Covid-19 Update | The Latest

Covid-19 Update | The Latest

Ontario | Reopening Roadmap Step 1
Step One will permit the resumption of more outdoor activities with smaller, well-managed crowds where risk of transmission is minimized and will permit retail, all with restrictions in place, including but not limited to:
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events up to 10 people;
  • Outdoor dining up to 4 people per table, except for larger households;
  • Outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training (no games or practices) up to 10 people and 3 metres physical distancing;
  • Essential retail capacity 25% and can sell all goods (including discount and big box);
  • Non-essential retail at 15% capacity;
  • Retail stores in malls closed unless the stores have a street facing entrance;
  • Public libraries permitted for curbside pickups for materials, access to computers, photocopiers, and similar services;
  • Indoor religious services, rites, and ceremonies, including weddings and funeral services (does not apply to receptions) are permitted to open at 15% capacity of the room being used;
  • Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including weddings and funeral services (does not apply to receptions) are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres;
  • Casinos, bingo halls, and gaming establishments are closed;
  • 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 (spectators not permitted), among other restrictions;
  • Drive-in cinemas permitted with restrictions (indoor closed);
  • Real estate open houses not permitted; showings permitted by appointment only;
  • Personal Care Services are not permitted (exception for sensory deprivation pods when prescribed by regulated health professional);
  • Driving instruction permitted with restrictions;
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways without spectators;
  • All construction is permitted to operate;
  • Veterinary services, pet grooming, animal shelters, pet sitters, pet walkers, and pet trainers are permitted to open;
  • Outdoor horse riding;
  • Outdoor pools and wading pools with capacity limited to permit 2 metres of physical distancing;
  • Outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens with capacity limits to 15% for ticketed areas among other restrictions;
  • Outdoor tour and guide services up to 10 patrons with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres and other restrictions (boat and motor vehicle tours not permitted);
  • Day camps;
  • Campsites, campgrounds and short-term rentals (applies to cabins and cottages); and
  • Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks.