Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce brings out its weekly newsletter on Jan 21, 2022

Asha Bajaj
9 min readJan 21, 2022

ICCC Weekly Newsletter


Ontario lifts pandemic restrictions in 3 phases

Ontario announced it will allow indoor dining and gyms to reopen and will increase gathering limits on Jan. 31 as part of a three-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

“We can be confident that the worst is behind us as we look to cautiously ease public health measures,” Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. “We are now in a position to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures.”

Full list of what’s reopening in Ontario and when as COVID-19 restrictions gradually lift

31 January

  • Social gatherings will be increased to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
  • Sporting events, concert venues, and theatres will be able to operate at 50 percent seated capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.
  • Restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities will be able to operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Retailers, including grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as shopping malls, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Non-spectator areas of sports and recreational fitness facilities, including gyms, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Movie theatres, meeting rooms, and event spaces can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Recreational amenities and amusement parks, including water parks, can operate with 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, and similar attractions, as well as casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments, can open at 50 percent capacity indoors.
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies can take place at 50 percent capacity.
  • The province said enhanced proof of vaccination, and other requirements would continue to apply in existing…
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