The Ontario government has put out a detailed list of what we can and can’t do now that the stay-at-home order has come into effect.
The document answers various answers to people’s questions regarding the measure, including which stores can continue to operate.
There is also a write up of the stay-at-home order available to view which includes the following breakdown.
Requirement to remain in residence
(1) Every individual shall remain in their place of residence at all times unless leaving their place of residence is necessary for one or more of the following purposes:
Work, school and child care:
1. Working or volunteering where the nature of the work or volunteering requires the individual to leave their residence, including when the individual’s employer has determined that the nature of the individual’s work requires attendance at the workplace:
2. Attending school or a post-secondary institution.
3. Attending, obtaining or providing child care.
4. Receiving or providing training or educational services.
Obtaining goods and services
5. Obtaining food, beverages and personal care items.
6. Obtaining goods or services that are necessary for the health or safety of an individual, including health care services and medications.
7. Obtaining goods, obtaining services, or performing such activities as are necessary for the safe operation, maintenance and sanitation of households, businesses, means of transportation or other places.
8. Purchasing or picking up goods through an alternative method of sale, such as curbside pickup, from a business or place that is permitted to provide curbside pickup under the Stage 1 Order.
9. Attending an appointment at a business or place that is permitted to be open by appointment under the Stage 1 Order.
10. Obtaining services from a financial institution or cheque cashing service.
11. Obtaining government services, social services and supports, mental health support services or addictions support services.
12. Delivering goods or providing care or other support or assistance to an individual who requires support or assistance, or receiving such support or assistance, including,
- i. providing care for an individual in a congregate care setting, and
- ii. accompanying an individual who requires assistance leaving their residence for any purpose permitted under this Order.
13. Taking a child to the child’s parent or guardian or to the parent or guardian’s residence.
14. Taking a member of the individual’s household to any place the member of the household is permitted to go under this Order.
Health, safety and legal purposes
15. Doing anything that is necessary to respond to or avoid an imminent risk to the health or safety of an individual, including,
- i. protecting oneself or others from domestic violence,
- ii. leaving or assisting someone in leaving unsafe living conditions, and
- iii. seeking emergency assistance.
16. Exercising, including,
- i. walking or moving around outdoors using an assistive mobility device, or
- ii. using an outdoor recreational amenity that is permitted to be open under the Stage 1 Order.
17. Attending a place as required by law or in relation to the administration of justice.
18. Exercising an Aboriginal or treaty right as recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Multiple residences and moving
19. Travelling to another residence of the individual if,
- i. the individual intends to be at the residence for less than 24 hours and is attending for one of the purposes set out in this order; or
- ii. the individual intends to reside at the residence for at least 14 days.
20. Travelling between the homes of parents, guardians or caregivers, if the individual is under their care.
21. Making arrangements to purchase or, sell a residence or to begin or end a residential lease.
22. Moving residences.
23. Travelling to an airport, bus station or train station for the purpose of travelling to a destination that is outside of the Province.
24. Attending a gathering for the purpose of a wedding, a funeral or a religious service, rite or ceremony that is permitted under the Stage 1 Order or making necessary arrangements for the purpose of such a gathering.
25. If the individual lives alone, gathering with the members of a single household.
26. Obtaining goods or services that are necessary for the health or safety of an animal, including obtaining veterinary services.
27. Obtaining animal food or supplies.
28. Doing anything that is necessaty to respond to or avoid an imminent risk to the health or safety of an animal, including protecting an animal from suffering abuse.
29. Walking or otherwise exercising an animal.
Premier Doug Ford is denying the order is confusing.
Critics say the definition of what constitutes an essential trip is unclear and the grounds for enforcement have not yet been spelled out.
Ford says Ontarians are being asked to use their best judgment to determine if they need to leave their home amid soaring new cases of COVID-19.
The province also says it will be issuing guidelines tonight to spell out the parameters of the order for law enforcement agencies.
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