Here’s Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan

The government has unveiled plans to relax many of the current public-health restrictions on businesses — but only in certain parts of the province
By TVO.org staff - Published on Jun 08, 2020

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The provincial government’s plan to move to Stage 2 of reopening the economy will allow for the relaxing of many of the current public-health restrictions on businesses in most areas of the province on June 12 — but not in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area or the regions closest to Windsor.

A large number of businesses will be allowed to reopen their doors to customers, provided they adhere to guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19. For example, barbers, salons, and hairdressers can resume seeing customers provided customers and workers wear appropriate face coverings and gloves. Restaurants will be allowed to reopen, provided they use reservations and limit the number of people inside at any one time. Ontario’s film and TV production will be allowed to resume, but movie theatres must remain closed. Provincial parks will also reopen for car camping and other types of recreational activity.

The government has also announced that, effective June 12 at 12:01 a.m., the limit on social gatherings will be raised from five to 10 people across the province, regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2.

The regions where Stage 2 will be delayed are:

  • Durham
  • Halton
  • Hamilton
  • Haldimand-Norfolk
  • Lambton
  • Niagara
  • Peel
  • Toronto
  • Windsor-Essex
  • York

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