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Province lifts restrictions on short-term rentals

By Chad Ingram

As of June 5 the provincial governmenthas lifted restrictions on short-term rentals put in place amid theCOVID-19 outbreak meaning they can again legally operate.

The province announced June 4 thatcommencing just after midnight on Friday June 5 short-term rentalaccommodations could once again accept gue sts with safety protocols in place.

"This decision follows additional actions the government has taken to support our provincial seasonal travel and tourism in Ontario which include the re-opening of provincial parks for day use the gradual reintroduction of back-country camping at provincial parks and the re-opening of marinas and golf courses" reads correspondence from the office of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP and Ontario Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott. "The government's responsible and measured approach to re-opening allows business owners and service providers time to ensure workplaces are safe for staff consumers and the general public. Operators must continue to follow the advice of local and provincial public health officials."

The health and safety guidelines for the tourism and hospital sector amid the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at