Ontario doubling limit on gatherings, more businesses to reopen in next stage of COVID-19 recovery plan

This map shows the public health regions in Ontario that will be allowed to move into the next stage of reopening on Friday. 
Government of Ontario

Date of Publication: June 9, 2020

Source: CBC

As Ontario has been taking a much more gradual approach to easing lockdown measures, in comparison to other provinces, on Monday afternoon Premier Ford finally announced Phase 2 of the reopening process. Phase 2 will allow social gatherings of up to 10 people, double of what was previously allowable,  it will also allow places of worship to reopen to congregations with a 30% capacity limit. These changes will be in effect starting Friday throughout the province. Not all changes of stage 2 will be implemented province wide however, the reopening of the hospitality sector, restaurants, bars, food trucks, tattoo parlours, barber shops and salons, will initially be limited to 34 of the 44 Ontario public health units starting this Friday. The remaining 10 public units, primarily in the Greater Toronto, Niagara and Hamilton areas, will need to wait until the new daily case numbers consistently decrease, before allowing the phase 2 businesses to reopen. The reopening of these businesses will come with strict physical distancing and preventative measures ensure COVID-19 case numbers remain low.

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-june-8-stage-2-reopening-1.5602779

Summary by: Hira Raheel