Questions on Ontario’s stay-at-home order answered


Information of enhanced public well being measures to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 in Ontario might have some residents questioning what’s, and what isn’t, thought of important beneath the provincial government’s new regulations.

That’s why CTV Information Toronto has compiled an inventory of actions which might be allowed and companies that can stay open after the province’s stay-at-home order goes into impact on Jan. 14 .

Can I am going to my cottage or secondary residence?

No. The federal government says that as a result of it’s asking residents to remain house, journeys to a cottage or secondary residence needs to be averted, until it’s for a vital goal like emergency upkeep.

I booked a short-term rental getaway. Can I nonetheless go?

No. The province says that pre-arranged bookings for short-term leases at lodges, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts are prohibited, with exceptions for housing necessities.

Are ski hills closed?

Sure. Ski hills are closed.

Is a housekeeper nonetheless allowed in my house?

Sure. Home providers like housekeeping, cooking, indoor and outside cleansing and upkeep providers are allowed however solely to assist youngsters, seniors and susceptible individuals.

What about actual property showings?

Actual property showings, together with pre-sale development, are solely obtainable by appointment. Open homes are prohibited.

Are eating places nonetheless open for takeout and supply?

Eating places and bars aren’t affected by the brand new guidelines and may stay open for take out, drive-thru, and supply solely.

Can I get my automobile serviced or purchase a brand new car?

Based on the federal government, car and tools restore and important upkeep and car and tools rental providers can be found by appointment solely. The identical applies to the sale of all motor automobiles.

Can I nonetheless attend my in-person driving instruction?

No. In-person driving instruction isn’t permitted, apart from instruction for drivers of business motor automobiles.

Can I am going exterior for a stroll or go skating at a public rink?

Going exterior for train is permitted, together with strolling your canine, working and ice skating at a public rink. Nonetheless, the federal government says it prefers if residents would stay house.

I dwell alone. Can I go to my household?

A consultant for the federal government says that in case you dwell alone, you may go spend time with one other household, however they like you keep house.

READ MORE: Full list of new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Ontario

Are hashish dispensaries nonetheless open?

Sure. Hashish dispensaries are open for curbside pick-up or supply solely, however solely from 7 a.m. to eight p.m. As nicely, an merchandise can solely be supplied for curbside pickup if the patron ordered the merchandise earlier than arriving on the enterprise premises.

What about alcohol gross sales?

You possibly can nonetheless buy alcohol at a licensed retailer, however solely between the hours of seven a.m. and eight p.m.

When do the measures finish?

The measures introduced Tuesday are scheduled to be in place till not less than Feb. 11. 

How will the federal government know who’s out for reliable causes and who is not?

The province stated that residents could have an obligation to determine themselves when a police officer has “affordable and possible grounds” that there was a breach of the orders made beneath the Emergency Administration and Civil Safety Act.

A sector-specific breakdown of the province’s new public well being measures may be discovered here.