A look at what's open and what's closed during lockdown in Toronto and Peel Region

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Ontario's two foremost COVID-19 hot spots – Toronto and Peel Region – will move into lockdown starting Monday in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

Here are some of the restrictions being placed on those two regions:

STORES AND RESTAURANTS

- Restaurants will not be allowed to offer indoor or outdoor dining, but can offer takeout, drive through and delivery.

- Non-essential retailers cannot offer in-store shopping – only curbside pickup or delivery.

- Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores and "discount and department-type stores" can be open for in-person shopping, with a 50 per cent capacity limit.

- Car sales centres and garden centres can offer indoor shopping by appointment only.

- Shopping malls can open for curbside pickup, with full access allowed at essential stores such as pharmacies and supermarkets. Food courts can open for takeaway only.

- Those waiting in line must stand two metres apart.


SCHOOLS AND CHILD-CARE:

- Schools and childcare remain open.

- Post-secondary institutions can open only for virtual instruction, or in-person instruction where required – such as for clinical training or the trades.


GATHERINGS:

- No indoor organized public events and social gatherings. Outdoor public events and social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, if physical distancing is in place.

- Weddings, funerals and other religious rites, ceremonies and services can go ahead with a maximum of 10 people – indoors or outdoors – and only with physical distancing in place.


SPORTS AND RECREATION:

- Indoor recreation facilities must close, including indoor courts, pools and rinks.

- Indoor sports must stop, except for "high performance" and professional leagues such as the NHL or MLS.

- Outdoor sports and classes are limited to a maximum of 10 people.

- Community centres can open only for permitted services such as child care.

- Casinos must close.

- Cinemas – with the exception of drive-in theatres – must close.


PERSONAL CARE

- Personal care services such as hair salons and spas must close.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2020.

The Canadian Press