Yes to patios, no to haircuts! ✂️
Now that Ontario's step one has officially begun, there are so many more things that you can do this weekend. Keep in mind, though, that there are still some things that are off-limits until later stages of reopening.
If you're looking to do some shopping, businesses in malls that have a public entrance that opens onto a street or exterior sidewalk are open. If you want to watch a movie instead of spending another night with Netflix, you can visit a drive-in theatre now.
These are some of the things that are now allowed in Ontario during step one of the reopening roadmap:
- Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people
- Non-essential retail with 15% capacity limits but no restrictions on what can be sold
- Essential and other select retail permitted with 25% capacity limits but no restrictions on what can be sold
- Outdoor dining with up to four people per table
- Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor personal training groups and outdoor individual/team sports training with up to 10 people
- Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, and short-term rentals
- Outdoor attractions like zoos, landmarks, historic sites and botanical gardens with capacity limits
If you're out at a patio, no more than four people can be seated together at a table unless everyone is a member of the same household, a member of up to one other household who lives alone, or a caregiver for a member of either household.
Amusement parks, personal care services, indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities, indoor museums and casinos can't be open right now and indoor dining and indoor gatherings are not allowed either. Those restrictions will be lifted in steps two and three.