Phase 2 of Reopening Plan begins June 30

The province has announced that Ontario will move in to Phase 2 of the Reopening Plan on Wednesday, June 30. This will include:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 5 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50% capacity
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 25%
  • Stores in shopping malls open, with restrictions
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Overnight camps
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor fitness classes are capped at the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of distance
  • Public libraries permitted at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor meeting and event spaces at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor amusement and water parks at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways at 25% capacity

For further details:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario

As part of this Reopening:

  • The Grimsby Public Library will be resuming some in person operating hours as of Friday, July 2
  • outdoor sports leagues will be starting some further league activity
  • outdoor programming and services will be expanding
  • The Grimsby Lions Pool is now open with Covid-19 protocols in place.

The Ontario government is indicated that there will be a waiting period of 21 days before the province can move into Phase 3.

Please note that at this time, all current public health guidance remains in place.  This includes individuals who are fully vaccinated.

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