To support Ontarians as they begin to safely plan for the holiday season, our government, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and input from the Public Health Measures Table, is providing preliminary guidance on how to safely celebrate this year and protect your loved ones.
No matter where you live in the province, the safest way to spend the holiday this year is by only celebrating in-person with the people you live with and celebrating virtually with everyone else. If you live alone, consider exclusively celebrating with one additional household as a safe way to spend the holidays. These restrictions are mandatory in regions under Lockdown, where indoor social gatherings are not permitted, except for a gathering of members of a single household, or a gathering that includes members of a household and one other person from outside that household who lives alone. Ontarians are advised to visit Ontario.ca/CovidResponse to learn what public health measures are in place in their community, and check with their public health unit for any additional information or restrictions.
In addition, a new website will be launched shortly to provide further advice to Ontarians.