Businesses Permitted to Open and Sector Specific Restrictions

The Ontario Government announced a second Provincial Emergency to address COVID-19 crisis. The stay-at-home orders was introduced to enhance enforcement measures to reduce mobility which came into effect on January 13, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The stay-at-home order will remain in effect for at least 28 days. Learn more.

Sector-Specific Guidelines And Posters

Business Resources During Covid

1. Recall Letter Template: This document provides you with guidelines and a sample letter to provide to your employee if a recall is required. It can be customized and used to call your employees back to work while informing them of your safety measures against COVID-19. Download now.
(It is advisable to consult a lawyer to confirm considerations that may apply to recall in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Human Rights Act).

2. “We Are Open” poster: The “We are open” poster will help you inform your new and old customers know that your business is open again. You can customize it to your needs and convey important information clearly and quickly. Download now.

3. Sample CECRA Letter For Tenants: Invite your landlord to participate in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance program with this letter template. Plug-in your information to let your landlord know when your lease expires, what actions you’ve taken to obtain financial relief during the crisis, and why their participation in the program would help. Download now.

4. Sample CECRA Letter for Landlord: Notify your tenants about the relief from the federal government available to them and open a discussion about the Canada Emergency Rent Assistance program. Let them know your thoughts on the program so far and your intended course of action. Download now.

5. Notice to Customers (Business Closure): If the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing you to temporarily close your business, you may need a sign to communicate this information to your customers, letting them know when you aim to reopen and how you can be reached in the meantime. Download now.

6. Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for COVID -19: The guidelines and resources contained in this toolkit will help businesses plan for and adapt to the disruption of COVID-19 and any future influenza pandemics. Download now.

7. Post-Pandemic Business Playbook: This document is intended for informational purposes only to provide an overview of the potential hazards posed in the workplace due to COVID-19. It is not intended as medical advice, to provide a comprehensive risk assessment for all workplaces, or to replace any legislated workplace safety obligations. Download now.

8. COVID-19 Visitor Screening Questionnaire: The screening questionnaire will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to your workforce and visitors and can be used as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the workplace. Download now.

9. Pandemic Recovery Return to Business Checklist: This checklist by WSPS is intended as a self-assessment tool to assist you in ramping back up to regular business operations. Download now.

10. Post-Pandemic checklist for businesses returning after working remotely: This guidance document is a self-assessment tool intended for Businesses Returning to the Workplace after Working Remotely and includes links to credible resources and valuable information to assist you where you have identified gaps. Download now.

11. Post Pandemic checklist for customers returning after shutdown: This guidance document is a self-assessment tool intended for Business Returning after Shutdown of Operations and includes links to credible resources and valuable information to assist you where you have identified gaps Download now.


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