All businesses in the CKL are subject to these general rules or guidelines during the provincial shutdown, beginning December 26:

  • All businesses open must prepare, post and make available a COVID Safety Plan. A sample plan is available here:
  • All businesses or facilities that engage in retail sales to the public must post a sign in a location visible to the public that states the maximum capacity they are permitted to operate under
  • Businesses must ensure that masks or face coverings are worn by any person in the indoor area of the business or organization, with limited exceptions.
  • Workplaces must screen any workers or essential visitors entering the work environment. Get the Screening Tool for Workplaces here:
  • Businesses or places must not permit patrons to line up inside the businesses or place, or to line up or congregate outside of the business or place unless they are maintaining a physical distance of at least two meters from other groups of persons and wearing a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin unless they are entitled to an exception set out in the regulation.
  • PPE that provides protection of the eyes, nose, and mouth is required if a worker is required to come within 2 meters of another person who is not wearing a face covering and not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.
  • All businesses or facilities must limit capacity so that every member of the public is able to maintain two meters of physical distancing from every other person, and limit the number of people occupying any room that is open to the public to 50% capacity of the particular room. Some businesses or facilities have additional capacity restrictions that apply beyond the general capacity requirements.
  • Businesses shall ensure that equipment, washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms, showers that are accessible to the public are cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition

A full summary of the new shutdown measures is available here, including sector-specific rules and guidelines:


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