Restrictions to ease on Friday

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.

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