Ontario is moving the next stage of its re-opening plan ahead by two days, to Wednesday June 30, reflecting the very positive trends in both vaccinations and reduced COVID counts. The change means you can finally get a haircut and can get together with a larger group of friends. Some of the most notable changes:
Barbers, hair salons and other personal care businesses can open with 25% capacity. Masks are required at all times.
The size of groups on patios and sidewalk cafes increases from four to six; those in the same household have no restriction on numbers. Outdoor karaoke is permitted.
Outdoor gatherings for up to 25 people are allowed.
Indoor gatherings with those outside your household are permitted up to a maximum of five people.
Indoor shopping at non-essential businesses increases to 25% capacity; stores in malls can open; essential retail can now operate at 50% capacity.
Indoor religious services and ceremonies such as funerals and weddings move to 25% capacity. Outdoor services are limited only by physical distancing requirements.
Outdoor sports leagues can begin
Outdoor meeting and event spaces can open with 25% capacity
For more information, please read the Government's reopening plan here.