The Ontario government has prohibited organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately, with some exceptions.
This order does not apply to:
- Private households with five people or more.
- Child care centres supporting frontline health care workers and first responders provided the number of persons at each centre does not exceed 50 people.
- Funerals, which are permitted to proceed with up to 10 people at one time.
Unless you are ill, or are under self-isolation under the Quarantine Act, you can still go outside, such as for a walk. While outside, avoid crowds and do your best to maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) from those around you. Make an effort to step aside or pass others quickly and courteously on sidewalks. Passing someone on the sidewalk is not considered close contact or a significant risk for exposure to COVID-19.