London and Middlesex County move to red-control level.
Moving to the red level comes one week after the province was moved to the orange level. Many new restrictions come to the region as a result of being moved into the red zone.
Some of the tighter restrictions included in a move from orange to red include:
- limits on organized public gatherings drop from 10 to five people indoors
- religious, wedding and funeral services at 30 per cent capacity
- maximum of 10 people indoors at restaurants, bars and event spaces with no dancing, singing or live music
- fitness studios can have 10 people indoors in exercise areas or classes and 25 outdoors
- no team sports except for training (no scrimmages)
- no athletic activities with individuals coming within two metres of each other
- maximum of 10 people seated in mall food courts
- retail stores must maintain two-metre distance between those in line
- all movie theatres and performing arts facilities are closed except for drive-ins
- Capacity on casinos can not exceed 10 people
- Team sports games or scrimmages are not permitted (training can continue)
- Racquet sports involving more than 2 players are not permitted
- Dressing rooms in arenas and change rooms in community centres will not be available
- Public skating at arenas will be cancelled as of Monday, December 14, and will open again as of December 21, with new restrictions in place
- Skating capacity at Victoria Park will be limited to 25 people at a time. To accommodate this, skaters will enter the enclosed area at the start of the hour, and will be allowed to skate for 45 minutes. At that time all users will be asked to leave the ice, allowing the next group to use ice on the hour.
- Storybook skating drop-in programs will be cancelled as of Monday, December 14, with a new schedule beginning on December 18.