Cinemas, theaters, sports halls open at full capacity on Saturdays



Theaters, concert halls, sports venues and other spaces where proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required are allowed to open at full capacity as of today.

Health Minister Christine Elliott made the announcement in a press release Friday afternoon.

Elliott said the decision was based on high vaccination rates, stable public health indicators and vaccine certificate requirements that went into effect last month.

Capacity limits have been lifted for concert halls, theaters and cinemas; sports venues for spectators; meeting and event spaces; horse and car racing tracks and other similar places; and commercial film and television productions with studio audiences.

Other public health and occupational safety measures remain in effect in these settings, including the wearing of face coverings, screening and contact tracing.

In these contexts where capacity limits have been lifted, individuals are no longer required to maintain two meters of physical distance, with a few exceptions.

Proof of vaccination is always required in outdoor environments where the normal maximum capacity is 20,000 people or more.

Gyms, personal training facilities and restaurants are not on the list of places allowed to open at full capacity.


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