The Travel Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) says it’s ‘delighted’ with the Ontario government’s decision to move to Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen plan on July 16.
Commenting on today’s announcement, TIAO president and CEO, Chris Bloore said: “TIAO is delighted with the decision by the Ontario government to enter Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on July 16. Thanks to Ontarians getting vaccinated, the incredible work of our health care professionals and measures in place to reduce transmission, it will mean many of our members will be able to reopen and/or expand their operations indoors for the first time in many months.”
Bloore continued: “This will mean vital revenues for these businesses after a torrid sixteen months and allow Ontarians to go back to the jobs they love and visitors will once again be able to enjoy what our incredible province has to offer. But we also have a new and exciting challenge, that if we can reach 80% of Ontarians having at least one dose and 75% being fully vaccinated the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings and limits for social gatherings, will be lifted.”
Bloore also thanked TIAO’s partners and Minister Lisa MacLeod “for their steadfast support, commitment to dialogue and sheer hard work to make this happen. We must remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19, but today’s news has been hard-earned and we’re all excited about what the next few weeks could hold.”
Ontario Step 3 Rules and Regulations are available by going to https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario .