Stage 1/Framework to Reopen Our Province - May 14

Today the government announced details of stage one of A Framework to Reopen Our Province, which will begin on May 19th, provided that public health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction.

Workplaces and services that may reopen in stage one are well-positioned to adopt workplace safety measures and get more people back to work, while not overburdening public transit and other services. A full list of the workplaces permitted to reopen can be found in the attached backgrounder.

We are taking a cautious, practical and reasonable approach to reopening the economy, guided by the advice of health and science experts. This approach will allow business owners and service provider’s time to ensure workplaces are safe for staff, consumers and the general public.

We also announced that some additional seasonal services and activities will be able to reopen as soon as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16th, in time for the Victoria Day long weekend:

  • Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.
  • Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use.
  • Private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.

News Release:  

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-announces-additional-workplaces-that-can-reopen.html

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/fr/2020/05/lontario-annonce-la-reouverture-dun-plus-grand-nombre-de-lieux-de-travail.html