(Photo: Ontario Ministry of Health)
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health says families can now expand the number of people they have close contact with to 10.
The new public health advice from Dr. David Williams means physical distancing does not need to be practised between members of the same so-called “social circle”.
The province says if a household has less than 10 people they can add to their circle, but a person can only be part of one group.
People in a group are advised to continue to maintain physical distancing with anyone outside their circle.
Public health says the concept will help families with child and elder care needs, and reduce social isolation during the pandemic.
The government says people at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 may not want to participate.
(The Canadian Press)