Tuesday, 29 June 2021 09:03

Step 2: Recap of What's Allowed

Hi All,
Just a quick reminder of what changes can happen as of 12:01am this Wednesday, June 30.  Below is the list of increased capacities for those businesses already open and guidelines for our salon members (personal care services) who will be opening for the first time.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me.
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50 per cent capacity;
  • Non-essential retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times, and at 25 per cent capacity and other restrictions;
  • Outdoor dining with up to 6 people per table, with exceptions for larger households and other restrictions;
  • Outdoor fitness classes limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of physical distance;
Personal care services
Personal care services relating to the hair or body, including hair salons and barbershops, manicure and pedicure salons, aesthetician services, piercing services, tanning salons, spas and tattoo studios, may open if they comply with the following conditions:
  1. No personal care services that require the removal of a mask or face covering may be provided.
  2. Persons who provide personal care services in the business must wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Please note workers must use medical masks. Cloth masks are not permitted.
  3. No member of the public may be permitted to enter the premises except by appointment.
  4. No member of the public may be permitted to be in the premises except for the period of time during which they are receiving personal care services.
  5. The total number of patrons permitted indoors in the establishment must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the establishment, and in any event cannot exceed 25 per cent capacity as determined in accordance with subsection 3 (3) of Schedule 1.
  6. The person responsible for the establishment must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the capacity limits under which the establishment is permitted to operate.
  7. Music must not be played at a decibel level that exceeds the level at which normal conversation is possible.
  8. Steam rooms and saunas must be closed.
  9. Oxygen bars must be closed.
  10. Individuals must be actively screened in accordance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health before they enter the indoor premises of the establishment.
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The Sunflower Project

In celebration of BD Beats, BIA business member @cobsdanforth (156 Danforth Ave.) will be spearheading ‘The Sunflower Project’ , a fundraiser in support of a Ukrainian family’s recent resettlement in Toronto. Vibrant solar powered sunflowers (the official flower of Ukraine) will be available beginning at noon on June 4 with proceeds going directly to the family. A group of volunteer youth will be selling the sunflowers for a minimum donation of $20 each at the BIA CafeTO parkette located in the curb lane enclosure in front of COBS. The goal is to sell one hundred sunflowers by 3pm. For those unable to attend but wishing to make a donation, please click below


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