The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is activating an “emergency brake” in Thunder Bay District Health Unit to move the region to Grey-Lockdown effective Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the trends in public health indicators and local context and conditions.
- Trips outside of the home should only be for essential reasons (work, school, groceries/pharmacy, health care, assisting vulnerable individuals or exercise and physical activity)
- No indoor organized public events and social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household – people who live alone can gather with one household
- Workplaces must screen all workers or visitors entering the work environment. See the for more information. Screening Tool for Workplaces
- All workplaces are required to have a COVID Safety Plan
Restrictions include but are not limited to:
- take-out/delivery only for restaurants, bars
- indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities closed
- Meeting and event spaces closed with limited exceptions
- In person shopping permitted for all retail, subject to capacity limits of:
- 50% for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
- 25% for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores and garden centres
- Personal care services closed
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments closed
Read the full list of Grey-Lockdown Measures for your business
All measures are also detailed in Ontario Regulation 82/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 1 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.