Ford government extends emergency orders to July 10

Some restrictions on indoor facilities have been lifted

Emergency orders put in place by the province to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been extended for another 10 days.

The dozens of orders issued by the Ford government under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act were supposed to expire on June 30 but in a statement issued Saturday the Ontario government confirmed that it would extend them until July 10.

The state of emergency, which allows the province to issue and amend the orders, is currently set to expire on July 15 after being extended earlier this week.

“While we have made truly incredible progress in our fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collective efforts of our frontline heroes and the people of Ontario, we know that we must remain vigilant,” said Premier Doug Ford. “These emergency orders will allow us to take action, if necessary, to ensure our continued success as we reopen our province and get more people back to work.”

In addition, the government has lifted some restrictions on indoor sports and recreational facilities so that they can be used to train amateur or professional athletes, or to run certain non-contact amateur or professional athletic competitions, provided provincial health guidelines are being followed.