Masking policy changes for City of Ottawa

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Proof of vaccinations requirement lifted

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required for those select indoor settings, such as recreation centre, theatres, gyms, and restaurants.
  • However, individual businesses and operators have the option to voluntarily maintain proof of vaccination requirements.

Masks still required

You are required to wear a mask in the following settings:

  • Public transit (buses, trains, platforms, stations and shelters)
  • Hospitals and independent health facilities

Long-term care homes

The City’s long-term care homes will continue to follow direction from the Ministry of Long-Term Care on screening requirements for entry into long-term care homes. Proof of vaccination is currently required for staff, caregivers, students, volunteers, support workers and visitors entering long-term care homes