Discussion posted by: David McNamara
TORONTO — Families in Ontario can now expand the number of people they have close contact with to 10, as the province moved Friday to further loosen public health restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Doug Ford unveiled the new advice on “social circles” from the province’s chief medical officer of health on the same day new rules expanding group gatherings and reopening business in some parts of the province came into effect. The new guidelines from Dr. David Williams mean physical distancing does not need to be practised between members of the same circle. Ford said if a household has fewer than 10 people they can add to their circle, but a person can only be part of one group.