COVID-19 Regulations, Restrictions & Recommendations



A regulation is a legal rule enforced by the government to help protect individuals. If you do not follow a regulation, you may face a formal penalty or consequence, such as a fine. Regulations are often in place as a minimum requirement, and are often supported by restrictions and recommendations.

Read the provincial regulations for COVID-19.

A Class Order is currently in effect for our Health Unit region under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more.  

For more information on regulations, contact our COVID-19 Call Centre at 1-800-563-2808, option 5.


Restrictions outline limits on what is allowed. Restrictions relating to COVID-19 can vary based on the public setting and a district’s place within Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework. View the Framework to find out which restrictions are in place for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. NOTE: As of December 26, 2020 please follow the provincial shutdown information. 

In addition to the provincial health measures, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have added their own regional restrictions or requirements. Check your municipality's website for details.

Where there are regional restrictions or requirements, all provincial restrictions also apply.


A recommendation is a piece of advice. Individuals can choose whether to follow this advice without facing a formal penalty. Recommendations often align with and build upon regulations. Although they are not enforceable, recommendations are made to help protect the health and safety of individuals.

North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)