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Step Two of Branch Re-Opening Effective 12:01 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Comrades,

As a follow-up to my earlier message about the Province’s Three Step Roadmap to re-open by lifting restrictions gradually in the face of much improved COVID 19 statistics, it is pleasing to learn that in the last 21 days the Province has met its goal and Step 2 is being implemented as of 12:01 am today , Wednesday, June 30. The expanded limitations are shown below. All activities planned by members may be requested through Andy Shinnan, the Hall Rental Officer, for approval and proper implementation.

Please remember that Step 2 is intended to last another 21 days before Step 3, the final 21 day phase, will be undertaken. Therefore we must do as well as we did in Step 1 to proceed to the ultimate goal of total opening.

Stay well and be safe.

Bill Molnar

First Vice-President

Chair, Re-opening Committee

Kanata Branch 638


Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn, with other restrictions in place.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 5 people;
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50 per cent capacity;
  • Non-essential retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times, and at 25 per cent capacity and other restrictions;
  • Outdoor dining with up to 6 people per table, with exceptions for larger households and other restrictions;
  • Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 25 per cent capacity of the particular room;
  • Outdoor fitness classes limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of physical distance;
  • Outdoor sports without contact or modified to avoid contact, with no specified limit on number of people or teams participating, with restrictions;
  • Overnight camps for children operating in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
  • Outdoor sport facilities with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Outdoor fairs, rural exhibitions, festivals, permitted at 25 per cent capacity and with other restrictions.

To view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed you may visit: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21488