Public health measures in Iqaluit are to ease July 2.

Chief public health officer Dr. Micheal Patterson said in a news release that after assessing the risk, “it is safe to ease public health measures in the capital.”

Travel and isolation restrictions put in place for residents of Iqaluit will be lifted Friday.

The theatre, restaurants and licensed facilities will be able to host 25 people or 25 per cent of their normal capacity, whichever is less.

“No singing or dancing will be permitted.”

Indoor gathering increase to 10 people plus household members.

As many as 50 people can gather outdoors; indoors, the limit will be increased to 50 per cent of the capacity of a space or 50 people, whichever is less.

At the arena, 50 spectators will be allowed. On the ice, 50 people or 50 per cent of the arena’s capacity will be permitted.

The limits on gyms are eased also. The new maximum is 50 per cent of capacity or 25 people, whichever is less.

Gym capacity for solo workouts increases to 25 people or 50 per cent capacity, as does swimming pools.

Libraries, museums, and gallery capacity increases to 25 people or or 50 per cent capacity, whichever is less.

When it re-opens Iqaluit long-term care facility may allow two visitors per resident from their immediate family.

Masks remain mandatory, except when eating or drinking.

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