Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings


A state of emergency is in effect. The COVID-19 Response Framework (colour-coded zones) is paused during this time. Find out about the public health measures and restrictions during the state of emergency.  

  • Limit social interactions to household members only, both indoors and outdoors. If you live alone, you may consider having close contact with another household.
  • Limit travel outside the home to attending school or work - if unable to work from home – and essential trips for groceries, medication, and medical appointments. 
  • Limit exercise and recreation to outdoor spaces where physical distancing is possible.
  • Avoid travel outside of our district, especially to areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, unless for emergencies or urgent medical appointments.

Size of Gatherings

As of January 12, 2021 the number of people allowed to attend an unmonitored private social gathering across the province is:

  • 5 people at an outdoor event or gathering
    • physical distancing is still required  
    • Individuals are recommended to wear face coverings during outdoor gatherings with individuals outside your household. 

Indoor social gatherings with people outside your household are not allowed. 

Face Coverings

The Health Unit is mandating the use of a face covering in enclosed public spaces effective Friday, July 24, 2020. Learn more here: Face coverings.


North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)