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Ottawa, Jun 13 (Canadian-Media): The Ontario government is easing the restrictions on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, considering the importance of being with family and loved ones during the moments that matter most, media reports said.
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Following positive public health trends the government is extending the number of people allowed to attend an indoor wedding or funeral ceremony to a maximum of 30 percent capacity of the ceremony venue.
A limit of persons would be allowed in outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies.
Attendees to both indoor and outdoor ceremonies would be required to follow proper health and safety advice, including practising physical distancing from people who are not from the same household or their established 10-person social circle.
"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."
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These changes effective June 12 at 12:01 a.m.
The maximum number of 10 people would be allowed to attend indoor or outdoor wedding and funeral receptions.
Further updates and direction will be provided on capacity restrictions for weddings and funerals going forward with the changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 outbreak.