The Ontario government today announced the next steps in reopening retail stores and garden centres throughout the province. It is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores.
“We haven’t been sitting on our hands. Whether it’s releasing our framework for reopening or putting in place the workplace safety guidelines needed to help businesses adapt to the new environment, we’ve been laying the groundwork for the safe, measured, and gradual reopening of our province,” said Premier Ford. “As the trends improve, we can move forward with reopening more and more of our economy and getting people back to work.”
Garden centres and nurseries can open for in-store payment and purchases, operating under the same guidelines as grocery stores and pharmacies, this Friday. Hardware stores and safety supply stores will be permitted to open for in-store payment and purchases starting Saturday. On Monday, all retail stores with a street entrance can begin offering curbside pickup and delivery.
Featured Photo: https://twitter.com/fordnation/status/1258090195259457537
- “Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19.” News.ontario.ca, Government of Ontario, 6 May 2020, ontario.ca/ontario-further-eases-restrictions-on-retail-stores-and-essential-construction-during-covid-19