Ontario moves into Phase One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 /21 at 12:01 am.

Ontario moves into Phase One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 /21 at 12:01 am.

As the province continues to see positive public health trends with Covid-19, Ontario moves into Phase One of the Reopening Roadmap this Friday, June 11th at 12:01AM.

This means that the following changes will take place/open:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 10 people;
  • Outdoor dining for up to 4 people per table;
  • In Niagara Region, as part of current Section 22 orders, attestation is required that a patron is joining a table with only household members, and/or a maximum of two persons who are essential to maintaining physical and mental health (e.g. caregivers, social supports to someone who lives alone).
  • Essential retail capacity will be open at 25% capacity;
  • Non-essential retail capacity will be open at 15% capacity;
  • Religious services, rites and ceremonies may open indoors at 15% capacity and outdoors without capacity limits as long as social distancing is maintained;
  • Outdoor sports training, fitness classes and personal training are permitted up to 10 people;
  • Day camps resume;
  • Outdoor pools and wading pools may open

 For the Town of Grimsby, here are some additional updates:

  •  Essential commissioning, marriage licenses and cemetery inquiries will resume services by appointment.
  • Extended patios are in place and several businesses have already obtained permits so that they can ready to reopen.  Please watch for their updates on reopening times.
  • Day camps will begin July 5th, and registration is well underway
  • The Grimsby Lions Pool will open on Sat June 26th for public swimming and Red Cross swimming lessons.  Lessons are offered weekly this season, as part of Covid-19 schedule adaptations.
  • Outdoor fitness classes will be resuming shortly.  There are also some free fitness classes being offered between June 14-25 as part of a ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge (space is limited).
  • Outdoor field and park permits are being reviewed for programs and services that are eligible to operate.  Please note that all organized park uses require a permit.

For full details on the Phase 1 Reopening Plan, and for more details on the other Phases please visit Ontario - Reopening Plan

We are all excited to see our community start to reopen. 

Please be reminded that all public health guidance remains in place, so please continue to wear your mask, stay home and get tested if you have symptoms and continue to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.



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