A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario: Managing COVID-19 for the Long-Term
NOTE: Effective October 25, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits are further lifted in select settings under specified circumstances.
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022.
In the absence of concerning trends, public health and workplace safety measures will be lifted based on proposed milestones.
For more information about the public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions currently in effect, please consult:
- A plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term
- COVID-19 public health measures and advice
- O. Reg. 364/20: RULES FOR AREAS AT STEP 3 AND AT THE ROADMAP EXIT STEP
Emergency orders currently in effect under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act have been extended until November 3, 2021:
- O. Reg. 8/21 Enforcement of COVID-19 Measures
- O. Reg. 55/21 Compliance Orders for Retirement Homes
- O. Reg. 305/21 Regulated Health Professionals
For additional measures that apply to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) region, please see: Public Health Orders.
- Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term (News Release, October 22, 2021)
- Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings (News Release, October 8, 2021)
- Ontario Cautiously Easing Capacity Limits in Select Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required (News Release, September 24, 2021)
- Ontario Releasing Guidance to Support Proof of Vaccination Policy (News Release, September 14, 2021)
- COVID-19 Self-Assessment – Online screening tool and recommendations from Ontario's Ministry of Health
- Preventing COVID-19 in the Workplace: Employers, employees and essential service workers
- Ontario Ministry of Health: Sector-specific guidelines and resources
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: COVID-19 Tip Sheets by sector
- “Stop the Spread” Business Information Telephone Line – Toll-free line for businesses who have questions about how to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic (Government of Ontario)