This year has been difficult for many, and the holiday season is no exception.

Currently, Ontario COVID-19 guidelines recommend spending the holidays with your household only — or, if you live alone, joining one other household.

But according to a study done by the Angus Reid Institute, a considerable chunk of Ontarians are thinking about ignoring that.

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27%* of Ontarians plan to visit another local household

That's right — 27% of Ontarians are not planning on staying in their own household for Christmas.*

And moreover, another 8% are planning on visiting family or friends out of town or inter-provincially.*

This is directly against Premier Doug Ford's request.

"We're asking everyone to please stick to your own household when celebrating," Ford stated in a November press release.

"Avoid big holiday parties or large family dinners to help us stop the spread of this deadly virus. By following this public health advice, we can all have a safe and fun holiday season."

To check individual local public health unit restrictions, you can visit the provincial COVID-19 response web page.

Editor's note: This article has been updated.