Stage3 : A Framework for Re-Opening Our Province - July 13

Today, our government announced that more businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place, which includes Simcoe North.

As part of Stage 3 reopening, Ontario will be increasing gathering limits for those regions entering the next stage to the following:

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people.
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people.
  • Gathering limits are subject to physical distancing requirements.

Regions remaining in Stage 2 will maintain the existing gathering limit of 10 people. Social circles in all stages at this point will also be kept to a maximum of 10 people province-wide, regardless of stage.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health, public health experts and other officials have advised the following, high-risk places and activities are not yet safe to open, even if a region has entered Stage 3:

  • Amusement parks and water parks
  • Buffet-style food services
  • Dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements
  • Overnight stays at camps for children
  • Private karaoke rooms
  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports
  • Saunas, steam rooms, bath houses and oxygen bars
  • Table games at casinos and gaming establishments.

 

For more information on the restrictions that will remain in place during Stage 3 and the public health guidance necessary to keep the people of Ontario safe, visit: Ontario.ca/reopen.

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/nearly-all-businesses-and-public-spaces-to-reopen-in-stage-3.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=o

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/fr/2020/07/la-majorite-des-entreprises-et-des-espaces-publics-de-lontario-pourront-rouvrir-a-la-troisieme-etape.html