BREAKING: Ontario Lifts Restrictions on Houses of Worship

Ontario has announced it is easing restrictions on group prayer.

As of Friday, Ontarians will be allowed to gather in groups of 10 – up from the five – and places of worship will be allowed to reopen. However, with physical distancing measures in place, houses of worship will be limited to no more than 30 per cent capacity.

Other provinces, such as British Columbia and Alberta, have allowed religious gatherings of up to 50 people so long as physical distancing is maintained.

The CJR is following this development in Ontario and will expand its coverage as details and reactions emerge.