More people allowed to attend wedding and funeral ceremonies in Ontario

Receptions will still be limited to 10 or fewer people

The Ford government is going to allow more people to attend weddings and funerals.

Citing positive public health trends, the province said as of Saturday, June 13, a maximum of 30 percent of event capacity will be allowed for indoor ceremonies and up to 50 people for outdoor events, with current physical distancing protocols in place.

“With recent progress to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are able to ease restrictions on these special ceremonies,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “We have taken deliberate steps to increase testing and increase our ability to track and contain this virus. As we loosen these measures, I strongly urge everyone to remain careful and cautious as we are all still at risk.”

The maximum number of people allowed to attend wedding and funeral receptions will remain at 10 people.

The government said as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves in Ontario, further direction will be provided on capacity restrictions for weddings and funerals.