COVID-19 rules

During the Covid-19 pandemic, some rules made by the Ontario government and public health officials stopped community service providers, caregivers, family members, friends and other visitors from coming into care homes, or made strict rules about who could come and what health and safety precautions they had to take.

Landlords were also told they could make rules stopping residents from going out of their home or staying away overnight and making them quarantine when they came back. These rules took away tenants’ rights and gave the landlords new powers.

Some of the rules no longer apply or have been changed, but most care homes still have special rules to protect the health and safety of residents and staff. You should ask about these rules and get legal advice if you think the landlord’s rules are taking away your rights or are wrong for other reasons.

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