To assist Downtown businesses in their reopening planning, the DWBIA has gathered provincial and sector guidelines to help ensure a safe environment for employees and customers. We’ll continue to update this page as new information is made available.
To help you ease into reopening, we’ve put together FREE packages containing resource materials and safety supplies. If you would like to receive a package, please fill out the form below to place your order. Packages will be issues beginning June 1, 2020.
Today we launched Roadmap to Recovery, which takes a comprehensive look at the challenges facing our economy and identifies 51 specific recommendations governments should adopt to overcome the challenges identified. Canada was prepared to do whatever it took to ensure we made it through this pandemic, and we need to apply the same mindset to repairing our economy. Toolkit available here!
COVID-19 has drastically disrupted activities of daily living for the public, workplaces, and businesses. As the province allows more businesses and workplaces to reopen, it is critical for employers to take the necessary precautions to maintain a safe environment to protect the health and safety of their employees, customers, and the general public
A Framework for Reopening our Province lays out the government’s approach to the next chapter in the ongoing fight to defeat COVID‑19. It outlines the principles the government will use to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in gradual stages. It also explains the criteria Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health will use to help advise the government on when it is safe to begin loosening public health restrictions. And it highlights the government’s commitment to continue providing guidance and advice as workplaces prepare to reopen, including businesses deemed essential that voluntarily chose to temporarily shut down.
Best practices outlined by Restaurants Canada to support restaurants during the initial phase of reopening.
• General best practices for customer areas • General best practices for staff areas • Full-service dining best practices • Self-serve best practices • Quick-service best practices • Cleaning and sanitation • Health and personal hygiene – customers • Health and personal hygiene – staff • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
The following toolkit is designed to help our clients and industry contacts understand, plan, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit contains clear and concise resources for managing captial, planning for relaunch, and also provides recommendations on adjusting operations and increasing guest engagement in the wake of the crisis. Looking forward, we highlight new ideas of how the restaurant industry can react to the changes in how people eat and drink, brought about by COVID-19.
As retailers and landlords prepare to re-engage the customer, communicating safety, building confidence, and enticing the consumer are paramount steps. Retailers will need to control every aspect of the store environment and plan, in detail, the consumer experience and journey in the store. Brands and landlords will need to evaluate air quality, health and safety standards, touchless technology, and new inventory and logistics models. These new strategies will vary by location, generation, and over time as the environment changes.
The Back to Brick & Mortar guide was created by &Access as a trusted resource for business owners preparing to reopen their storefronts. With only limited protocols currently in place to maintain safe retail and restaurant environments, we drafted this guidebook in preparation for the reopening of the U.S. economy, understanding that COVID-19 will continue to impact retail for many months to come.
As an addition to the DineSafe guide and website initiative, ORHMA has gathered resources for establishments currently operating with take-out & delivery services. By following these recommendations, we can design safe and welcome spaces that inspire public trust, so our industry as a whole can not only survive but thrive.