Stage 3 On Deck

By John Swartz

The province will move to Stage 3 of the plan to battle the COVID-19 virus on Friday.

The easiest way to determine what is allowed is to look at the still closed, or banned list:

  • Amusement parks and water parks  
  • Buffet-style food services
  • Dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements
  • Overnight stays at camps for children
  • Private karaoke rooms
  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports
  • Saunas, steam rooms, bath houses and oxygen bars
  • Table games at casinos and gaming establishments

The re-opening applies to all areas of the province except those in these health unit areas:

  • Durham Region Health Department
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
  • Halton Region Public Health
  • Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Lambton Public Health
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Peel Public Health
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
  • York Region Public Health

Crowd size limits are being increased to 50 people indoors (excluding those working) and 100 outdoors.. These limits apply to:

  • All organized or spontaneous indoor and outdoor events and social gatherings (e.g., parties, fundraisers, fairs, wedding receptions, funeral receptions). Weddings, funerals and religious services are limited to 30% capacity
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
  • Concerts and live shows, including performing arts
  • Convention centers and other meeting or event spaces
  • Facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities (e.g., gyms, fitness studios)
  • Festivals
  • Recreational attractions, courses and instruction (e.g., fitness classes, music lessons, tutoring)
  • Movie theaters
  • Real estate open houses
  • Sporting and racing events
  • Tour and guide services (including boat tours)

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