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Here's What's Reopening In Toronto & Peel When The Stay-At-Home Order Ends On Monday

Some shops will be reopening for the first time in months.
Staff Writer
Toronto & Peel Restrictions Are Changing On Monday & Here's What It Will Look Like

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 8, Toronto & Peel's restrictions are loosening up and the stay-at-home order is ending. 

Malls and shops will be allowed to have indoor customers again in the two regions, but there are still lots of rules to know about.

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Toronto and Peel are both re-entering the "Grey Zone" of Ontario's COVID-19 framework, which has the most restrictions of any other colour zone.

Health officials are still asking Ontarians to stay home as much as possible, but more shops will be open as of Monday.

Non-essential retailers — including big box stores, hardware stores, garden centres and liquor stores — can open for indoor shopping again, but they're limited to a maximum customer capacity of 25 percent.

Supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores are allowed to have a slightly higher maximum indoor capacity of 50 percent.

Shopping malls can also re-open on Monday, but they have to actively screen customers for COVID-19. People who want to go inside a mall will be asked about their travel history and any COVID symptoms they have.

Indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants is still prohibited under the Grey Zone restrictions, but takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up are still available.

And gyms, personal care services (like hair salons and spas), movie theatres, and casinos are all still closed as well.

Anybody who is shopping indoors must still wear a mask and physically distance from other customers, and Ontario has specified that you're not allowed to loiter inside malls.

But up to 10 people can gather outside (while staying socially distanced) for social gatherings, public events or religious ceremonies.

The full list of what is and isn't available can be found on the government's website.

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