Ontario planning to lift more COVID-19 restrictions next week: reports

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According to multiple reports, the Ford government is reportedly planning to loosen more COVID-19 restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to decline.

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This comes about a week after Ontario Capacity limits have been removed in sports venues, concert halls and movie theatres.

The province eventually planned to exit Phase 3 of its reopening plan, but the rising number of cases and the delta version forced them to halt.


Reports said the announcement is expected next week and that most public places, including restaurants, bars and gyms, will have capacity limits.

Masking indoors and other public health restrictions are expected to remain in effect.

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The number of COVID-19 cases is slowly coming down with just over 300 new cases reported on Wednesday. The seven-day average also continued to move downwards and fell to 500, the lowest point since August 19.

Vaccination numbers also continue to rise and have surpassed the province’s original metric for phase 3 exit, with 87 percent of the population eligible for a single dose and 82.5 percent fully vaccinated.

Vaccine Certificate Verification App Which is expected to launch next Friday, which will allow Ontarians to upload their information to a QR code for establishments to verify their vaccination status.

Proof-of-vaccination is currently required in most indoor settings Including dine-in restaurant, gym, indoor events and sports facilities.

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