Ontario is set to move into phase 2 of reopening ahead of schedule on Wednesday June 30.
The official announcement is expected tomorrow, however several media outlets are reporting the Province will move into Phase 2 of the Road-map to Reopening on Wednesday June 30.
This means salons and personal care services will be allowed to open, you can have a maximum of 5 people indoors and 25 outdoors. It also potentially speeds up the process for moving into Phase 3.
Moving into Step 2 includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Outdoor gatherings up to 25 people;
- Indoor gatherings up to 5 people and other restrictions;
- Outdoor dining up to 6 people per table;
- Outdoor sports and leagues;
- Overnight camps;
- Outdoor meeting and event spaces with capacity limits;
- Non-essential retail at 25 per cent capacity; essential retail at 50 per cent capacity;
- Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times with capacity limits;
- Outdoor cinemas and performing arts with capacity limits;
- Horse racing and motor speedways for spectators with capacity limits;
- Outdoor tour and guide services with capacity limits;
- Indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity;
- Public libraries with capacity limits;
- Outdoor waterparks and amusement parks with capacity limits; and
- Fairs and rural exhibitions with capacity limits
The Province has already hit the vaccination thresholds and daily case numbers to move into step 2.
- Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.
- Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
- Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the official announcement on Thursday. You can find more information about what moving into Phase 2 means online here.