Haliburton County residents will see some COVID-19 restrictions easing as of June 11 as the province goes into step one of its roadmap to reopen plan.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, it means:
- * Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people;
- * Non-essential retail permitted at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- * Essential and other select retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- * Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;
- * Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;
- * Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
- * Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals;
- * Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;
- * Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.
The province said June 7 it is entering step one based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators.