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WATCH: Premier announces reopening plan

Restaurants, gyms reopening with limited capacity, social gathering sizes increasing

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has outlined how the province will reopen.

The phased reopening starts Jan. 31 and will see restaurants and gyms open at 50 per cent capacity and social gathering sizes increase.

Phase one starts on Jan. 31 and means:

  • Social gathering increase to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
  • Capacity limits will be increased or maintained at 50 per cent for restaurants and bars without dance facilities, retailers, shopping malls, gyms, cinemas, meeting and event spaces, recreational amenities, museums and attractions, casinos and bingo halls, religious services, rites and ceremonies.
  • Arenas, theatres and concert venues are capped at 500 people or 50 per cent capacity, whichever is less.

Proof of vaccination will still be required at certain settings.

The full plan is available here.

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