New Regulations and Measures for Museums

Jan 28, 2022
Friday, January 28, 2022
Minister MacLeod's Technical Briefing
on January 28, 2022

Measures for Museums
Minister MacLeod hosted a virtual multi-sectoral technical briefing on Friday, January 28, 2022, to discuss the announced public health measures that will be coming into effect on January 31, 2022. 

Read O. Reg. 364/20 HERE

Opt-in re: proof of vaccination, exceptions to capacity limits, etc.

The following excerpt of the regulation is included for information purposes only. Please consult the full regulation HERE.

"2.2 (1) The person responsible for a place of business or facility listed in subsection (5) may elect to require patrons to provide proof of identification and of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the requirements set out in section 2.1 of this Schedule as if those requirements applied with respect to the place of business or facility.

(2) An election may be made each day the place of business or facility is open to the public and is in effect for the duration of the day on which it is made.

(3) During the period when an election described in subsection (1) is in effect, the person responsible for the place of business or facility is not required to limit the number of members of the public in the place of business or facility so that the members of the public are able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the business or facility, despite subsection 3 (1) of this Schedule.
  • (3.1) For greater certainty, an election described in subsection (1) does not exempt the person responsible for the place of business or facility from any capacity limits set out in this Order, other than subsection 3 (1) of this Schedule, unless another provision of this Order specifically provides for that exemption.

(4) During the period when an election described in subsection (1) is in effect, the person responsible for the place of business or facility shall post signs at all entrances to the premises of the business or facility, in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform patrons that proof of vaccination is required in order to enter the premises.

(5) The businesses and facilities mentioned in subsection (1) are the following:

5. Museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions, in respect of indoor areas."

Read O. Reg. 364/20 HERE

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