Ontario to announce Stage 3 reopening plans on Monday

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford will unveil plans for the long-awaited Stage 3 of reopening this Monday.

Ford’s office confirmed today that the announcement will take place during his daily news conference at Queen’s Park.

His announcement will reportedly include guidelines and details for the reopening of a number of services and businesses – such as indoor dining, gyms and movie theatres – that are currently still restricted, Global News reported.

It is not known whether the entire province will enter Stage 3 at the same time or if the government plans to phase it in across Ontario over days or weeks.

Toronto Mayor John Tory recently told CP24 that Stage 3 will also include the province-wide reopening of all playground equipment.

Stage 3, according to the April reopening plan, was expected to include: the responsible opening of all workplaces; further relaxing of restrictions placed on public gatherings and continued restriction on large gatherings such as concerts and sporting events for the foreseeable future, and the continued practice of physical distancing to protect a vulnerable population.

Stage 3, considered Ontario’s “new normal” according to the plan, also pushes for people to continue to work remotely as economic activity resumes.

–  Postmedia Network

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