Other highlights of the reopening plan mean:
• 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 fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people;
• 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 rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers; • Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.
• Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding and funeral services limited to 15 per cent capacity.
The province said it is entering step one based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, such as provincial case rate decreases and numbers of patients in ICU dropping.
“Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter step one of the roadmap and begin to safely and cautiously lift restrictions,” Premier Doug Ford said on June 7.
He said the only reason they’re able to do so is because of the “enormous sacrifices” made by individuals, families and communities across Ontario.
“As we begin to enjoy the benefits of the first step in our roadmap like meeting friends on a patio or visiting your favourite local store, please do so safely by continuing to follow all public health guidelines,” he urged.
The province will remain in step one for at least 21 days.