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Current measures in Peel

Stay informed about COVID-19 restrictions

The Ontario government's COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open places each public health unit into a colour-coded level based on risk:

Peel is in the Grey-Lockdown level as of November 23.

Peel will remain in the Grey-Lockdown level for a minimum of 28 days, or 2 COVID-19 incubation periods. The Ontario government will reassess after that period to determine if each region will stay where they are or be moved to a different level.

Understand how these measures impact residents, businesses and public spaces in Peel.

Other information

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with). Maintain 2 metres of physical distancing from everyone else.
  • Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.
  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household.
  • Limit of 10 people for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, where physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Virtual and drive-in gatherings and events permitted.

Daily activities

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild.
  • Wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces, outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained, and where masks are mandatory.
  • Limit in-person activities outside the home to essential activities only (work, school, fitness and exercise, access to health care, vehicle maintenance, and shopping for food, drink, gasoline).
  • Cancel, postpone, or hold virtually any other in-person activities, or participate only with your household and essential supports.
  • Individuals and families in higher transmission areas (such as Peel) should avoid travel to lower transmission areas, except for essential reasons.

Religious services, rites or ceremonies, including weddings and funerals

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained are limited to 10 people indoors and 10 people outdoors.
  • Virtual and drive-in services, rites or ceremonies are permitted.

The following Ontario measures apply in Peel:

  • Schools are open. Find details about going to school during COVID-19.
  • Child care centres are open. Find more information about child care services.
  • Post-secondary institutions are open for virtual instruction, with exemptions where in-person instruction is required (for example, clinical training, and trades).

Workplaces must follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Operate in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including instructions on physical distancing, cleaning or disinfecting.
  • Screen any workers or essential visitors entering the work environment. Access the COVID-19 screening tool for workplaces for more information.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides protection of the eyes, nose and mouth, is required if a worker is required to come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering.
  • Limit capacity so that every member of the public can maintain 2 metres of physical distancing from every other person. Some businesses or facilities have additional capacity restrictions.
  • Businesses or places that are open must ensure that equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms and showers that are accessible to the public are cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition.
  • Face coverings must be worn by members of the public and workers in indoor public places and workplaces, with limited exceptions.
  • A workplace safety plan is required for all businesses and organizations that are permitted to be open.

Find out the requirements for specific sectors from the Ontario government.

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Indoor and outdoor service is not allowed.
  • Take out, drive through, and delivery are permitted, including sale of alcohol.
  • A safety plan is required for all businesses that are allowed to be open.

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • All indoor facilities (including indoor courts, pools, and rinks) are closed.
  • Outdoor sports, classes, and use of amenities are limited to 10 people.
  • Community centres and multi-purpose facilities (such as YMCA) can be open for permitted activities such as child care services.
  • Indoor individual and team sports (including training) are not permitted with exemptions for high performance, including parasport athletes, and professional leagues (for example, NHL, CFL, MLS, NBA).
  • A safety plan is required for all businesses that are permitted to be open.

Follow these Ontario measures under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained are limited to 10 people indoors and 10 people outdoors.
  • Virtual and drive-in services, rites or ceremonies are permitted.
  • A safety plan is required for all organizations that are permitted to be open.

Learn more about safety measures for places of worship.

Meeting and event spaces, including banquet halls, are closed under the Grey-Lockdown level with limited exceptions for:

  • Court services
  • Government services
  • Mental health and addictions support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous) permitted to a maximum of 10 people

The following Ontario measures apply under the Grey-Lockdown level:

  • In-person shopping is only permitted (with 50% capacity limits) for supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores, other retailers selling groceries, beer and wine and liquor stores, and pharmacies and safety supply stores.
  • Other retail is permitted to be open for curbside pickup or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted).
  • Motor vehicle sales are permitted to be open for in-person shopping by appointment only and other safety restrictions.
  • Garden centres, plant nurseries are permitted for curbside pick-up or delivery, or indoor by appointment.
  • Outdoor markets are permitted.
  • Retail outlets in malls are permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only (in-person retail shopping not permitted). Full access to businesses and organizations that are permitted to be open (for example, pharmacy, dentist). Food court is open for take-away only.
  • Requirement to maintain 2 metres distance while standing in line and flow management.
  • A safety plan is required for all businesses that are permitted to be open.

Personal care services are closed in Peel under the Grey-Lockdown level.

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

Casinos, bingos halls and gaming establishments are closed in Peel under the Grey-Lockdown level.

Movie cinemas

Movie cinemas are closed in Peel under the Grey-Lockdown level, except for:

  • Drive-in cinemas.
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event remains permitted.
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier.

Performing arts facilities

In Peel, performing arts facilities are closed to spectators under the Grey-Lockdown level.

Operators must follow Ontario's measures for activities in these facilities:

  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event remains permitted.
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metres physical distance except for purposes of the performance.
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier.
  • Drive-in performances permitted.
  • A safety plan is required for all businesses that are permitted to be open.