The province of Ontario is reportedly set to reduce its social gathering limits in Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, according to CTV News Toronto.
Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the changes this afternoon (September 17th) at Queen’s Park with Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, Health Minister Christine Elliott, and Minister of Municipal Affairs Steve Clark.
BREAKING: This has now been finalized. https://t.co/nVE0UugslB
— Colin D'Mello CTVNews (@ColinDMello) September 17, 2020
Just yesterday (September 16th), Ford confirmed that has cabinet was considering the possibility of rolling back gathering limits in COVID-19 hot spots, and that “severe fines” would be issued to those ignoring the guidelines.
The fines “are going to be the highest in the country and they are going to be under provincial jurisdiction,” Ford explains.
According to CTV, the new restrictions will not apply to businesses.