Expansion of Businesses and Services That Can Reopen Starting June 12, 2020

Starting June 12, 2020, the Ontario government is permitting additional businesses and service providers to reopen or expand their services, as part of the second stage of the government's reopening framework. Eastern Ontario is one of the regions which is being permitted to enter Stage 2 of the reopening plan.

Details of the reopening plan—including Stage 2—can be found on the government’s webpages, Reopening Ontario and A Framework for Reopening Our Province – Stage 2.

Businesses and services permitted to reopen with proper health and safety measures in place include:

  • Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants, bars and other establishments, including patios, curbside, parking lots and adjacent properties
  • Select personal and personal care services with the proper health and safety measures in place, including tattoo parlours, barber shops, hair salons and beauty salons
  • Shopping malls under existing restrictions, including food services reopening for take-out and outdoor dining only
  • Tour and guide services, such as bike and walking, bus and boat tours, as well as tasting and tours for wineries, breweries and distilleries
  • Water recreational facilities such as outdoor splash pads and wading pools, and all swimming pools
  • Beach access and additional camping at Ontario Parks
  • Camping at private campgrounds
  • Outdoor-only recreational facilities and training for outdoor team sports, with limits to enable physical distancing
  • Drive-in and drive-through venues for theatres, concerts, animal attractions and cultural appreciation, such as art installations
  • Film and television production activities, with limits to enable physical distancing
  • Weddings and funerals, with limits on social gatherings to 10 people

Related Information:

Ontario Permits More Businesses and Services to Reopen in the Coming Days (media release 2020-06-08)
Reopening Ontario: What’s in Each Stage
Sector-specific guidelines and resources to prepare for reopening
"Stop the Spread" Telephone Information Line for Businesses
Learn more about A Framework for Reopening our Province

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario