Colour-coded levels meaning:
“green” level, also known as the “prevent” level, will put a health unit into a state similar to the former Stage 3, with loosened restrictions and only certain high-risk locations remaining closed.
What it looks like: Some proposed restrictions for this level include a two-metre distance between tables at dining establishments; nightclubs operating as restaurants or bars; allowing a maximum of 50 people inside gyms or fitness centres; limiting fitting room capacity at retail stores; closing oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools in personal-care facilities; and limiting capacity to 50 people at gaming establishments.
How do we get there: Health units at this level will have a weekly rate of less than 10 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of less than one per cent.
“yellow” or “protect” level means health units will see increased measures and guidelines for businesses or organizations that are open.
What it looks like: Some proposed restrictions for this level include liquor only being sold or served between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.; required face coverings at sports and recreation facilities, except when exercising; limited volume of music at retail locations; and required contact information from customers at some establishments.
How do we get there: The health units at this level are required to have a weekly rate of 10 to 39.9 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of one to 2.5 per cent.
“orange” or “restrict” level will see restrictions enhanced further from the “protect” level.
What it looks like: Some proposed restrictions for this level include limiting capacity at meeting and event spaces to 50 people per facility; limiting operating hours for businesses; enhancing screening measures at various businesses and establishments; prohibiting personal care services that require the removal of a face mask; and limiting capacity in retail locations.
How do we there: These health units will have a weekly incidence rate of 40 to 99.9 per 100,000 people and a positivity rate ranging from 2.5 to 9.9 per cent.
“red” or “control” level means a return to modified Stage 2, with further restrictions and the closure of some businesses or organizations.
What it looks like: Some proposed restrictions for this level include prohibiting indoor dining; closing gyms and indoor fitness centres; closing cinemas; closing casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments; and limiting capacity at indoor event spaces to 10 people per facility.
How do we get there: The health units at this level will have a weekly incidence rate of more than 100 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent.
At this level, health units would return to a modified Stage 1 and a declaration of emergency will be considered.