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Table 1 Lockdown restrictions according to the colour-coded five-tier COVID-19 framework implemented in Ontario on November 7, 2020. The provincial restriction tiers used prior to November 7 (stage 1, stage 2, and stage 3) were categorized as grey, red, and green, respectively due to their similarities

From: Quantifying the relationship between lockdowns, mobility, and effective reproduction number (Rt) during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area

Category Key restrictions
Green (prevent)/Stage 3 Maximum 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors for social gatherings
Maximum 50 people indoors, 100 people outdoors for organized events
Yellow (protect) Liquor served only between 9 am and 11 pm
Limit of 6 persons seated together
Orange (restrict) 50-person indoor seated capacity limit
Limit of 4 persons seated together
Liquor served only between 9 am and 9 pm
Red (control)/Stage 2 Maximum 5 people indoors, 25 people outdoors for social gatherings
No more than 10 people inside gyms or fitness classes
Non-essential retailers operate at 50% capacity
Personal care services may operate
Grey (lockdown)/Stage 1 Non-essential retailers operate at 25% capacity
Indoor and outdoor dining services prohibited
Personal care services closed
Enhanced lockdown Stay-at-home order
Non-essential retailers closed
Closure of schools