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Ontario Relaxes Capacity Limits at Certain Sport and Event Venues

Ontario is relaxing capacity limits at some sport and event venues that require proof of vaccination.

Starting September 25 at 12:01 am, capacity limits will be increased in many indoor environments where proof of vaccination is required.

Province says limits will be increased in meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference / convention centers; sport events; concerts, theaters and cinemas; shopping venues; and commercial television and film productions with studio audiences will be scaled up to 50 percent of capacity or 10,000 people, whichever is less for indoor events.

Also beginning Saturday, capacity limits at outdoor events where people stand will increase to 75% of capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less.

For outdoor events where people are seated, capacity limits will be increased up to 75% of capacity or 30,000 people.

Proof of vaccination will now be required in outdoor environments where normal capacity is 20,000 people or more.

“With more and more Ontarians joining millions of others in rolling up their sleeves, our government is taking a safe and prudent approach to easing capacity limits in certain settings where proof of vaccination is required,” said said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. . “With the added layer of protection offered by proof of vaccination, we’re ensuring our businesses can stay safe and open as we continue to reach more Ontarians who have yet to receive a first or second dose. . “

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