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) https://condoadviser.ca/