Ontario starts lifting restrictionsFebruary 1, 2022
Ontario has begun a phased reopening. January 31, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., marked the first portion of that reopening.
As of yesterday:
- Capacities for restaurants (including indoor dining in retail settings) and cinemas increase to 50% capacity.
- Ontario removes its “Work from home except where necessary” regulatory requirement.
Two additional phased reopening dates are planned, each 21-days after one another. Of note, on February 21, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario lifts the 50% capacity restriction on retail and malls. As of that moment, retail and mall capacity will be limited to the number of patrons that can maintain a physical distance of 2 metres in the space.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Government Relations (Ontario)