Ontario moves into a province-wide shutdown as of Saturday April 3 2021

Ontario moves into a province-wide shutdown as of Saturday, April 3, 2021 

The Ontario government has announced today that a shut down is necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of Ontarians.  The shutdown will begin on Saturday, April 3 and continue for a minimum of 28 days.  The following changes will take place as of Saturday, April 3:

  • Indoor gatherings are only allowed with members of the same household while outdoor gatherings are limited to five people and physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services are capped at 15 per cent capacity indoors.
  • Essential stores will remain open with 50 per cent capacity while other retail establishments will be limited at 25 per cent capacity.
  • Restaurants can only offer delivery and take-out services in the shutdown zone.
  • Personal care services, which were supposed to open on April 12 in grey zone regions, will have to remain closed during the shutdown.
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation and permitted uses will be closed, as well as daycamps.
  • At this time schools will remain open.
  • Most outdoor park amenities for passive uses remain open.     
  • vaccination clinics are all continuing as scheduled.
  • The Peach King Centre, Grimsby Museum and Grimsby Public Art Gallery will be closed for all public uses (and the ice will be removed from the arenas)
  • The Grimsby Public Library will continue with Curbside pick ups and computer reservations by appointment only.  Mental health clinics may continue depending upon the provider preference.
  • The extended outdoor patios will be delayed for at least the shutdown period.


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Ontario government webpage with additional shutdown details




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