Long-term care home residents in the province’s three COVID-19 hotspots will no longer be allowed to go off their home's property for social or personal reasons.
The new restrictions announced by the provincial government come into effect Friday, October 16, and apply to homes in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa.
Ontario says the rules will remain in place until further notice.
Those wanting to visit loved ones in a home are urged to call ahead to make sure the facility is free of outbreaks, as well as to confirm visiting policies and restrictions.
The Ford government says short-term and temporary absences for medical or compassionate reasons will still be allowed.