Public Health Safety Measures
Updated: June 15, 2022
On March 1, 2022, the province announced its Living with and Managing COVID-19 plan.
Under this plan, the majority of public health and workplace safety measures have now been lifted, and key public health indicators continue to improve or remain stable.
- All settings can be open at full (100%) capacity
- Proof of vaccination, capacity limit and physical distancing requirements lifted in all settings; businesses may continue to implement voluntarily
- No limits on indoor or outdoor social gatherings, organized public events or religious services, rites or ceremonies
- Most masking requirements were lifted in Ontario as of June 11, 2022; masks are still required in long-term care and retirement homes; masking is recommended in higher-risk congregate living settings, such as shelters and group homes; organizations may implement their own masking policies
- York Region residents should continue to wear a mask if they feel it is right for them, are at high risk for severe illness, recovering from COVID-19, have symptoms of the virus or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; York Region Public Health continues to strongly recommend the use of masks in the three 3Cs – confined spaces, crowds or in close contact with someone, especially if they are vulnerable or immunocompromised
- All employers must continue to meet their legal duty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of workers
The information on this page is maintained and updated regularly to the best extent possible. For the most current information, please refer to the provincial government’s COVID-19 public health measures and advice webpage. Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step was revoked on April 27, 2022
Information for Travellers
If travelling, you are encouraged to check for information on the presence of COVID-19 at your destination and what travel restrictions apply, which could impact your ability to return to Canada.
Pre-entry tests are required for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers 12 and older who are currently eligible to travel to Canada. Children who are less than 5 years of age are not required to test, regardless of their vaccination status.
Effective June 20, 2022, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will no longer be required to board domestic or outbound international flights or trains within Canada.
Vaccination will still be required for passengers and crew on cruise ships and for all foreign travellers entering Canada.
Masks continue to be required on all federally regulated planes, trains and cruise ships.
Randomized testing for fully vaccinated travellers will be temporarily suspended between June 11 and June 30, 2022 at Canadian airports. As of July 1, all testing, including for unvaccinated travellers, will be performed offsite.
More detailed information can be found on the federal government’s mandatory quarantine or isolation page.
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