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COVID-19: Capacity limits back in place in Ontario’s large venues Saturday due to Omicron

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Ontario caps capacity for several indoor settings amid spread of Omicron
WATCH: Small businesses are once again being hit by public health restrictions as the Omicron variant continues to spread across the province. The Ford government announced that capacity and hours will be capped beginning Sunday. As Brittany Rosen reports, business owners hope it isn't a sign of more to come. – Dec 18, 2021

Crowd limits are back in effect at stadiums, concert halls and other venues in Ontario with a capacity of more than 1,000.

As of first thing this morning, they’re limited to a capacity of 50 per cent, in an effort to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Premier Doug Ford announced the restriction on Wednesday, at the same time that he rolled out an expanded COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign.

Friday, he went even further and said restaurants, retailers and other indoor settings would see their capacity limited to 50 per cent as well.

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He also reduced the cap on indoor social gatherings from 25 to 10, and the limit on outdoor social gatherings from 100 to 25.

Those measures come into effect first thing tomorrow.

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