an overview of COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa and Gatineau – .

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an overview of COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa and Gatineau – .


OTTAWA – Ottawa is passing the first week of Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan, easing restrictions on indoor dining, theaters, gyms and social gatherings.

In the meantime, Gatineau has been in Quebec’s level 1 green zone of COVID-19 restrictions since June 28.

While the two cities are in the lowest levels of COVID-19 restrictions in the province, there are different rules on either side of the Ottawa River.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca examines different rules in Ottawa and Gatineau as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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Gatineau: Level 1 – Vigilance zone

SOCIAL MEETINGS

Ottawa

  • Indoor gatherings and organized public events: Up to 25 people
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Social gatherings and public events held for up to 100 people with limited exceptions

Gatineau

  • Indoor gatherings: Maximum 10 people of different addresses or the occupants of three homes. When people are within one meter of each other, wearing a mask or face covering is strongly recommended for people who do not have adequate protection against COVID-19.
  • Outdoor gatherings: Maximum 20 people from different addresses or the occupants of three homes.

Activities organized in a public place:

RELIGIOUS SERVICES, RITES OR CEREMONIES, INCLUDING MARRIAGE AND FUNERAL SERVICES

Ottawa

  • Indoor and outdoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including marriage and funeral services, permitted with limited capacity to allow a physical distance of two meters. (Not applicable to receptions)

Gatineau

  • A maximum of 250 participants is allowed in a place of worship. (If the place of worship occupies an entire building, the limit applies to the building)
  • The wedding ceremony and funeral are limited to 250 people. They must remain seated during the event.
  • The reception following the wedding ceremony or funeral is limited to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.

BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Ottawa

  • Indoor and outdoor dining allowed with limited capacity to allow two meters physical distance and other restrictions.
  • No limit on the number of people per table
  • Buffets allowed
  • Catering establishments with indoor dance facilities limited to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of two meters, with a maximum capacity of 25% indoors or 250 people (whichever is less)
  • Last call at 2 a.m.

Gatineau

  • Open restaurants, bars, brasseries and taverns
  • 10 people or three private residences can share the same table. Indoor tables should be two meters apart when there are no partitions between them
  • The outdoor terraces can accommodate a maximum of 20 people per table
  • An attendance register must be kept

Operators of bars, brasseries and taverns must comply with the following conditions:

  • 50 percent of the maximum capacity stated on the liquor license
  • Customers must remain seated at tables
  • Dancing and singing are prohibited
  • Establishments must close at 2 a.m. (alcohol sales must stop at 12 p.m.)

RETAIL SELLING

Ottawa

Gatineau

  • All stores open. One person per household recommended
  • Wearing a mask or face covering is compulsory in enclosed or partially enclosed public places for people aged 10 and over.

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES

Ottawa

  • Open, including services that require the removal of a face covering
  • Limited capacity to allow physical distance of two meters and other restrictions

Gatineau

Salon TOK Gatineau washbasin

SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL CONDITIONING FACILITIES, PERSONAL FITNESS AND SPORTS

Ottawa

  • Indoor fitness centers and gymnasiums open to 50% of their capacity
  • Open-air fitness centers and facilities
  • Indoor fitness classes and personal training allowed, with a maximum capacity of 50 percent.
  • Spectators are allowed inside with a maximum capacity of 50 percent or 1,000 people (whichever is less). Outdoors, spectators are permitted for non-seated events with a maximum capacity of 75% or 5,000 people (whichever is less). Fixed-seat events allowed to accommodate spectators at 75% of capacity or 15,000 people (whichever is less)
  • Sports leagues authorized to operate

Gatineau

  • Gyms are open
  • Outdoor sports and recreational activities are permitted in public places for groups of up to 50 people, while indoor sports and recreational activities are permitted with up to 25 people from different households.
  • Organized games and matches as well as leagues, competitions and tournaments are allowed outside. 50 spectators are allowed to watch the match or the match away.
  • Indoors, organized games and matches as well as leagues, competitions and tournaments are allowed.
  • Bowling, billiards and darts facilities are open.

CINEMAS

Ottawa

  • Indoor theaters open with a maximum capacity of 50% or 1,000 people (whichever is less)
  • Open-air cinemas are allowed to open
  • For outdoor events without seating, spectators with a maximum capacity of 75 percent or 5,000 people (whichever is less). For outdoor events with fixed seats, spectators with a maximum capacity of 75% or 15,000 people (whichever is less)

Gatineau

  • The cinemas are open with a maximum of 250 people. Maximum 3,500 people allowed if the room can be divided into zones of 250 people
  • Eating and drinking allowed
  • Drive-ins permitted with a maximum of 5,000 people. Cars must be spaced so as to respect a distance of one meter between people

Mayfair Theater

PERFORMING ARTS

Ottawa

  • Performance venues can open indoors with a capacity of 50 percent or 1,000 people (whichever is less)
  • Outdoor venues can open with a capacity of 75% or 5,000 people for events without seating and 75% or 15,000 people for outdoor events with fixed seating.

Gatineau

  • Performance halls, auditoriums, indoor stadiums, outdoor stadiums or venues with pre-assigned seats can accommodate a maximum of 3,500 people. The audience should be subdivided into independent sections, each with a maximum of 250 people.
  • Outdoor events with fixed seating can accommodate a maximum of 3,500 people per venue

MUSEUMS, ZOOS, AQUARIUMS

Ottawa

  • Zoos, monuments, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar outdoor attractions are open with a capacity limited to 50% for indoor pay areas and 75% for outdoor pay areas and other restrictions
  • Amusement parks and water parks open at 50% of their capacity indoors and 75% outdoors, with restrictions on rides.

Gatineau

Canadian museum of nature

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