As of May 8th, lower-risk businesses can reopen with social distancing guidelines. The new guidance can be found at Stage two will gradually be implemented but so far allows:

  • retail (curbside and delivery only);
  • related logistics and manufacturing;
  • office workplaces;
  • limited personal services;
  • outdoor museums;
  • child care; and
  • essential businesses can open with modifications

Since the Stage-2 opening, there has been a 3% increase in COVID-19 deaths and tested cases. Individuals are encouraged to maintain vigilance and safe practices. As such, a reminder 0f businesses still disallowed from opening are:

  • Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios
  • Entertainment venues with limited capacities, such as movie theaters, gaming, gambling, and arcade venues, and pro sports
  • Indoor museums, kids museums and gallery spaces, zoos and libraries
  • Community centers, including public pools, playgrounds, and picnic areas
  • Limited-capacity religious services and cultural ceremonies
  • Nightclubs
  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports
  • Festivals
  • Theme parks
  • Hotels/lodging for leisure and tourism – non-essential travel
  • Higher education

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