- Provincial masking regulations remain in place.
Capacity limits eased for select settings with proof of vaccination requirements
The Province of Ontario has eased capacity limits on those select public settings that require proof of double vaccinations and identification. For example, restaurants, meeting spaces and recreation centres and gyms can allow pre-pandemic and fire-code capacity levels.
Proof of Vaccination required for specific settings
Effective September 22, a proof of vaccination (showing two doses plus a minimum of 14 days) and identification will be required for the following public settings and indoor facilities – with some exceptions.
- Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, accessing washroom facilities, and picking up takeout orders)
- Sporting events – indoor and outdoor
- Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport for individuals between the ages of 12 and 17
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
- Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas
- Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
- Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
- Racing venues – including horse racing
Non-compliant business, service provider or event organizer
Any individual who wishes to report a business, event or location that, under the provincial regulations, requires proof of vaccination from patrons, but that is not screening and verifying vaccination receipts and photo identification should contact the City’s By-law and Regulatory Services.
Patrons refusing to show proof of vaccination and/or leave the premises
If a business or event experiences patrons or guests who refuse to show proper proof of vaccination, including refusal to the leave the premises, should contact the non-emergency Ottawa Police Service phone line at 613-236-1222.