Due to ongoing physical distancing requirements, Canada’s largest securities regulator has extended its moratorium on in-person hearings.

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), which had previously halted live hearings until April 30 in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, announced today that it will not be holding any in-person hearings “until further notice.”

The commission said that, in the meantime, its Office of the Secretary will contact participants with hearings that are scheduled up to Aug. 31 to determine whether their particular case can be heard remotely — such as by teleconference, in writing or by video conference.

The OSC said that public access to remote hearings can be sought by contacting the registrar, who will “make every effort” to provide information on how to hear or observe the proceeding.