Ontario introduces additional capacity restrictions in response to COVID-19 variant

Published On
December 21, 2021

The provincial government has announced additional public health measures, including capacity and social gathering limits to help curb transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

As of 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 19th, 2021, the following restrictions for motor vehicle dealerships apply:

  • All retailers, including dealers, must move to 50% capacity in-store.
  • Everyone indoors must maintain a distance of two metres from one another.
  • Signs must be posted to notify the public of the capacity restriction.
  • Signs must be posted for all customers with information on how they can screen themselves.
  • Masks or face coverings that cover a person’s mouth, nose and chin must be worn at all times indoors and during test drives.
  • All dealership employees and customers participating in test drives should follow active screening directions from the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched areas, surfaces and objects, including inside vehicles.

Please direct questions to [email protected] or the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.