COVID-19 – Social & Family Gatherings

Last Reviewed/Updated: 9:58 a.m., July 16, 2021

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Social Gatherings, Celebrations, Family Events

Before planning or attending a social gathering, celebration or family event, check the Current Restrictions to determine how many people can gather at this time. Indoor and outdoor gathering limits still require individuals who are not from the same household to keep 2-metres distance apart.

Social gathering requirements for all COVID-19 Roadmap to Reopening Steps:

Staying home and avoiding social gatherings is still the best way to protect yourself and others. Everyone is strongly advised to:

  • follow public health advice,
  • limit close contact to your household (the people you live with), and
  • avoid travel in and outside Ontario, except for essential reasons.

Individuals who live alone may consider having exclusive, close contact with one other household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.

Connect virtually or by phone: Consider alternatives to meeting in person, such as holding events and gatherings virtually or by phone. Virtual gatherings are a safe way to visit and recognize occasions with people from outside of your household while limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Review the COVID-19 measures to keep you safe.