Province Eases Some COVID-19 Restrictions
On May 6, 2020, the Province announced that it would be extending many emergency orders-in-council to May 19, 2020 while easing restrictions on some retail stores and essential construction work. The Province’s announcements can be found here and here. Further, the Province is expected to renew the Declaration of Emergency when the Legislature meets on May 12, 2020.
Any resumption in business or construction activity must occur in accordance with Provincial safety guidelines such as promoting physical distancing and frequent handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, installing physical barriers, staggering shifts, and using contactless payment options.
Essential construction will be expanded to include below-grade multi-unit residential construction for apartments and condominiums and continuing existing above-grade projects – we will provide an update when the list of essential businesses pursuant to O.Reg. 82/20 is revised.
Garden centres and nurseries can open for in-store payment and purchasing on May 8, 2020
Hardware stores and safety supply stores can open for in-store payment and purchasing on May 9, 2020
Retail stores with a street entrance can begin offering curbside pickup and delivery on May 11, 2020