A broad range of activities and businesses can get back to work under a Stage One recovery plan released Thursday by Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
“We’re getting thousands of people back to work,” Ford said.
This Saturday, private campgrounds and golf courses will be allowed to open.
On Tuesday, a long list of other activities and businesses will be back in operation.
Hospitals, independent health facilities, clinics and private practices are also getting back to more normal operations, although social distancing rules will remain in place for all reopenings.
The Stage One plan calls for the reopening of:
— Retail located outside of shopping malls with a separate street-front entrance.
— Car dealerships, including new and used cars and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles.
— Music recording, including production, distribution, publishing and studios; interactive digital media, including programming and development of film and television post-production and animation studios publishing, including newspapers, video games and books.
— Professional services related to conducting research and experimental development in physical, engineering and life sciences, such as biotechnology, agriculture and industrial research and development labs.
— Emissions inspection facilities for heavy vehicle emissions testing.
— Golf driving ranges.
— Rod and gun clubs.
— Cycling tracks.
— Sport activity for individual/single competitors, including training and competitions conducted by a recognized provincial sport organization, national sport organization, or recognized national provincial training centres.
— Indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played while maintaining physical distancing and without spectators, like water sports on lakes and outdoor bodies of water (no swimming pool sports), rowing and sailing, low-contact racquet sports like tennis, badminton, pickleball and ping pong, athletics such as track and field, gymnastics and figure skating, animal-related sports, such as horse racing