Guidance for In-Person Gatherings
When gathering outdoors with:
- A group of fully vaccinated individuals, masks and physical distancing is not necessary.
- People from multiple households who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or vaccination status is unknown, you should consider wearing a mask if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
When gathering indoors with:
- A group of fully vaccinated individuals, you may consider removing your mask if everyone is comfortable.
- People from multiple households who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or status is unknown, you should wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.
Regardless of setting, you can wear a mask and physically distance if you feel it is right for you, especially if you or others are immunocompromised or at higher risk of severe disease and/or exposure to COVID-19.
Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings:
- Indoors: Maximum of 25 people.
- Outdoors: Maximum of 100 people.
Capacity for religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
- Indoors and Outdoors: Capacity is limited to the number of people that can safely maintain a physical distancing of 2 metres from others.
More information on rules that apply to social gatherings associated with a wedding, funeral or religious service, rite or ceremony, such as a wedding reception, can be found on the Places of Worship, Weddings and Funerals page.
- Become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you are able. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild.
- Follow all infection prevention strategies.
- Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to get together, especially if people in the group are unvaccinated or if their vaccination status is unknown.
- Gatherings or events outdoors are safer than indoors.
- The fewer people who gather, the lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
- It is important to remember that knowing someone does not reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
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- Going out: Personal and social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic - Government of Canada
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- Public Health Guidance on Traditional Gatherings - Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority