What the new province-wide shutdown means to Oakville residents

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Today, Premier Ford announced that in response to rising COVID-19 variant infections and hospitalizations, the government is imposing an emergency brake to its COVID-19 Response Framework and is placing the entire province in shutdown beginning Saturday, April 3, 2021 for at least four weeks.

“Halton Region’s vaccination program is well-underway. However, urgent action is required to protect our health care system and save lives until the vaccination supply increases and we can get more people vaccinated. We must all follow provincial orders to stay safe and protect others. By following these measures, we can bend the curve downwards, in the direction Oakville and Ontario need to head. I am optimistic this emergency brake shutdown can have far better results than the previous extended lockdown,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

Indoor public events and social gatherings are not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone)

Outside gatherings limited to a maximum of 5 people

You should only go out for necessities, such as:

You should not travel outside your region or the province unless absolutely necessary.

As a result of the new restrictions, town facilities are closed and some programs will be cancelled. More details will be available on our COVID-19 Information page in the coming week as they become available.

Many town services are offered online. Please refer to the COVID-19 Information page for updates.

For details on the Halton's vaccination program and to find out if you are eligible to book an appointment.visit Halton Region’s website.