Ontario Begins Lockdown Starting December 26, 2020

The cross-Ontario lockdown will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 26th. The lockdown will tentatively end for the 27 public health units that comprise southern Ontario on January 23, 2021. The lockdown will tentatively end on January 9, 2021, for the seven public health units in northern Ontario. See a map of Ontario’s public health units here.

Restrictions relevant to the aftermarket supply chain


Vehicle and equipment repair, essential maintenance, and vehicle and equipment rental services by appointment only.

Supply chain:

Businesses that supply businesses or places that are permitted to open within Ontario, or that supply businesses or services that have been declared essential in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario, with the support, products, supplies, systems, or services, including processing, packaging, warehousing, distribution, delivery, and maintenance necessary to operate.

Transportation services:

Businesses and facilities that provide transportation services, including support services for transportation services, including:

  • services that support the operations and safety of transportation systems, including maintenance and repairs.

Operating restrictions:

  • All businesses or facilities permitted to remain open must limit capacity so that every member of the public can maintain two metres of physical distancing from every other person, and limit the number of people occupying any room open to the public to 50% capacity of the particular room. Capacity is determined by taking the total square metres of floor space accessible to the public in the business or facility, not including shelving and store fixtures, dividing that number by 8 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.
  • All businesses or facilities that engage in retail sales that are permitted to remain open to the public must post a sign in a location visible to the public that states the maximum capacity they are permitted to operate under.
  • Businesses that are permitted to remain open must prepare and make available a COVID-19 safety plan. A copy of the plan shall be made available to any person for review upon request and be posted where it would come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business.

Read lockdown details here