Step 2 starts today: here’s what you can do


If you see well-groomed people doing a two-stage today it’s because we’re on stage two and that means haircuts and outdoor music events are back on the table.

According to the roadmap for the reopening, some COVID-related restrictions were relaxed starting at 12:01 a.m. this morning, allowing libraries, malls and night camps to reopen and allowing more outdoor activities like gatherings more importantly, fitness classes, entertainment and water parks, sports games and league events.

Here is a list of all the activities now permitted as part of the second stage of the roadmap for the reopening:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and public events organized for up to 5 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
  • Selected core and other retail allowed at 50% capacity
  • 25% non-core retail capacity
  • Opening of stores in shopping centers, with restrictions
  • Larger religious services, rites or interior ceremonies, including wedding and funeral services at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding and funeral services, limited to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of two meters
  • Night camps
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times at a capacity of 25%
  • Outdoor fitness classes are limited to the number of people who can maintain three meters distance
  • Public libraries authorized at 25% of their capacity
  • Rural fairs and exhibitions can organize outdoor activities at 25% of their capacity
  • Tours and guide services may open for outdoor activities with 25 percent 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 races and motor circuits at 25% capacity

The province is supposed to stay in Stage Two for 21 days before moving to Stage Three, which includes expanded indoor activities where face coverings won’t always be worn.

Each step of the roadmap comes with immunization rate thresholds that must be met before moving on. However, the province has already met the targets set in step three.

Indoor facilities such as museums, recreation facilities, indoor swimming pools and hotel fitness centers should remain closed for the second stage.

Read the province Roadmap here.


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