Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11

June 7, 2021 - Ontario will move into Step One of the Roadmap to Reopening on Friday June 11, 2021, three days earlier than expected.


Step One of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller crowds where risk of transmission is lower. Allow more limited indoor settings to be open, all with restrictions in place. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has amended Step One to permit indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding and funeral services limited to 15 per cent capacity.


Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people;

  • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;

  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 15 per cent capacity of the particular room;

  • Non-essential retail permitted at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;

  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;

  • Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;

  • Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;

  • Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;

  • Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals;

  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;

  • Outdoor horse racing tracks and motor speedways permitted to operate without spectators; and

  • Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.


Please view the regulation for full details.


Source: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000279/ontario-to-move-to-step-one-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-june-11

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