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Boxing Day shopping is very different for Ontario residents this year after the province got into a pandemic at 12:01 p.m.

While restrictions were in place in areas such as Toronto, Peel, and the York region, the rest of southern Ontario will be closed until January 23. The restrictions for northern Ontario will last until January 9

These restrictions, which aim to contain an increase in COVID cases, were put in place as the province saw more than 2 April on both Friday and Saturday100 cases with 81 new deaths reported. The number of intensive care patients also exceeded 300 people

Businesses that are deemed essential, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are allowed to remain open with capacity constraints, but indoor businesses such as gyms, cinemas, and shop windows must be closed

Animal Care: Veterinary clinics are only open for services “necessary for the immediate health and welfare of an animal” or for roadside animal pick-up and drop-off services. Boarding schools and other care facilities may remain open no specific information on animal care

Child care: All child care remains open, including in schools, but cannot accept school-age children while personal lessons are during the break.Eligible employees can request emergency child care. Before and after school, the programs are from 4 till 8 January suspended and on 11 Continued January All day camps are closed

Film & Television: Can continue production without a studio audience and with sets that allow physical distancing

Gaming facilities, cinemas, and performing arts centers: Casinos, bingo halls, and all other gaming facilities, as well as cinemas and performing arts centers, must be open to the public, rehearsals or broadcasting are allowed.Museums must close. Zoos, bathhouses are closed to the public and sex clubs are closed, as are strip clubs (apart from take-away food and alcohol) Horse races are not allowed

Gatherings: No indoor private gatherings of people outside their household are allowed.If you live alone, it is permissible to join another household. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people Weddings, funerals and services can continue in person, when the physical distance can be maintained with up to 10 people indoors or outdoors

Personal Services: All services such as nail and hair salons are closed to all treatments. Household services, including dry cleaning, nannies and others, are allowed

Restaurants and Bars: All food and drink indoors and outdoors – including terraces – are prohibited Restaurants and bars offer take-away, transit and delivery, including alcohol

Retail Stores: The malls will be closed for personal purchases Non-essential businesses can only be picked up or delivered from the roadside stores in malls may allow pick up from the roadside at a specific location outside the mall There will be exemptions for grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores , Pharmacies, and other major stores (including those in malls) that remain open for personal shopping, but 50 percent capacity for grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies and 25 percent for liquor stores and wholesalers cannabis stores can pick up Continue working on the roadside Hardware, animal and other shops may only be picked up at the roadside

Schools: Elementary and secondary school students return to face-to-face classes on Monday January 11 in the Northern Ontario Region January, return to class 25 Restrictions do not apply to First Nations and state-run schools Post-secondary schools are exceptions only for some programs and up to 10 people for exams online

Short Term Rentals (Airbnb): Only allowed for bookings for those in need of housing. Bookings made before the new restrictions come into effect will be considered

Sports and leisure: The indoor and outdoor facilities are closed, with the exception of high-performance and professional athletes. Community centers can remain open for activities such as childcare.Outdoor facilities such as ice rinks can remain open, but team sports are not permitted.The physical distance of two meters must be observed will be

Health entities in the provincial government’s definition for Southern Ontario are Brant County, Chatham-Kent, Hamilton, Durham Region, Eastern Ontario, Gray Bruce, Haldimand-Norfolk, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, Halton Region, Hastings Prince Edward , Huron Perth, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington

Also Lambton, Leeds, & Lanark District in Grenville, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Niagara Region, Ottawa, Peel, Peterborough, Waterloo Region, Renfrew County and District, Simcoe-Muskoka, Southwest, Toronto, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph , Windsor-Essex County and York Region

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Ontario lockdown

World News – CA – The entire province lockdown in Ontario began at 12:01 p.m. This is what the restrictions are

Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/12/26/ontarios-province-wide-lockdown-began-at-1201-am-heres-what-the-restrictions-look-like.html