Camping at private campgrounds and beach access and additional camping at Ontario Parks can reopen throughout much of the province on Friday, June 12, government officials announced on Monday, June 8.
The outdoor recreational activities are on the list of services and businesses that can reopen in 24 public health units as part of Stage 2 of Ontario’s regional reopening.
Restrictions were eased in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators, officials stated in a press release.
Health units listed
- Algoma Public Health
- Brant County Health Unit
- Chatham-Kent Public Health
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit
- Grey Bruce Health Unit
- Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
- Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
- Huron Perth Public Health
- Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
- Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
- Middlesex-London Health Unit
- North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
- Northwestern Health Unit
- Ottawa Public Health
- Peterborough Public Health
- Porcupine Health Unit
- Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit
- Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
- Southwestern Public Health
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit
- Timiskaming Health Unit
- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
Many businesses can reopen
Other services allowed to reopen include outdoor dine-in services at restaurants and bars, tour and guide services, and outdoor-only recreational facilities for outdoor team sports, for example. Proper health and safety measures must be in place.
See a full list here.
The limit on social gatherings will also increase from five to 10 province-wide, official stated.