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Province Asking Everyone to Only Celebrate the Holidays With People in Your Household

The Province is asking everyone to celebrate the holidays with only the members of your own household. If you live alone, you can team up with one other household to celebrate the holidays. 

ONTARIO - The Province is preaching safety this holiday season. 

The Province is asking everyone to celebrate the holidays with only the members of your own household. If you live alone, you can team up with one other household to celebrate the holidays. 

Premier Doug Ford says this year is unlike any other.

"I know there are many people looking forward to their traditional family celebrations at this time of year, but to keep your loved ones safe, traditions will have to be adjusted. We're asking everyone to please stick to your own household when celebrating. Avoid big holiday parties or large family dinners to help us stop the spread of this deadly virus. By following this public health advice, we can all have a safe and fun holiday season."

The Province has released the following guidelines for celebrating the holidays this year.

Safer Holiday Activities: 

- Virtual holiday gatherings or events with family, friends or co-workers.

- Outdoor holiday activities such as building a snowman or going on a sleigh ride with members of your household.

- Visiting Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or their elves outdoors and taking photos while keeping two metres apart.

- Attending a drive-in or drive-through event.

- Watching holiday or other movies with your household.

- Decorating your doors and putting up lights around your home.

- Lighting your menorah.

- Baking holiday treats with your immediate household.

- Donating to your favourite holiday charity or toy drive.

Riskier Holiday Activities: 

- In-person holiday gatherings or events, particularly gatherings where masks or face coverings must be removed to eat or drink.

- Indoor holiday activities such as having overnight guests or sleepovers with friends or people outside your household.

- Visiting Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or their elves indoors and taking photos without being two metres apart. Children are not permitted to sit on Santa's lap this year.

- Visiting family and friends for non-essential reasons. Individuals and families in higher transmission areas should avoid going to lower transmission areas, except for essential reasons.

- Hosting or attending social gatherings or organized public events that do not adhere to provincial or local requirements. See below for information about the gathering limits that apply in the various zones.

You can listen to the Premiers remarks below: 

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