Ontario Moving to Step 2 Reopening Plan June 30th

Ontario is currently in Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen. On June 30 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will move to Step 2.  An announcement is expected Thursday the 24th and the provincial Reopening Ontario webpage currently reads the new date.

Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet have moved Ontario into Step 2 of the provincial reopening plan to next Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule.

At Wednesday afternoon's press conference, Ford said officials are "working hard to get to Stage 2 as quickly as possible, and Step 3 as soon as it's safe after that."

The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.

The plan is based on:

  • the provincewide vaccination rate
  • improvements in key public health and health care indicators

Guiding principles

Step 1: An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting limited indoor settings with restrictions.

Step 2: Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people and with face coverings being worn.

Step 3: Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn.

Moving through the steps

The province will remain at each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. It can take up to two weeks for COVID-19covid 19 vaccinations to offer protection against the virus.

The province will remain in Step 1 for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators.

If at the end of the 21 days the province has met the following vaccination thresholds, and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province may move to the next step of the roadmap:

  • Step 1: 60% of adults vaccinated with one dose
  • Step 2: 70% of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20% vaccinated with two doses
  • Step 3: 70 to 80% of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25% vaccinated with two doses

Roadmap to Stage 2 Reopening

Gatherings Step 2

Maximum 25 people for outdoor gatherings

Maximum 5 people for indoor gatherings


Religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services (does not apply to receptions) Step 2

Indoor permitted at 25% capacity of the room

Outdoor permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres


Retail Step 2

Essential retail at 50% capacity

Non-essential retail at 25% capacity

Stores in shopping malls open


Liquor stores Step 2

Open at 50% capacity


Restaurants and bars Step 2

Outdoor dining with 6 people per table and other restrictions

Karaoke permitted with restrictions (outdoor only)


Personal care services Step 2

Open at 25% capacity

Appointment required

Services that require the removal of a face covering not permitted


Sports and recreational fitness facilities Step 2

Outdoor sports leagues open

Training for professional or amateur athletes and/or competitions

Closed for indoor use except for high-performance athletes and day or overnight camps


Personal fitness and training Step 2

Outdoor fitness classes and personal training – with limit on the number of patrons, 3 metres distance


Outdoor recreational amenities Step 2

Open with restrictions


Water features Step 2

Outdoor pools, splash pads, spray pads, whirlpools, wading pools and water slides open


Meeting and event spaces Step 2

Outdoor spaces open at 25% capacity and other restrictions

Indoor meeting and event spaces closed, with exceptions for certain purposes, including for viewing for potential booking of a future event


Day camps Step 2


Overnight camps

Open based on guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health


Commercial film and TV production

Step 2

Open with no audience, and other restrictions


Performing arts

Step 2

Indoor closed, permitted only for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted event – spectators not permitted

Outdoor open, including live music, with spectator capacity at 25% and other restrictions


Cinemas Step 2

Indoor closed

Outdoor open with spectator capacity at 25% and other restrictions


Casino, bingo halls and gaming establishments

Step 2

Closed


Horse racing Step 2

Outdoor open with spectator capacity at 25% and other restrictions


Motorsports and speedways Step 2

Outdoor open with spectator capacity at 25% and other restrictions


Short-term rentals (does not include hotels, motels, lodges or resorts, but does apply to cabins and cottages) Step 2

Open

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres, or other indoor recreational facilities closed


Hotels, motels, lodges, resorts and other shared rental accommodation Step 2

Open. Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres, or other indoor recreational facilities closed


Public libraries Step 2

Open with 25% capacity and other restrictions


Museums and attractions Step 2

Outdoor waterparks open with 25% capacity and other restrictions

Outdoor amusement parks open with 25% capacity and other restrictions, including on rides


Fairs and rural exhibitions Step 2

Outdoor open at 25% capacity and other restrictions


Teaching and instruction (for example, recreational classes and lessons) Step 2

Outdoor open, with distancing and other restrictions


Tour and guide services Step 2

Outdoor open, with capacity at 25% and other restrictions


Construction Step 2

All construction open


Driving instruction Step 2

Driving instruction permitted with restrictions


Ontario Parks and campgrounds Step 2

Open

Step 3

Open


Marinas and boating clubs Step 2

Permitted with clubhouses, and other indoor amenities closed


Strip clubs Step 2

Permitted to operate as a restaurant in alignment with restaurant restrictions


Domestic services Step 2

Open


Photography studios and services Step 2

Outdoor and limited indoor open with restrictions


Community centres and multi-purpose facilities Step 2

Open for social services, child care and day and overnight camps, mental health support services or addictions support services, and permitted indoor activities and services, with restrictions


Real estate open houses Step 2

Showings by appointment only


Drive-in and drive through events Step 2

Open with restrictions


Health and safety training Step 2

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-06-24 10:23:17 -0400