Blogs » Law and Legal Services » Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
 

Blogs

Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law - PERSONAL INJURY & DISABILITY LAW BLOG
More Ontario Businesses Are 'Open for Business' Today
Return to Blog 

Government of OntarioPremier Doug Ford announced last week that a whole new class of stores and workplaces may open their doors to the public beginning Tuesday May 19, 2020. The complete press release is here. The conditions of opening are clear and fines and public health orders will be issued if there are violations.

While the stores may be open, social distancing rules and advisories are in place. Seniors continue to be advised to stay in self-isolation regardless of the openings.

As of tomorrow, retailers, seasonal business and health and community services providers will be permitted to open. Workplaces must ensure that workplace safety measures are in place in order to protect workers and customers. As before in Ontario, workers have the right to refuse or to stop work where their health and safety is in danger. You can read the guidelines for refusing or stopping work here.

This weekend saw the following businesses open:

  •          Golf courses
  •           Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches for recreational use
  •           Private parks and campgrounds can open to prepare for the season and to allow access to full season contract owners

·        Businesses that board or care for animals may open to allow people to visits or ride or care for their animals.

As of tomorrow, the press release indicates that:

The government's responsible and measured approach to reopening will allow business owners and service provider's time to ensure workplaces are safe for staff, consumers and the general public. Assuming trends in key public health indicators continue to improve, Ontario's first stage of reopening will begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will include:

·        Retail services that are not in shopping malls and have separate street-front entrances with measures in place that can enable physical distancing, such as limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time and booking appointments beforehand or on the spot.

·        Seasonal businesses and recreational activities for individual or single competitors, including training and sport competitions conducted by a recognized national or provincial sport organization. This includes indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played while maintaining physical distancing and without spectators, such as tennis, track and field and horse racing.

·        Animal services, specifically pet care services, such as grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments.

·        Indoor and outdoor household services that can follow public health guidelines, such as housekeepers, cooks, cleaning and maintenance.

·        Lifting essential workplace limits on construction.

·        Allowing certain health and medical services to resume, such as in-person counselling; in-person services, in addition to virtual services, delivered by health professionals; and scheduled surgeries, all based on the ability to meet pre-specified conditions as outlined in A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 


 

 

 

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020 - 07:15:00 AM EST
 Comments  (0) Post a Comment 
   By Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law (Lawyers) - Visit Our Business Directory Listing  |   Return to Blog 

Blogs Home   |   Start a Blog   |   Subscribe To Blog
News   |   Announcements   |   Events Calendar
Contact The News Editor   |   News FAQs

 
    <<     July  2020     
S M Tu W Th F S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
Jump to:

Article Categories
Car Insurance
Community
Disability Law
Personal Injury Law

Recent Articles
Goodbye Facemasks – Hello Face-Shields?
Insurance Companies Lobby Hard – Road to justice may soon be closed for seniors’ deaths by Premier
Insurance workers report being ‘muscled’ by body shops
New Study Suggests Autonomous Cars Will Only Reduce Car Crashes by 30%
Traumatic Brain Injuries are Common in Summer Activities
How COVID-19 will change sick day policies at work
More Ontario Businesses Are 'Open for Business' Today
Kitchener Long-Term Care Home Responsible for More Than 50% of Region’s COVID-19 Deaths
Stunt Driving Charges in The Region are Up Over 700% From Last Year
Care Homes Continue As A Source of Bad News, Bad Policy, Bad Outcomes and Bad Care
The Situation in Long Term Care Homes is Bad
A Simple Blood Test for Concussion Is Being Developed
Life, Crime and Regulations in the time of COVID-19
Wearable Tech Is Helping Paralysed People Walk Again
The Cost of Auto Insurance is Going Up, Again
The kind of car you drive predicts your risk of an accident and your auto insurance rates
Daylight Savings Time - Moving the Clocks Increases Car Accident Fatalities
Moving Snow Causes Hundreds of Injuries Every Year
Concussion recovery may be helped by blue light therapy
Alcohol and Speed are the Top Factors in Snowmobile Fatalities

Articles by Month of Posting
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
March 2018
January 2018
November 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
January 2010