The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development released new safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as we prepare for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.

They build on the 60+ guidelines developed by Ontario’s Health and Safety Associations in response to COVID-19 for various sectors such as retail, health care, construction, transportation, police services, firefighters, and transit employees. 

Click Learn More for the sector-specific guidelines and posters.



Ontario has entered the next phase of our plan to respond to the global pandemic.  A Framework for Reopening our Province outlines the criteria Ontario’s health experts will use to advise the government on the loosening of emergency measures.

As of July 17, Barrie-Innisfil is on Stage 3 of Phase II.


Our government announced that more businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage 3 and when will be made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and based on trends of key public health indicators.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health, public health experts and other officials have advised the following, high-risk places and activities are not yet safe to open, even if a region has entered Stage 3:

  • Amusement parks and water parks

  • Buffet-style food services

  • Dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements

  • Overnight stays at camps for children

  • Private karaoke rooms

  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports

  • Saunas, steam rooms, bathhouses and oxygen bars

  • Table games at casinos and gaming establishments.


For more information on the restrictions that will remain in place during Stage 3 and the public health guidance necessary to keep the people of Ontario safe, visit: Ontario.ca/reopen.




As part of the outreach strategy included in the Framework, MPP’s have been asked to hold ongoing consultations  and provide feedback to the Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee, chaired by Minister of Finance Rod Phillips.


I will be holding a series of virtual consultations with businesses and not-for-profits in Barrie and Innisfil to inform my submission.


To be included in these consultations, please complete the form below.