How COVID-19 May Effect Your Event

**update**  ON Jan 20, 2022, the Province of Ontario provided an update to Return to the Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario.  This plan comes into effect Jan 31, 2022.  Details of the announcement CAN BE FOUND HERE with the actual regulation LINKED HERE.  details of how this effects us are below..

ON Sept 14. 2021, the Province of Ontario provided details for Proof of Vaccination requirements.  Details below.

 

As of Jan 31, 2022, We are operating Under the following Plan.  

Gatherings

  • A gathering that is casual hosted not staffed or managed
  • indoors 10 people maximum
  • outdoors 25 people maximum
  • Proof of vaccination is not applicable

Wedding Ceremony (Religious Services, Rites – Does not apply to receptions

  • Indoor space limited to 25 people.
  • Outdoor capacity is effectively irrelevant.
  • Mask is required when indoors, not requirement outdoors.

Meeting and Event Spaces

  • Different from a Gathering in that the event is hosted by a business that is staffed and managed
  • Indoors 25 people maximum.
  • Outdoor capacity is effectively irrelevant.
  • Mask is required when indoors and moving through the space (ie getting food, going to washroom, dancing), not requirement outdoors.
  • Singing and dancing not permitted except for workers for performers.
  • Proof of vaccination is applicable for events in indoor spaces, not outdoor spaces

As of Feb 21, 2022, We are operating Under the following Plan.  

Gatherings

  • A gathering that is casual hosted not staffed or managed
  • indoors 25 people maximum
  • outdoors 100 people maximum
  • Proof of vaccination is not applicable

Wedding Ceremony (Religious Services, Rites – Does not apply to receptions

  • Indoor space limited to 80 people to maintain 2 metres physical distancing where proof of vaccination is in effect.  Limited by 50% to 60 people if no proof of vaccination is in effect.  Outdoor capacity limits are lifted and physical distancing is not required.
  • Mask is required when indoors, not requirement outdoors.

Meeting and Event Spaces

  • Different from a Gathering in that the event is hosted by a business that is staffed and managed
  • Indoors restrictions have been lifted and physical distancing is not required. Outdoor capacity is limited by non-COVID factors.  Contact us to discuss.
  • Mask is required when indoors and moving through the space (ie getting food, going to washroom, dancing), not requirement outdoors.
  • Proof of vaccination is applicable for events in indoor spaces, not outdoor spaces

As of March 14, 2022, We are operating Under the following Plan.  

Gatherings

  • A gathering that is casual hosted not staffed or managed
  • indoors 50 people maximum
  • outdoors no maximum
  • Proof of vaccination is not applicable

Wedding Ceremony (Religious Services, Rites – Does not apply to receptions

  • Indoor space limited to normal 120 person capacity.  Proof of vaccination is no required.  Outdoor capacity limits are lifted and physical distancing is not required.
  • Mask is required when indoors, not requirement outdoors.

Meeting and Event Spaces

  • Different from a Gathering in that the event is hosted by a business that is staffed and managed
  • Indoors restrictions have been lifted and physical distancing is not required. Outdoor capacity is limited by non-COVID factors.  Contact us to discuss.
  • Mask is required when indoors and moving through the space (ie getting food, going to washroom, dancing), not requirement outdoors.
  • Proof of vaccination is applicable for events in indoor spaces, not outdoor spaces

 

Proof of Vaccination Details

And how it will be implemented at Fermanagh Farms.  Full details on these requirements can been in the regulation here  the summary here. and the COVID-19 Vaccine Update – The Last Mile here.

  • Proof will be required for indoor events.  For us, this means events held in our barn.
  • Proof will not be required for outdoor events.  For us this means events held outdoor or in tents with a max. of two walls.  At these events, proof is not required to use indoor washrooms.
  • Proof will not be required for those guest seated in a small tent adjacent to the barn when used at a primarily indoor event.
  • Proof will not be required for any kind of event that is a ceremony, religious service or rite including wedding ceremonies whether they be indoors or outdoors.
  • For events between Sept 22 and Oct 13, 2021 for which these requirement are applicable, a guest may provide results of an antigen test administered within the previous 48 hours.
  • We will be checking Proof of Vaccination at our Check-in / Registration table upon guest arrival.
  • You can obtain your Proof of Vaccination at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
  • See the following graphs for further details.  These are from the COVID-19 Vaccine Update – The Last Mile pages 8-17


Ontario’s Exiting the Roadmap – What you can expect for Event Planning

The restrictions that come info effect on March 14, 2021 should last for 21 days and should be lifted there after.  This is speculation and not laid out in the plan announced on Jan 20, 2022.    If this is the case, after April 4, 2021, we should see the lifting of all remaining restrictions including:  

  • Proof of Vaccine requirement complete lifted.
  • Mast requirement complete lifted.
  • All other restricts lifted via the revoking of the Emergency Orders under the Reopening Ontario Act

 


What else does this mean for your event at Fermanagh Farms?

  • As always, we are committed to providing a safe, clean, comfortable space for our event hosts, groups and guests.
  • Events will only proceed within the context of Public Health Guidelines as of the day of the event
  • Events that can not meet within those guidelines will need to be postponed or cancelled as per our Cancellation Policies

 

Effects on Barn Venue Tours

  • We will maintain social distance during your Venue Tour
  • While most of our tour will be outdoor and with lots of space to keep social distance, you are welcome to bring masks as per your comfort level.
  • Please book a Venue Tour Here.

 

If you Questions, Contact Us.