Based on positive public health trends the government is extending the number of people allowed to attend an indoor wedding or funeral ceremony to a maximum of 30 per cent capacity of the ceremony venue.
Wedding and funeral ceremonies taking place outdoors will be limited to 50 attendees. For both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, those attending must follow proper health and safety advice, including practising physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.
“With recent progress to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are able to ease restrictions on these special ceremonies,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “We have taken deliberate steps to increase testing and increase our ability to track and contain this virus. As we loosen these measures, I strongly urge everyone to remain careful and cautious as we are all still at risk.”
The changes came into effect on Friday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. The maximum number of people allowed to attend an indoor or outdoor wedding and funeral receptions remains at 10 people. According to the Ontario Government press release this Saturday morning, as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves in Ontario, further direction will be provided on capacity restrictions for weddings and funerals going forward.
June 13: Ontario reports 266 new cases
- There are a total of 31,992 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date.
- Compared to the previous day, this represents:
- An increase of 266 confirmed cases (percent change of +46.2%)
- An increase of 9 deaths (percent change of -18.2%)
- An increase of 351 resolved cases (percent change of +16.2%)
For the latest on COVID-19 situation in Ontario, visit the official website.