Ontario’s new plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions coming next week – CBC

Path for exiting Step 3 of ‘Roadmap to Reopen’ will be cautious, says senior official in Ford government

Oct 13, 2021

Premier Doug Ford’s government will announce its new plan for lifting more of Ontario’s COVID-19 public health restrictions next week, CBC News has learned.

The easing of pandemic measures will include ending capacity limits in all locations where proof-of-vaccination requirements are in place, such as restaurants, bars and gyms, a senior official in Ford’s government said Wednesday.

The official provided information about the government’s plans on condition of anonymity. CBC News agreed not to name the official in order to inform the public in advance of the announcement.

Ontario has been at Step 3 of what the government calls its “Roadmap to Reopen” since mid-July. The official said it’s now time to unveil a “revised pandemic plan” that takes into account the province’s success in getting the population vaccinated against COVID-19, while also keeping a lid on the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-restrictions-exit-stage-3-1.6209162

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