COVID-19 – Meeting & Event Spaces

Last Reviewed/Updated: 9:21 a.m., June 11, 2021


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Guidance for Facility Owners

Meeting and Event Space facility owners and operators have a responsibility to ensure that these spaces are safe for staff and all users. Use these following resources:

Guidance for Organizers of Meetings and Events (renters of facilities)

Guidance for Attendees at Meeting and Event Facilities

Even if there is no longer a stay-at-home order in your area, staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others. You are strongly advised to:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • avoid social gatherings
  • limit close contacts to your household
  • download the COVID Alert mobile app

To ensure the safety of all public spaces, attendees should:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Not gather with people outside your household
  • Wear a face covering/mask at all times when indoors (with limited exceptions)
  • Wear a face covering/mask when it is difficult to maintain 2 metres physical distance outdoors
  • Avoid crowded places, and try to visit when the event when it is less busy
  • Step aside or pass others quickly and courteously if encountering others in the hallways, etc.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

Travel

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Avoid travel except for essential reasons.

Within Ontario

Travel between regions will greatly increase the potential for spikes in community spread and undo all the progress we have made.  You should avoid travelling between regions, except for essential reasons.

Inter-provincial

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly advises that travel out of the province should be limited to essential purposes only.

Individuals and families who consider travelling to another province for essential reasons during the holidays should:

  • consider the risk associated with travelling – this includes COVID-19 transmission in the other province, entry requirements (for example, quarantine) of some other provinces
  • self-quarantine, or drastically reduce close contact with others 10 to 14 days before travelling and after returning home, to help lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • follow general public health advice, rules and regulations of Ontario and the other province

Meeting and Event Spaces

Current Restrictions for Step 1

Closed for meetings and events (limited exceptions, for example child care, mental health and addiction support services).

Information about provincial plans for Steps 1, 2, and 3 can be found here.