On December 17, the Government of Ontario announced it is applying public health and workplace safety measures including capacity and social limits to indoor and outdoor settings in response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant. The new measures will help curb transmission and avoid overloading Ontario’s hospital and ICU capacity.
“I know this is not the direction any of us saw coming for the holiday season, and I know everyone was looking forward to being with their loved ones, but we need to be cautious as the highly-transmissible Omicron variant is spreading rapidly. We need to do all we can to slow the spread of this virus and get as many booster shots into arms as soon as possible,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

Under the new health measures, the following municipal services will be impacted:

  • Club Aurora Fitness Centre will operate at 50 per cent capacity
  • All pools, aquatic programs and pool permits will operate a 50 per cent capacity
  • All indoor ice rinks and permits will operate at 50 per cent capacity
  • All drop-in programs at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex will operate at 50 per cent capacity
  • The Chartwell Walking Indoor Track will operate at 50 per cent capacity
  • All vending and concessions will be closed
  • The Family First Night event will continue, pre-registration is required with a limit of attendees.

Public health measures effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2021 include:

  • For social gatherings, there's a limit of 10 people indoors and outdoors a limit of 25 people.
  • Capacity limits will be restricted to 50 per cent capacity for restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments, personal care services, personal physical fitness trainers, retailers (including grocery stores and pharmacies), shopping malls, non-spectator areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities (e.g. community recreation centres and gyms) and indoor recreational amenities.

Updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions will be posted on aurora.ca/covid19 as the situation changes. For information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.