The Province of Ontario has released the rules for reopening under Stage 3. The full report can be accessed here
Specific to our industry, the following provisions have been made:
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
(1) Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments may open if they comply with the following conditions:
1. The total number of members of the public permitted to be in the establishment at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the establishment, and in any event cannot exceed 50 persons.
2. Table games are prohibited.
(2) The capacity limits set out in subsection (1) do not apply to a casino, bingo hall or gaming establishment that operates in accordance with a plan for the operation of casinos, bingo halls or gaming establishments approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues may open if the total number of spectators permitted at the venue at any one time is limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person at the venue, and in any event is not permitted to exceed,
(a) 50 spectators, if the spectators will be indoors; or
(b) 100 spectators, if the spectators will be outdoors.
Ontario Racing is working to revise current protocols to include these new provisions. Any updates will be shared on ontarioracing.com and Ontario Racing’s social media channels.
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