Reopening information

As businesses and public spaces begin to reopen, please remember to continue to adhere to public health measures, including:
~ stay 2 metres apart from others 
~ wash hands frequently for 20 seconds
~ avoid touching your face
~ clean surfaces daily 
~ wear a mask where required and when  physical distancing is difficult
~ stay home when ill  
~ if you develop at least one of the COVID-19 symptoms or are concerned you have been exposed to COVID-19, please go to an assessment centre to be tested


Ministry guidance for the public on what is reopening 


Ontario is taking a regional approach to move into Stage 3. As directed by the province, each region will be permitted to enter Stage 3 when safe to do so as public health criteria outlined in the framework are met.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region moved to Stage 3 as of Friday, July 17, 2020

Stage 3

Public Gathering Limits

  • Effective Friday, July 17, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the province increased the limit on social gatherings for businesses, services and public spaces for those regions allowed to enter stage 3 (this includes WDG region)
    • Indoor gatherings to a maximum of 10 people;

    • Outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 25 people;

  • For both indoor and outdoor social gatherings, physical distancing requirements remain in place with people who are not from the same household or social circle

  • Going out: Personal and social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Going Out? Do it Safely! (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Social Gatherings at Households

  • Limit indoor home gatherings to people in your social circle
  • Gatherings at your household with people outside of your social cirlce are recommended to be held outdoors
  • Only have the number of people to your home that the space will allow for physical distancing of at least 2 metres with people outside your household or social circle
  • Check out this resource: Hosting small gatherings (Public Health Agency of Canada) 

Social Circles

  • Remain at maximum 10 person limit province-wide, regardless of whether the region is in stage 2 or 3.
  • Your social circle must always be the same people
  • You can only belong to one social circle

Stage 2

Social Gatherings

  • Effective Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the province increased the limit on social gatherings from five to 10 people across the province 
  • Continue to practice physical distancing at these social gatherings with people outside of your household bubble
    • Where physical distancing is difficult to do, please wear a non-medical (e.g., cloth) mask 

Stage 1

Check local municipality and county websites for the latest updates on what public spaces are opening in your area:

*This page will be updated as new information is released so check back regularly for updates