Date: Mon, 21.12.20 22:30
Ontario lockdown Dec26-Jan23
It would seem to be that the shitheads who write this stuff up
might be having too much coffee - or perhaps something else.
Here is an excerpt regarding gatherings:
Organized Public Events, Certain Gatherings
::Gatherings, Stage 1 areas::
1. (1) Subject to sections 2 to 4, no person shall attend,
(a) an organized public event that is held indoors;
(b) a social gathering that is held indoors, including a
social gathering associated with a gathering described in
(c) an organized public event or social gathering of more than
10 people that is held outdoors, including a social gathering
associated with a gathering described in clause (d); or
(d) a gathering of more than 10 people for the purposes of a
wedding, a funeral or a religious service, rite or ceremony.
(2) A person attending an organized public event, social
gathering or a gathering for the purposes of a wedding, a
funeral or a religious service, rite or ceremony shall comply
with public health guidance on physical distancing.
(3) For greater certainty, subsections (1) and (2) apply with
respect to an organized public event, social gathering or a
gathering for the purposes of a wedding, a funeral or a
religious service, rite or ceremony, even if it is held at a
::Exception, members of single household::
2. Section 1 does not apply with respect to a gathering of
members of a single household, or a gathering that includes
members of a household and one other person from outside that
household who lives alone.
::Exception, attendance at business::
3. The prohibitions on attendance at an organized public event
in subsection 1 (1) do not apply with respect to attendance at
a business for a purpose related to providing or receiving the
goods or services provided by the business if the business is
not required to close under this Order.
::Gathering in motor vehicles for religious service, rite or
4. (1) This section applies with respect to
gatherings for the purposes of a wedding, funeral, religious
service, rite or ceremony if the persons attending the
gathering, other than those conducting the service, rite or
ceremony, do so in a motor vehicle.
(2) Clause 1 (1) (d) does not apply to a person who attends a
gathering to which this section applies if the person follows
all of the following precautions that apply to the person:
1. Each person attending the gathering, other than the persons
conducting the service, rite or ceremony, must remain within a
motor vehicle that is designed to be closed to the elements,
i. where necessary to use a washroom, or
ii. as may otherwise be necessary for the purposes of health
2. The driver of a motor vehicle must ensure that it is
positioned at least two metres away from other motor vehicles.
3. A person who ordinarily uses a non-motorized vehicle
because of their religious belief and who attends the
gathering must remain within their non-motorized vehicle
except where necessary to use a washroom or as may otherwise
be required for health and safety, and paragraph 2 applies
with necessary modifications.
This time they have taken to task the "solution" many people
came up with by using their cars to meet publicly.
Also, I find the reference to a "person who ordinarily uses a
non-motorized vehicle because of their religious belief"
rather amusing. Gee.. I wonder what group of people that
might be!? Of course if they mention the group specifically,
that would be deemed prejudiced? :/
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