Ontario is in Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is now in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place, including indoor dining, personal care services, retail, sports and recreation. Please consult the Roadmap to Reopen for full details.

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space; new capacities for spectators
  • Indoor meeting/event spaces with physical distancing and other restrictions and capacity limited to 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain physical distance
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limits
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to 50 per cent indoors and 75 per cent outdoors
  • Concert venues, cinemas and theatres permitted to operate with capacity limits
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. The province will remain in Step Three of the Roadmap for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second, with no public health unit having less than 70 per cent of their eligible population aged 12 and over fully vaccinated.

For full details on Stage 3, please view the Roadmap to Reopen.

Province of Ontario – Stop the Spread Business Information Line
Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. The service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please consult the government of Ontario’s website.

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Construction Links & ResourcesInfrastructure Health & Safety AssociationConstructionhttps://www.ihsa.ca/covid-19/construction/links-resources
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COVID-19 ResourcesCanadian Trucking AllianceTransportationhttp://cantruck.ca/covid-19/
Guidance for Public Transit Agencies and Passengers in Response to COVID-19Province of OntarioTransportationhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/guidance-public-transit-agencies-and-passengers-response-covid-19
Transportation Links & ResourcesInfrastructure Health & Safety AssociationTransportationhttps://www.ihsa.ca/covid-19/transportation/links-resources
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Dine SafeOntario Restaurant Hotel & Motel AssociationRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://dinesafe.ca/
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Resources for Canadians and Businesses in the Tourism Sector Impacted by COVID-19Tourism Industry Association of CanadaRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://tiac-aitc.ca/COVID-19_Resources.html
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COVID-19 Safety ChecklistOntario Convenience Stores AssociationRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttp://ontariocstores.ca/covid-19-safety-checklist/
Advice for Essential Retailers During COVID-19 PandemicGovernment of CanadaRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents/advice-essential-retailers.html
Bank of Canada Asks Retailers to Continue Accepting CashBank of CanadaRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/05/bank-canada-asks-retailers-continue-accepting-cash/?page_moved=1
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for RetailersRetail Council of CanadaRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://www.retailcouncil.org/coronavirus-info-for-retailers/
COVID-19 ResourcesWorkplace Safety & Prevention ServicesRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://covid19.wsps.ca/resources
Sector-Specific Industry Guidelines & ResourcesProvince of OntarioRetail, Hospitality, Recreation and Tourismhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace
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Members Need HelpExcellence in Manufacturing ConsortiumManufacturinghttps://www.emccanada.org/member-needs-help
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COVID-19 Updates & ResourcesFood & Consumer Products of CanadaManufacturinghttp://www.fcpc.ca/covid19resources
COVID-19 ResourcesWorkplace Safety & Prevention ServicesManufacturinghttps://covid19.wsps.ca/resources
Sector-Specific Industry Guidelines & ResourcesProvince of OntarioManufacturinghttps://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace