Highlights of new COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario

TORONTO — Ontario extended a stay-at-home order and announced new restrictions to fight COVID-19 on Friday, while giving police new powers to enforce the measures. Here are the highlights:

– A recently announced stay-at-home order has been extended for two weeks for a total of six weeks.

– Interprovincial travel will be limited, with checkpoints to be set up with Quebec and Manitoba. 

– Only members of the same household can gather outdoors. Individuals who live alone can join a household. 

– Outdoor recreational facilities, such as golf courses, tennis courts and playgrounds, will close.

– Capacity limits at essential retailers have been tightened to 25 per cent.

– Religious gatherings will be capped at 10 people indoors.

– Non-essential construction will close. 

– Police can stop anyone to ask why they’re not at home and where they live.

 This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021.

The Canadian Press