After a long closure due to the Covid - 19 pandemic, the Canadian government announced the conduct of business reconstruction across the provinces. This action is seen as a positive signal to help businesses in difficulty throughout Canada have the opportunity to recover
Saskatchewan province opens to the economy in stages
The reactivation of enterprises is divided into 5 phases. Starting from May 4, specifically as follows:
Phase 1: Services that are reactivated include: Medical services (May 4); Fishing and boat services (May 4); Golf course (May 15); Parks and campgrounds (June 1). When re-operating these services, business owners must follow some special rules to prevent the risk of re-infection of Covid - 19 from the community.
Phase 2: Reactivation of retail services (May 19); Personal service (May 19). Individual workplaces and retail services will need to follow essential guidelines such as ways to clean contact surfaces to avoid disease, especially in areas with high public exposure. Besides, the stores must arrange space to meet the safe distance.
- Restaurant and catering services reopened with 50% capacity.
- Gymnasiums and fitness centers, licensed facilities and childcare facilities reopen;
- The remaining personal care services, such as cosmetologists, tattooists and manicurists, are allowed to resume.
- The size of public gatherings can be increased to 15.
Phase 4: Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities reopen; The scale of public and private gatherings increased to 30.
Phase 5: Considering the removal of some long-term restrictions that will take place.Some safety measures that will still be tightened during the opening stages include: Keeping a distance of 2 meters individually amongst personal hygiene and business, taking preventive measures.
On April 27, the provincial government of Ontario issued "A Standard Framework for Re-opening the Province". This framework sets out the principles and criteria that will be used to determine when public health restrictions will be lifted. On May 6, the provincial government of Ontario made a preliminary announcement about a plan to reactivate businesses, workplaces, businesses and public spaces that will gradually open based on three phases. Specifically:
Phase 1: Some urgent business activities will be re-activated based on the provincial safety regulations.
Phase 2: Many workplaces or products and services will be reopened. However, risk assessments must be strictly followed.
Phase 3: All workplaces will be reactivated. On May 19, Ontario announced that elementary and secondary schools will be opened.
On April 28, Premier Legault announced the first stage of the opening of the Quebec economy, focusing on the construction, manufacturing and retail sectors.
Specific guidance for construction sites has been published by CNESST, Quebec’s health and safety commission. Measures include:
- Health checks (consisting of questions) that are to be conducted upon arrival at the worksite. Temperature taking is not recommended based on unreliable results
- Social distancing measures that must be implemented at worksites. Where this is not possible, personal protective equipment must be provided for workers performing tasks within 2 metres of another person for more than 15 minutes without a physical barrier
- Making available flushing toilets and sinks for worksites with more than 25 employees
Manufacturing: All manufacturing companies can reopen. The number of employees permitted per shift is to be calculated as 50 individuals plus 50% of the remaining capacity of the factory that exceeds those 50 workers.
Businesses that are not in shopping malls and have direct exterior access can reopen on May 4 outside of the Montreal region. Businesses captured in the supply chain of retail stores can resume their activities on the same dates
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