News release

Province Moves Mississauga to Grey-Lockdown as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 Framework

COVID-19 | March 5, 2021

As announced today, on March 8, 2021 Mississauga, as part of the Region of Peel, will be placed in the Grey-Lockdown Zone of the Government of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

“Although this is not the level we wished to be placed in, I understand why the Government of Ontario has placed Peel in the Grey-Lockdown Zone. I am pleased that our businesses will be able to start to reopen with limited capacity and begin to recover,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I remind everyone we have a long way to go as our vaccine plans get underway. It is critical we continue following the health regulations from the Government of Ontario and the Region of Peel. We have many things to look forward to and need remain diligent in order to recover from the pandemic.”

The City of Mississauga is reviewing its services, program and facility reopenings. For status of City Services, please visit:

The Government of Ontario’s full framework, including all sector-specific regulations, can be found online.

Gatherings and Organized Public Events

  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
    • Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation
  • Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
    • 10 people indoors
    • 10 people outdoors
  • Virtual and drive-in events and religious services, rites or ceremonies permitted

Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments

  • Indoor and outdoor service remain closed
  • Take out, drive through and delivery permitted, including alcohol


  • In person shopping permitted for all retail, subject to capacity limits of:
    • 50 per cent for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
    • 25 per cent for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted

Visit to learn more about regulations for businesses during this lockdown period.


Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Facilities for indoor or outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed except for:
    • The sole use of high performance athletes including parasport athletes, and specified professional leagues (for example, NHL, CFL, MLS, NBA)
    • Specified purposes (for example, day camps, child care)
  • Outdoor recreational amenities (for example, ice rinks, ski hills, snow trails) open with restrictions (for example, no team sports)
  • Community centres and multi-purpose facilities (for example, YMCA) allowed to be open for permitted activities (for example, child care services, day camps, social services)

Meeting and event spaces

  • Closed with limited exceptions for:
    • child care and day camps for children
    • court services
    • government services
    • mental health and addiction support services (for example, Alcoholics Anonymous) permitted to a maximum of 10 people
    • provision of social service

Health Information

Learn about symptoms of COVID-19
Find out where to get tested for COVID-19 in Mississauga
Access information on how to self-isolate

You can also download the COVID Alert app that can let you know of potential exposures.

The City of Mississauga is working with The Region of Peel to prepare for vaccine roll-out in our communities. Peel’s Mass Vaccination Plan (MVP) is currently in the first phase, working on priority health care workers and residents over the age of 80.

For information about the City’s response to COVID-19:


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City of Mississauga Media Relations
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