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COVID-19 Framework Response

UPDATED: 11:18 am, November 26, 2020

COVID-9 Current Status, Protect (Strengthened Measures)

COVID-19 Current Status, Protect (Strengthened Measures)

Peterborough Public Health Level: PROTECT

New restrictions are in place in the Peterborough Public Health region as we move to the PROTECT (Strengthened Measures) status under the Keeping Ontario Safe & Open Framework as of Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m.  These measures are in addition to measures from the previous level.

COVID-19 Response Framework

The Government of Ontario has created a  COVID-19 Response Framework to guide the implementation of public health measures in different regions of the province.  The PDF document on this page provides framework details of restrictions placed on a region based on the region’s risk for further COVID-19 cases.

As the threat of COVID-19 increases in a community, stronger restrictions will be put in place to keep people safe.

For a list of each Ontario regions levels please visit, Public Health Unit regions.

Safety Plans

Some businesses and establishments are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan. This plan will assist in reducing the risk of COVID-19 in your business or establishment. For assistance in developing your COVID-19 Safety Plan visit:

Develop your COVID-19 Safety Plan (Ministry of Ontario)

Develop COVID-19 Safety Plan for your Business or Organization (PPH Document)

Current Restrictions

Peterborough Public Health region is in the YELLOW – PROTECT level. For our community this means tighter restrictions on:

Bars, Restaurants, Food Premises, Meeting and Events Spaces

Bars, Restaurants, Food Premises, Meeting and Events Spaces

Guidance for Restaurants and Bars – PPH Guidance

  • Must have a safety plan available upon request
  • Limit operating hours; establishments must close at midnight
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9am to 11pm
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 12am to 9am
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together
  • Limit volume of music to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation
Sports & Recreational Fitness Activities

Sports & Recreational Fitness Activities

  • Must have a safety plan available upon request
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Must increase the space between patrons to 3m where there are weight/weight machines and exercise/fitness classes
  • Recreational programs limited to 10 people per room indoors, 25 outdoors
  • Require contact information for all patrons and attendance for team sports
  • Require reservations for entry (only one reservation for teams is required)
Retail

Retail

  • Malls must have a safety plan available upon request
  • Limit volume of music to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation
Personal Care Services

Personal Care Services

  • Must have a safety plan available upon request
  • Require contact information from all patrons
Cinemas, Performing Arts Facilities, Casinos, Bingo and Gaming Establishments

Cinemas, Performing Arts Facilities, Casinos, Bingo and Gaming Establishments

  • Must have a safety plan available upon request
  • 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