Here is a summary of how the latest COVID shutdowns Ontario wide which came into affect April 3 will affect Niagara for the next four weeks.  The government’s website states that the new measures are  intended to save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, protect in-person learning and keep children in schools, allow for more time to vaccinate Ontarians and stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities.  The shut down decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts.

 

SHOPPING

All stores are open with limited shoppers allowed in at a time.

Grocery stores are at 50 percent capacity, other retail is allowed 25 per cent capacity indoors.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants are open only for takeout, delivery and drive-through service.

SCHOOLS

At this time they are staying open.

RECREATION

Organized events are down to 5 people maximum, with the exception of households that live together or members of one household with a single person who lives alone .

Gyms are closed as well as well as most outdoor sports facilities, including day camps.

PERSONAL CARE

Hair salons, spas and similar types of businesses are now closed.

GENERAL TRAVEL

The government recommends staying at home as much as possible.

VACCINATIONS

No changes.  All previously scheduled vaccination clinics offered by Niagara Health and Niagara Region Public Health will continue.

MORE INFORMATION

Please visit the Ontario Government website HERE for full information.

 

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