Just Over Half Of Ontarians Say They Will Only Celebrate The Holidays With Their Household

Only 7% of people say they will be celebrating with no restrictions this year.

Toronto Staff Writer
Just Over Half Of Ontario Says They Will Only See Immediate Family This Holiday Season

The holidays are quickly approaching and just over 50% of Ontarians say they won't be celebrating with anyone outside of their household this year.

A new Forum Research poll conducted on December 14 says residents of Ontario "are limiting the people they celebrate with" this holiday season.

51% of people in Ontario say they will be celebrating the holidays with only their "immediate household," and 42% of people say they will be celebrating with their household members and their extended family, according to the new Forum Poll.

COVID-19 cases are rising in Ontario, and concerns about the Omicron variant have led the Ontario government to recently tighten restrictions around capacity limits, curfew times for restaurants and more.

It seems in light of the current situation, only 7% of Ontarians will be celebrating like it's 2019 with no restrictions at all, according to the poll.

New gathering limits may also impact your holiday plans, depending on how large your family is. Under new restrictions, social gatherings can only consist of 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors.

On the bright side, this means a large chunk of people may get to avoid answering the parade of questions in line with, "Are you dating anyone?" from their extended family members while adhering to the new capacity limits.

When it comes to travel in the new year, one-third of people are planning an international trip in the next year, most of whom are planning specifically for 6 to 12 months from now, according to the poll.

"The Forum Poll™, conducted by Forum Research, was based on a computer-assisted web survey of 1,001 residents in Ontario aged 18 years and above, recruited from the Forum Poll Panel," says Forum Research.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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