Terrace bars and restaurants in Ottawa will be allowed to reopen on Friday as Ontario begins to ease restrictions on retail operations and outdoor activities three days earlier than originally planned, the government said on Monday. provincial.
The province highlighted increasing immunization rates and continued improvement in “key indicators” such as the seven-day average daily COVID-19 cases as factors in its decision to move forward with the first phase of its plan. reopening of the three-day economy.
The first phase of the province’s plan was initially scheduled to start on Monday, June 14.
Here is a list of the activities that will be allowed:
- Outdoor gatherings up to 10 people
- Outdoor dining for up to four people per table
- Outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training for up to 10 people
- Essential retail stores can open at 25% capacity and at reduced prices and big box stores can sell all products
- Non-core retail to reopen at 15% capacity
- Retail stores in malls will remain closed unless stores have a street-facing entrance
- Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, may resume at 15% capacity
- Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including weddings and funerals, are permitted with limited capacity to allow for physical distancing
- Horse races and motor circuits can resume competition but without spectators
- Outdoor pools and wading pools may reopen with limited capacity to allow for physical distancing
- Outdoor zoos, monuments, historic sites and botanical gardens can open with a capacity limited to 15% for paid areas
- Day camps for children
- Campsites, campgrounds and short-term rentals
- Overnight Camping in Ontario Parks
– With files from the Canadian Press