Ontario Cautiously Easing Capacity Limits in Select Settings Where Proof of Vaccination is Required

With public health and health care indicators stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, the government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously easing capacity limits for select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required.

Effective September 25, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits will be increased in many of the indoor settings where proof of vaccination is required. Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres; sporting events; concerts, theatres and cinemas; racing venues (e.g., horse racing); and commercial and film television productions with studio audiences will be increased to up to 50 per cent capacity or 10,000 people (whichever is less) for indoor events.

For certain outdoor event venues where patrons stand, capacity limits will increase to up to 75 per cent capacity or 15,000 people (whichever is less). For certain outdoor event venues where patrons are seated, capacity limits will be increased to up to 75 per cent capacity or 30,000 people (whichever is less). In addition, proof of vaccination will now be required in outdoor settings where the normal maximum capacity is 20,000 people or more to help keep these venues safe for patrons.

We continue to encourage all Ontarians to support family and friends who may need assistance. Together, we can ensure that even more Ontarians benefit from the protection against COVID-19 and variants offered by all Health Canada approved vaccines.

News Release:

English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000864/ontario-cautiously-easing-capacity-limits-in-select-settings-where-proof-of-vaccination-is-required

French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1000864/lontario-assouplit-prudemment-les-limites-de-capacite-dans-certains-milieux-ou-une-preuve-de-vaccination-est-exigee