What happens after the stay at home order ends?

Carla Harmon
June 2, 2021

Separately on Wednesday, provincial medical officials said that second doses of vaccines should be offered sooner than originally planned, as supply rises and variant spread continues.

Recent modelling presented by the Science Advisory Table revealed that if Ontario reopened schools to in-person learning the province could see an increase of six to 11 per cent in the number of new daily COVID-19 cases.

So, what happens between the stay-at-home order ending tomorrow and phase 1 beginning?

"We have free pickup in-store option online that people can choose and we also ship outside of the region as well", said Rickie Nelson, manager of Luster & Oak in Waterloo.

"The stay-at-home order lifts, and then we start our road map if you will to our reopening phase".


According to the government, the measures first introduced under the provincewide "emergency brake" will remain in effect during that time.

Below is a list of the do's and don't s Ontario residents can expect during this gap. It will be the first time this is the case since the stay-at-home order was implemented in April.

But other measures like the five-person limit on outdoor gatherings and restrictions on in-person retail and other businesses remain.

The Province has indicated, rather than having students return to in-person learning, the focus will be on having students and teachers vaccinated during the summer, in order to allow a more normal return in September.

Essential retail will be capped at 25 percent with non-essential retail maxed at 15 percent.


Those longing for a haircut or manicure will have to keep waiting. The provincial government said it sought input from medical experts and educators while it considered the reopening of schools. In the meantime, those establishments are forced to continue offering take-out, drive-through and delivery orders only.

Some outdoor facilities like golf courses and tennis courts have already reopened but most indoor and outdoor sports recreational facilities are closed.

Weddings, funerals and other religious services can still resume as long as a maximum of 10 people is not exceeded. Physical distancing must be maintained and guests must wear a mask or face covering when they are within two metres of each other.

This extension includes the prohibited use of recreational camping on public lands, the Manitoba/Ontario border remains closed to non-essential travellers, and interprovincial travel is also restricted.


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