On Wednesday, March 9, the Ontario Government released its plan called Living with and Managing COVID-19, which outlines the timeline for lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures across Ontario. This includes the removal of the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on Monday, March 21, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals.
Recommendations from the Middlesex-London Health Unit
As our community adapts to easing public health measures, please be kind to each other and respect that your comfort levels with physical distancing, social gatherings and masking may be different from others. Please continue to:
- Wear a mask, and remain respectful of others, whether or not they choose to wear a mask.
- Make sure your COVID-19 vaccination status is up to date.
- Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or feel sick.
Starting March 21, 2022, face masks are no longer required in most settings across Ontario
The Ontario Government has removed the mandatory masking requirement for most settings, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals. Learn more →
Face masks must be worn in all Middlesex-London Health Unit sites and clinics
As an agency that provides healthcare services, the Health Unit will continue to require face masks to be worn by anyone who visits its vaccination clinics, Citi Plaza, or Strathroy offices. The Health Unit will ask that people who visit its clinics or offices, wear a medical grade mask. Medical grade masks will be provided if the individual does not have one of their own.
We continue to recommend that you wear a mask, and remain respectful of others, whether or not they choose to wear a mask.
As our community adapts to these changes, please be kind to each other and respect that your comfort levels with physical distancing, social gatherings and masking may be different from others.
Effective March 1, 2022, active screening is no longer required by businesses and organizations in Ontario. Effective March 21, 2022, passive screening of individuals prior to entering a business will no longer be required. Should a business or organization choose to implement active screening, the screening tools available through the Province of Ontario are available below.
- Employees: COVID-19 worker and employee screening
Capacity limits and physical distancing
The Middlesex-London Health Unit continues to encourage physical distancing wherever possible. With the provincial government’s update on its plans to gradually ease public health restrictions, capacity limits have changed in certain settings.
Proof of vaccination lifted in all settings
Effective March 1, 2022, the Provincial Government has lifted proof of vaccination requirements in all settings. Businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination. Learn more →
Proof of vaccination can be downloaded from the Provincial Government by visiting covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof. NOTE: you will need your date of birth, postal code and health card information in order to access your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code.
Capacity limits lifted in all indoor public settings
Effective March 1, 2022, the Provincial Government has lifted capacity limits in all indoor public settings. Please continue physical distancing wherever possible
For more information, please download and read Ontario’s Plan called Living with and Managing COVID-19.