London Moving to Orange (Restrict) Level

  • By Cory Crossman


London Moving to Orange (Restrict) Level

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving Middlesex-London to Orange (Restrict) Level as of Monday December 7th (12:01am) with stronger public health measures as set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. These steps are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep schools open, safeguard health system capacity, and protect the province's most vulnerable populations. This impacts the live events community in a variety of areas outlined below.  

New Measures for Performing Arts Facilities

  • Liquor sold or served ONLY between 9am to 9pm
  • No consumption of liquor between 10pm and 9am.
  • Require screening of patrons with a questionnaire


NEW Measures for Restaurants, Bars and Food or Drink Establishments

  • Maximum 50 person indoor seated capacity limit
  • Limit operating hours, establishments close at 10pm
  • Liquor sold or served ONLY between 10pm and 9am
  • Require screening of patrons with a questionnaire
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together


Karaoke is still permitted in Orange (Restrict) Level with the following safety measures in place

(3) Members of the public may sing or perform music at an establishment if,

  1. They are separated from every other person, including other performers by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier while singing or while performing on a brass or wind instrument;
  2. They maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person while singing or performing music; and
  3. Any equipment used by members of the public while singing or performing music is cleaned and disinfected between each use.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has created a helpful document to help outline the differences between Yellow and Orange level. A copy can be downloaded here



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