This info is good to have as a quick snapshot as we wait until Feb 16th to see what the Province and the local Public Health Unit decide for us!
Today the Government of Ontario announced the extension of the Stay-at-Home Order and the enhanced provincewide restrictions (under O. Reg 82/20) in most areas of the province, including the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) area, until Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The province has indicated the intension to “gradually transition each region from the current shutdown measures, to a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. The province will assess our local COVID-19 data trends and will decide which zone of restriction (Grey, Red, Orange, Yellow, or Green) our area will be moved back into on Feb 16, 2021. Please note there is the potential for areas to remain in the current Grey – Lockdown/Shutdown Zone, past Feb 16, 2021, depending on the local data trends.
When can I re-open?
Under the extension of the current Grey – Lockdown/Shutdown measures (under O. Reg 82/20), Personal Service Settings (PSSs) are to remain closed until at least Tues, Feb 16, 2021. We do not yet know which zone of restrictionWDGPH will move back into on Feb 16, 2021. The province will make this decision. Once this decision is made, we will update you as soon as possible.
If you choose to do so, PSSs are permitted to operate as a general retail business only, subject to conditions. If open for retail business, personal care services continue to not be permitted at this time.
For questions relating to COVID-19 in general, including face coverings, business or workplace concerns, physical distancing questions or non-emergency reporting, please call our Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre for non-health related questions at:
For information on COVID-19 testing or symptomatic employees, please call our Public Health COVID-19 Call Centre for health related questions at:
If you have additional questions related to the operation of an inspected premise/facility, please contact a public health inspector at:
Please also be aware, our WDGPH Community Stakeholder COVID-10 Bulletins are posted on our website for your reference. These community bulletins contain a summary of current information and updates related to COVID-19.