Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30

Published on June 24, 2021

Continuing Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Ease Additional Public Health Measures

MISSISSAUGA — Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health indicators, MPP Anand is pleased to share that our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Peel Public Health, will move the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021.

“Our residents are absolutely amazing – they have been so willing to roll up their sleeves, and as a result, our first and second dose numbers are through the roof,” said MPP Deepak Anand. “And it goes without saying that our excellent superheroes at Trillium, Osler, and Peel Public Health are working at increasing capacity at clinics to make room for more appointments.”

“In the coming weeks, all adults who want a second dose will be able to get that second dose in Peel Region…it’s critical all individuals get the vaccine as soon as possible,” he concluded.

Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people and with face coverings worn.

“While this is the first time indoor gatherings have been permitted in our region since November, we must not be overly excited,” MPP Anand further added. “Try to wear a mask wherever possible, and engage in COVID-safe practices….I promise, the short-term sacrifices will yield long-term gains.”

In order to enter safely enter Step Two , Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70 per cent of adults with one dose and 20 per cent with two doses for at least two weeks.

As of June 23, 2021, 74.6 % of the 18+ population in Mississauga-Malton had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 26.0% of the same population had received at least two doses. Over 13.3 million doses have been administered province-wide, including 1.5 million in Peel. Today’s report of 296 COVID-19 cases in the province and 20 in Peel is comparable to our case counts in early September 2020.

In order to ensure trends continue in their intended directions, we will remain in Step Two for a minimum of 21 days. We will move into Step Three once more people have received their first and second doses, based on the consultation of our Medical Officers of Health. The current re-opening parameters were created before the delta variant emerged.

In Peel Region, the following groups are eligible for their second doses, assuming they have waited 28 doses since their first dose:

  • Adults who received their first dose on or prior to May 30th
  • Indigenous adults and their household members
  • High-priority health care workers
  • Those with highest-risk health conditions

If you have any questions about the re-opening plan, or would like assistance with booking your first or second dose, please feel free to contact our Office at (905) 696 0367 or at [email protected]

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For a Non-Exhaustive List of Changes Occurring in Phase 2, Please See Below:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 5 people;
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50 per cent capacity;
  • Non-essential retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times, and at 25 per cent capacity and other restrictions;
  • Outdoor dining with up to 6 people per table, with exceptions for larger households and other restrictions;
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 25 per cent capacity of the particular room;
  • Outdoor fitness classes limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of physical distance;
  • Outdoor sports without contact or modified to avoid contact, with no specified limit on number of people or teams participating, with restrictions;
  • Overnight camps for children operating in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
  • Outdoor sport facilities with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor fairs, rural exhibitions, festivals, permitted at 25 per cent capacity and with other restrictions.

Quotes:

“Because of the tireless work of our health care heroes, and the record setting success of our vaccine rollout, we are able to move into Step Two ahead of schedule on June 30 with the support of our public health experts” said Premier Doug Ford. “We are proceeding safely with the re-opening of our province and will continue to work around the clock until the job is done”

“We see the threat that the delta variant is posing on countries’ re-opening plans around the world, including the US, the UK, and Israel” said MPP Anand. “I’m confident a safe, measured, science-based approach will allow us to ensure the lockdowns are an item of the past.”

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