

 

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

 

Timiskaming Health Unit

Chatham-Kent Public Health

 

Eastern Ontario Health Unit

 

Grey Bruce Health Unit

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

 

Lambton Public Health

 

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health

 

Middlesex-London Health Unit

 

Northwestern Health Unit

 

Peterborough Public Health

 

Public Health Sudbury & Districts

 

Thunder Bay and District Health Unit
 

 

 

Brant County Health Unit

 

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

 

Huron Perth Public Health

 

Niagara Region Public Health

 

Ottawa Public Health

 

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit

 

Southwestern Public Health

 

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

 

Durham Region Health Department

 

City of Hamilton Public Health Services

 

Halton Region Public Health

 

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

 

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

 

York Region Public Health

 

Peel Public Health

 

Toronto Public Health

Local Measures

In addition to the provincial health measures, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have added their own regional restrictions or requirements. Licensees are reminded that they must also continue to follow any public health measures in place in their municipality. Check your local public health unit or municipality’s website for details using the links above. Where there are regional restrictions or requirements, all provincial restrictions also apply.

Provincial Measures

General Public Health Measures — Applies to all regulated sectors

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)
Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks: 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors
Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities: 50 people indoors, 100 people outdoors
Limits for religious services, weddings and funerals: 30% capacity indoors, 100 people outdoors
Measures from previous level Measures from previous level Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings: 5 people indoors, 25 people outdoors No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, physical distancing can be maintained: 10 people outdoors
Limit for weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained: 10 people indoors, 10 people outdoors
Virtual and drive-in gatherings, events services, rites or ceremonies permitted
Wear a face covering indoors, outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained, or if wearing one is required. This includes members of the public and workers in indoor public places and workplaces, with limited exceptions.
Individuals and families in higher transmission areas should avoid travel to lower transmission areas (for example, from red to orange, from yellow to green), except for essential reasons.

Restaurants, Bars and Food or Drink Establishments

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)
Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
Require patron contact information for one patron per seated party
No buffet style service
Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2m distance and face covering required
Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
Measures from previous levels and:
Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Require patron contact information for all seated patrons
Limit of 6 people may be seated together
Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
Safety plan available upon request
Measures from previous levels and:
Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 50
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.
Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Limit of 4 people may be seated together
Strip clubs closed or permitted to operate as a restaurant or bar
Measures from previous levels and:
Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors is 10
Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted
Dancing, singing and the live performance of brass or wind instruments are prohibited
Indoor and outdoor service prohibited
Take out, drive through and delivery permitted, including sale of alcohol

Meeting and Event Spaces

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)
Limits:
50 people indoors
100 people outdoors
Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
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)
Exceptions for court/government services, weddings, funerals
Measures from previous levels and:
Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Require contact information for all seated patrons
Limit of 6 people may be seated together
Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
Safety plan available upon request
Measures from previous levels and:
Maximum of 50 people per facility (revoke capacity limit on a per room basis as per OCMOH approved plan)
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
Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Measures from previous levels and:
Maximum of 10 people per facility indoors or 25 outdoors
Closed with limited exceptions for: day camps for children, recreational and skill building programs under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, alcohol or substance abuse counselling court services, government services, mental health support services

Retail

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)
Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
Line-ups/patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2m distance and face covering required
Measure from previous level and:
Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
For malls — safety plan available upon request
Measures from previous level and:
Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Requirement to maintain 2 metres while standing in line and flow management
Measures from previous levels and:
For malls: Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors in mall food court is 10
Retail permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted)
Exceptions where in-person shopping is permitted: supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores; hardware stores; other retailers selling groceries; beer and wine and liquor stores; pharmacies and safety supply stores
50% capacity limits in retail outlets permitted to open for in-person shopping
Motor vehicle sales permitted to be open for in-person shopping by appointment only and other safety restrictions
Garden centres, plant nurseries permitted for curbside pick-up or delivery; indoor by appointment only
Outdoor markets permitted
Malls open, with: retail outlets in malls permitted to be open for pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted); full access to businesses and organizations permitted to be open (for example, pharmacy, dentist); food court open for take-away only Requirement to maintain 2 metres while standing in line and flow management

Casinos, Bingo Halls and Gaming Establishments

Prevent
(Standard Measures)
Protect
(Strengthened Measures)
Restrict
(Intermediate Measures)
Control
(Stringent Measures)
Lockdown
(Maximum Measures)
Maximum of 50 people
Table games are prohibited.
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Measures from previous level and: Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Require contact information from all patrons
Safety plan available upon request
Measures from previous levels, and:
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.
Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
Measures from previous levels and:
Maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors
Closed
Line of Business: 

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