Below are links to information and advice from official authorities regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak. Below are trusted sources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. novel coronavirus.


As of Friday July 16th the Province of Ontario is in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:


  • Face masks are advised but not required for outdoor events
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres is still required
  • Masks are still required for indoor activities
  • Capacity limits must be posted
  • Gatherings are a maximum of 25 people indoors or 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Indoor dining is permitted
  • Tables must be configured to be at least 2 metres apart or have a plexiglass barrier
  • Take out and delivery (including alcohol) is permitted
  • No limits on the number of people per table
  • Buffets are permitted
  • No capacity limits as long as socially distanced measures are in place
  • Must record contact information of patrons
  • If dancing is occurring, capacity should be kept to 25% indoors (or 250 people) and 75% outdoors (or 5,000 people)


  • No capacity limits as long as socially distanced measures are in place

Sports & Recreation Facilities

  • Indoor facilities permitted with 50% capacity
  • No capacity on outdoor facilities


  • Indoor venues open with a maximum capacity of 50% or a maximum of 1,000 people
  • Outdoor open with a maximum capacity of 75% or a maximum of 5,000 people

GAMING (Casinos and Horse Racing)

  • Indoor open with 50% capacity
  • Outdoor open with 75% capacity or a maximum of 5,000 people


  • Landmarks, historic shits, gardens and similar attractions open with a capacity limited to 50% indoors or 75% outdoors
  • Amusement parks and waterparks open with a capacity limited to 50% indoors or 75% outdoors

Fairs & Outdoor Events

  • Open at 50% of maximum capacity indoors or 75% outdoors


  • Indoor and outdoor tours open with a capacity limited to proper physical distancing measures in place and other restrictions


  • Indoor open at a maximum 50% capacity or 1,000 people
  • Outdoor open at a maximum 75% capacity or 5,000 people
  • Tables must be configured to be at least 2 metres apart or have a plexiglass barrier
  • Religious services permitted with no capacity limit as long as physical distancing measures are in place

Please view the regulations for full details. Please plan ahead and contact any businesses or attractions prior to visiting for updated services and hours.


Municipal Partners

Our team is continually searching and updating information that is relevant to you and your business. Please click on the pages below for information that can help you now, and into the future.

Steps To Prevent Illness

Our local health authority, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is recommending that in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus individuals should:

  • wash hands frequently and avoid facial contact;
  • avoid contact with sick individuals;
  • stay home from work when ill;
  • ensure to properly clean high-touch surfaces, especially in your public spaces like washrooms, restaurants, elevators and work spaces;
  • where possible, consider making alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for your guests and employees.

As the situation continues to evolve quickly, we encourage you to reference the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website for the latest regional updates.

Contact Us

Please contact the Tourism Windsor Essex team with questions or concerns. Our team values the health and safety of everyone in our region – our staff, visitors, and our industry partners.

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the regional tourism industry. We are a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and selling Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island as a remarkable destination for tourist, convention goers and business travelers. To view our mission and mandate please click here.


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