Ontario Maintains COVID-19 Restrictions as Stay-at-Home Order is Set to Expire

Published on June 01, 2021

Newmarket-Aurora and all of Ontario have seen great progress in our fight against COVID-19 in recent weeks, but now is not the time to let our guard down.


While the Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on June 2, 2021, all other public health and workplace measures will remain in effect until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen.


This includes restrictions on gatherings, businesses, services and activities – such as:

  • limiting indoor gatherings to households only and outdoor gatherings to up to five people, subject to limited exceptions;
  • maintaining a cap of 25 per cent capacity for essential retail where only certain goods are permitted to be sold;
  • restricting non-essential retail to curbside pickup and delivery only, and;
  • limiting short-term rentals to individuals in need of housing and allowing Ontario Parks and campgrounds on public lands to be used for day-use only, subject to limited exceptions.


Based on current trends in key health indicator, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap during the week of June 14, 2021 and will provide further details prior to entering Step One.


As we look towards Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap and begin to gradually lift public health measures, it remains critical that all Ontarians continue to follow public health advice and roll up their sleeves to receive the vaccine.


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