Ontario's Plan to Reopen Business (First Stage)

Published on May 15, 2020

First stage of Province's reopening framework set for Tuesday, May 19

The Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., provided that the general trend on health indicators continues to improve as part of the first stage of the government's reopening framework. The workplaces opening as part this stage are well-positioned to put workplace safety measures in place and get more people back to work, while not overburdening public transit and other services.

The government also announced additional seasonal services and activities will be permitted to open as early as Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., in time for the Victoria Day long weekend, as key public health indicators continue to show progress. Here are the businesses permitted to open this weekend: 

  • Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.
  • Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use.
  • Private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.
  • Businesses that board animals, such as stables, may allow boarders to visit, care for or ride their animal.

For full details and links to informative online resources, click here: 

Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

Additional seasonal, retail and household businesses must follow public health guidelines

 

NOTE FOR BUSINESSES:

Here is a List of Provincial support initiatives for business ~ information and advice to help your business navigate the economy during through the pandemic period. 

Before your business reopens, review the sector-specific guidelines to identify personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to keep your employees and customers safe. Supplies are in high demand and the needs of frontline health care workers and first responders will continue to be prioritized. However, business owners can access the Government of Ontario’s Workplace PPE Supplier Directory to get the supplies you need.

 

If my staff at the MPP Community Office can help, please connect with us. 

Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Tiffany Lepack                           613-599-3000

Constituency Assistant            merrilee.fullerton@pc.ola.org