Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30

Published on June 24, 2021

Thanks to the tireless work of our health care heroes and the record setting success of our vaccine rollout, along with the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter Step Two of our Roadmap to Reopen and begin to safely and cautiously lift restrictions with the full support of our public health experts ahead of schedule as of Wednesday, June 30, at 12:01 a.m.


Step 2 will open indoors settings with small numbers and face coverings and expand outdoors settings: 
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 5 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50% capacity
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 25%
  • Stores in shopping malls open, with restrictions
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Overnight camps
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor fitness classes are capped at the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of distance
  • Public libraries permitted at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor meeting and event spaces at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor amusement and water parks at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways at 25% capacity


This was a true Team Ontario effort and we are incredibly thankful to the Ontarians who rolled up their sleeves to help us reach this exciting milestone.


In order to safely enter Step two of the Roadmap, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70% of adults with one dose and 20% of adults with two doses for at least two weeks, ensuring a strong level of protection against COVID-19, as well as continued improvements in key public health and health care indicators.


As of June 23, over 76% of the population in Ontario ages 18 and over have received one dose of a vaccine and over 29% have received their second dose. More than 13.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered provincewide.


While the province has surpassed Step Three vaccination targets, Ontario may remain in Step Two for a period of approximately 21 days to allow the most recent vaccinations to reach their full effectiveness and to evaluate any impacts of moving to Step Two on key public health and health care indicators. When it is determined to be safe, the province will promptly move to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen.


While we can now begin preparing to ease public health measures under Roadmap, the fight against COVID-19 is not over and we must continue adhering to the public health advice and measures currently in place to maintain this great progress.


Every vaccine dose administered brings us one step closer to the things we’ve missed, so please sign up to receive the vaccine when it’s your turn.


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Learn about the changes you can expect when Ontario enters Step Two: Ontario.ca/reopen