Coronavirus: What You Can and Cannot Do in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa under Ontario’s Amended Stage 2


The Ontario government has announced several temporary measures as part of a modified Stage 2 reopening plan for Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa in an attempt to slow the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus.A 28-day order was issued by the Ontario government in response to “above-average transmission rates”.

“We must stop this dangerous trend in its tracks,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Christine Elliott said at a press conference on October 9.

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“We know we are asking very real sacrifices from Ontarians.

Here are the main changes that will take effect from 12:01 am on October 10 under the order:

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Reduced collection limits

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For social gatherings, organized public events, tours and guide services, there are ceilings of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, provided the physical distance can be accommodated. in force. Officials said the limits cannot be combined if there is an indoor-outdoor event.

Real estate open doors will still be allowed, but there will be a cap of 10 people allowed inside.

In-person teaching and instruction (like cooking classes), 10 people are allowed inside and 25 people outside. However, schools, daycares and post-secondary institutions are exempt from the ordinance.

Dine and drink inside

Regarding restaurants, bars, food courts in shopping centers, nightclubs and other similar establishments, indoor catering is prohibited.

Personal care settings

For personal care services (eg salons) where masks need to be removed, these services will be prohibited.

Complete closures

The Ontario government announced indoor gymnasiums and fitness centers, casinos, bingo halls, gaming establishments, cinemas, performing arts venues, venues for viewing races, interactive exhibits and “high risk of personal contact” exhibits in museums, galleries, zoos, science centers and monuments.

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Wedding receptions

Starting at 12:01 p.m. on October 13, there will be assembly limits in event spaces of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Staying at home and traveling in Ontario

Authorities have encouraged people to limit travel outside their homes. The exceptions listed were for school, grocery shopping, medical appointments, outdoor physical activity, and places where it is not possible to work from home.

Residents of Toronto, Region of Peel and Ottawa have been encouraged to continue traveling to other areas, especially areas with lower COVID-19 transmission rates, for essential purposes only.

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