Emergency Order Amendments - Existing Drive-In Movie Theatres and Outdoor Batting Cages to ReOpen with Restrictions

Published on June 01, 2020

The Ontario government is making it possible for people to safely enjoy films at drive-in movie theatres and return to using outdoor batting cages across the province, while respecting social distancing and the gradual reopening process.

As of May 31 at 12:01am, drive-in movie theatres are permitted to reopen safely to help support communities and local businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Operators of drive-in movie theatres are required to adhere to health and safety regulatory requirements, as well as to put in place operational procedures that limit physical interactions and promote social distancing, to protect the health and safety of the public and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Operators of an outdoor batting cage will need to ensure that players bring their own equipment to use the cage and shall not rent or loan any equipment to players.  

Workplaces should continue to review the guidelines to ensure they have the information they need to protect workers, customers and the general public as the province prepares for reopening.

Ontario is proceeding cautiously and in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health. With key public health measures in place and workplace safety guidance available, Ontario will continue to make decisions with the health and safety of people as the top priority.

As Ontario gradually reopens, it is more important than ever to follow public health advice. After all, we don’t want all our hard work to be for nothing.