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Ontario to move to Step 3 of Reopening Plan on July 16: What this means for condos

With improvements in key public health measures and province-wide vaccination rates surpassing targets, the province of Ontario is set to move to Stage 3 of its “Roadmap to Reopen” on July 16, five days earlier than expected.

What does this mean for condominiums?

Stage 3 focuses on expanding access to indoor amenities and increasing the number of people allowed in these settings. Some of the key changes relevant to condominiums are:

  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people are permitted (subject to distancing)

  • Indoor gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted

  • Outdoor and Indoor sports and recreational fitness amenities are permitted provided the following:

  • users are able to maintain distancing of 2-meters

  • Indoors: up to 50% of the normal capacity, Outdoors: 75% of normal capacity

  • participants must be actively screened for COVID

  • Indoor pools, splash pads, spray pads, wading pools, and slides are permitted to open and are subject to operating at up to 50% capacity

  • Safety plans have resurfaced and are required for recreational fitness facilities, pool and other water features, recreational and multi-purpose amenities

  • Safety Plans should describe how the requirements will be implemented (ie screening, distancing, crowd control, etc.)

There are some relevant restrictions that are not changing including:

  • Individuals are still required to wear masks in common spaces

  • Certain employees are still required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Screening and self-screening requirements are still in place

  • Outdoor pools and wading pools can remain open

  • Outdoor recreation amenities are permitted to stay open (with certain restrictions in place, such as distancing)

For more information on Ontario’s Reopening plan visit the province of Ontario website.

Source: Rod Escayola, Ontario allows gyms to open as early as July 16: what step 3 means for condos (July 9, 2021)

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