The government has released a list of "safer" and "riskier" holiday activities
The Ontario government has released a list of “safer” and “riskier” holiday activities during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The safest way for any of us to enjoy the holidays, no matter where we live in the province, is to celebrate with our own households,” Premier Doug Ford said during a press briefing at Queen’s Park on Wednesday.
“If you live alone you can join one other household so you won’t be alone for the holidays.”
Public health officials are urging people not to host holiday parties or gatherings and recommend businesses to have virtual holiday parties.
Toronto and Peel Region will be in the grey lockdown zone of the Ontario COVID-19 warning system for the bulk of the holiday season – if not longer.
That means indoor gatherings are prohibited – except a gathering of people who live together or a household and one other person who lives alone – and outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.
People who have moved away from home, such as students at colleges and universities, should consider self-quarantining for 10 to 14 days before returning home for the holidays, the government said.
People who live in red or lockdown zones are advised to stay home and only go our for essential reasons, such as work, school, groceries, pharmacy, health care, assisting vulnerable individuals or exercise.