Last updated: April 7, 2021 at 12:20 p.m.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and in-person instructional services.

On January 4, 2021, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued a Letter of Instruction to all employers in the City of Toronto permitted to be open under the Reopening Ontario Act. Employers permitted to be open are required to take the additional measures set out in this Letter to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Schools and school boards licensed under the Education Act, and schools and private schools within the meaning of the Education Act that are operated in accordance with a return to school direction issues by the Ministry of Education and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health are currently exempt from these instructions due to sector-specific legislation, directives and guidelines governing COVID-19 measures in these settings.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for elementary and secondary schools.

Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for post-secondary schools.

 

Under the provincial Shutdown orders, in-person instructional services are not permitted, with limited exceptions for health and safety training. Instructional programs, including one-to-one teaching/training, should be offered virtually.

Businesses that are primarily engaged in the provision of health and safety training are permitted to operate if they meet the following conditions:

  • The instructional space for any in-person training must be operated to enable students to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the instructional space, except where necessary for teaching and instruction that cannot be effectively provided if physical distancing is maintained.
  • The total number of students permitted to be in each instructional space at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the business or place, and in any event cannot exceed 10 persons.