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Changes in COVID-19 restrictions today

As of today, there are some changes in COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Gatherings in your home are limited to no more than 25 people. Formal gatherings are limited to no more than 75 percent of the venue’s capacity.

  • Religious and cultural ceremonies that require proof of vaccination are limited to 75 percent capacity. Those where proof of vaccination is not required are limited to 50 percent capacity. Public visitations are limited to 75 percent capacity per room. Wakes held outside of a funeral home/place of worship are limited to 25 people.

  • Gym and fitness facilities are permitted to operate at 75 percent capacity per room or ice surface.

  • Amateur individual and team sport and recreation activities may return to out-of-region competition. However, participants are limited to competition against one single team per day. Tournaments of any kind are not permitted.

  • Restaurants can open for in-person dining at 75 percent capacity. Self-serve buffets are prohibited. Bars and lounges can open at 75 percent capacity. Dance floors are permitted, but masks must be worn while dancing.

  • Retail stores, including those in shopping malls, have no capacity restrictions.

  • Cinemas, performance spaces and bingo halls can operate at a maximum capacity of 75 per cent per room. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink.

The provincial government recently announced that by March 14, provided epidemiology remains favourable, all restrictions will be lifted.


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