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Step 3 of provincial reopening moved up to July 16

July 12, 2021

The County will reopen more facilities and expand in-person services under Step 3 of the provincial roadmap to reopening, which will begin on Friday, July 16.

The municipality will allow town hall bookings under Step 3. Capacity will be capped 50 per cent and physical distancing and other restrictions will still be in effect.

Indoor recreation facilities such as the walking track at the Wellington and District Community Centre will reopen with capacity limits in place.

The Clerk’s Office will resume offering indoor wedding services with physical distancing.

Gathering limits both indoor and outdoor at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home will be lifted under Step 3. Public health measures will remain in place. Personal care services will resume and more activities will be permitted, including family-style dining, offsite excursions, and singing and dancing. Home administration is currently revising its visiting protocols, and further details will be shared later this week.

Municipal administration offices and library branches all reopened for in-person service by Step 2. Click here to read more.

Step Three of the roadmap to reopening focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
      • Up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated  events (whichever is less)
      • Up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for  unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Visit the Government of Ontario website for a high-level overview of what is allowed during each step of the provincial reopening roadmap.

For more information contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023, or info@pecounty.on.ca.

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