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Here are the government’s latest coronavirus restrictions in the Greater Toronto Area

As the Ontario government has moved to a new colour-coded system of restrictions depending on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting different regions, many have expressed confusion and raised questions over how their communities are being impacted.

While the province has imposed certain universal guidelines for Ontario, local medical officers of health can add additional restrictions if they deem the need to do so.

Here is a high-level, general look at the restrictions put in place by the provincial and municipal governments for Nov. 14:

Toronto (as of Nov. 14)

Fitness and dance classes and studios: Indoor group fitness classes are not allowed.

Funerals: Funeral services are allowed indoors, but only up to 30 per cent of a building’s capacity with a maximum of 50 people. Up to 100 people are allowed for outdoor services.

Gaming, casinos and bingo halls: A maximum of 10 people are allowed inside the facility and 25 people can attend outdoors. Table games are prohibited. Liquor can be sold and served between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Liquor can’t be consumed at the facility after 10 a.m.

Gyms: Facilities are allowed to open, but are restricted to a maximum indoor capacity of 10 people and an outdoor capacity of 25 people.

Masks and face coverings: Required in all indoor public settings (businesses, workplaces, common areas of residential buildings, taxis, ride-sharing services, transit).

Physical distancing: People not in the same household are generally required to keep two metres apart.

Places of worship: Religious services are allowed indoors, but only up to 30 per cent of a building’s capacity with a maximum of 50 people. Up to 100 people are allowed for outdoor services.

Restaurants and bars: Indoor dining is not allowed. Patio dining is permitted, but it’s limited to four people from your household at your table. Each table must be two metres apart. Last call for alcohol is 9 p.m. and restaurants need to close at 10 p.m.

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