WELCOME TO YELLOW - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Here’s what Yellow looks like and means:

Organized public events, social gatherings and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks:

    • 10 people indoors

    • 25 people outdoors

  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities:

    • 50 people indoors

    • 100 people outdoors

  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services (apply regardless of the venue where held):

    • 30% capacity of the room indoors

    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables

  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together

  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions

  • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)

  • Require patron contact information for all seated patrons

  • No buffet style service

  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required

  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only

  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering

  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar

  • Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport

  • Capacity limits:

    • 10 people indoors per room or 25 people outdoors in classes

    • 50 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment

  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors or and 100 outdoors

  • Capacity limits apply on a per-room basis if operating in compliance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Facilities for Sport and Recreational Fitness Activities During COVID-19)

  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact with an exemption for high performance athletes, including parasport athletes, and professional leagues; maximum 50 people per league

  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public

  • Face coverings required except when exercising

  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes

  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility

  • Require reservation for entry; one reservation for teams

  • safety plan is required to the prepared and made available upon request

Meeting and event spaces

  • Capacity limits:

    • 50 people indoors

    • 100 people outdoors

    • exception for court and government services

    • religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services:

      •  30% capacity of the room indoors

      • 100 people outdoors

  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted

  • Maximum of 50 people per room indoors, where physical distancing can be maintained if venue operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Meeting and Event Facilities During COVID-19)

  • Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Require contact information for all seated patrons

  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together

  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls

  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required

  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible

  • For malls, a safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed

  • Require contact information from all patrons

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Maximum of 50 people

  • Table games are prohibited

  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments can operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Require contact information from all patrons

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Cinemas

  • Maximum of 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors

  • 50 people indoors per indoor auditorium if cinema operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Movie Theatres During COVID-19)

  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only

  • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Require contact information from all patrons

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Performing arts facilities

  • Maximum of 50 spectators indoors and 100 spectators outdoors

  • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier

  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted

  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance

  • Drive-in performances permitted

  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Require contact information from all patrons

  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request


Thank you for reading this - Jason Ward, Calvin Chan of WARDS LAWYERS PC.

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