Revised:  August 3, 2020

Events

Small outdoor events, such as cultural celebrations and fundraisers may be permitted in line with gathering-size restrictions, subject to Halton Region Public Health and government authorities requirements.

Stage 2 (June 19 – July 23)

Town Staff will review events thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled event date, if the event is unable to comply with Stage 2 requirements the permits will be cancelled.

Events scheduled prior to August 23, must comply with all Stage 2 requirements, as follows:

a)    Gathering-size limit: maximum 10 people indoors or outdoors

b)    Maintaining physical distancing requirements, two (2) metres away from others outside their immediate household

c)    Public Health and government authority requirements

Stage 3 (July 24 – present)

Town Staff will review events thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled event date, if the event is unable to comply with Stage 3 requirements the permits will be cancelled.

Events scheduled on or after August 24, must comply with all Stage 3 requirements as follows:

a)    Gathering-size limit:

·         Maximum 50 people indoors

·         Maximum 100 people outdoors

b)    Maintaining physical distancing requirements, two (2) metres away from others outside their social circle

c)    The event space (indoors or outdoors) must be able to accommodate the gathering size limit taking into consideration physical distancing of a least two (2) metres away from others

d)    Public Health and government authority requirements

Please note:

Social circles should continue to be kept at 10 people province-wide, regardless of stage.

All requirements are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, public health experts and governing authorities.

People at their place of work, including performers and crews, do not count towards gathering limits.

If you are planning an event, please review our Planning and Event Page and submit an Event Application Form to help ensure that your next event is compliant and safe for everyone.

Drive-in and drive-through events

Drive-in and drive-through venues, as permitted in Stage 2, are not subject to gathering limits.

All existing and new drive-in and drive-through venues may be permitted to open for a variety of purposes, such as theatres, concerts, and cultural appreciation, such as art installations in Stage 2 of the Province’s recovery.

Event organizers must have in place procedures for staff or volunteers to ensure people remain in their cars except for using the washroom (if available) or in an emergency.

Food services (if applicable) may be accessed in-person or by drive-through or delivery to vehicles.

In addition to workplace and public health measures and Town event requirements, drive-ins and drive-through venues are required to:

  • Ensure that the drive-in/drive-through has enough staff or volunteers to manage attendees
  • Post the COVID-19 restrictions at the entry or receiving area and supply hand sanitizer for hygiene
  • Employ a strict monitoring policy. Ill persons should not attend the drive-in/drive-through, and anyone who becomes ill while at the event should leave immediately
  • Ensure that staff, volunteers and attendees practice physical distancing
  • Limit the number of vehicles and how they are parked to ensure physical distancing (two metres between vehicles)
  • Ensure that high touch surfaces are sanitized on a regular basis
  • Ensure that any washrooms open for use are cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary environment
  • Have a separate entrance and exit for attendees and direct their flow in one direction using markers or arrows

If you are planning an event, please review our Planning and Event Page and submit an Event Application Form to help ensure that your next event is compliant and safe for everyone.

Resources for event organizers

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