What is allowed and not allowed in businesses or services
Aug. 1, 2020
Global Korean Post
Under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, businesses and facilities that reopen to the public must continue to ensure that customers and members of the public who visit the business or facility are able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others.
As though almost businesses entered Stage 3 of the Ontario provincial reopening, still some services are not reopening.
Businesses or services deemed high-risk by the Province are not yet permitted to open, including:
- Nightclubs, except when serving patrons food or beverages and carrying on business in the same manner as a restaurant or bar
- Amusement parks and water parks
- Buffet-style food services
- Private karaoke rooms, unless installed with a plexiglass or other impermeable barrier to separate the performer from every other person in the enclosed space
- Saunas, steam rooms, bath houses and oxygen bars
- Table games at casinos and gaming establishments
Certain high-risk activities are also not permitted:
- Dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements
- Overnight stays at camps for children
- Team sports may only be played if the sport does not allow for physical contact or if the sport is played with modified rules to avoid physical contact