Lifting Restrictions & Re-Opening the Economy
Province/TerritoryReopening PlansCurrent reopening phase and measuresRestaurant IndustryDetails on next stepsWorkplace COVID-19 Health Guidelines
Alberta province will proceed with Stage 1 of Alberta's relaunch will begin on May 14. With increased infection prevention and controls, to minimize the risk of increased transmission of infections, some businesses and facilities can start to gradually resume operations. As of May 25, 2020, Calgary and Brooks will also be permitted to move ahead with the re-opening of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs at 50 per cent capacity.

Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs at 50 per cent capacity.
Retail businesses, such as clothing, furniture and bookstores. All vendors at farmers markets will also be able to operate.
Some personal services like hairstyling and barber shops.
Museums and art galleries.
More scheduled surgeries, dental procedures, physiotherapy, chiropractic, optometry and similar services.
Daycares and out-of-school care with limits on occupancy.
Summer camps with limits on occupancy. This could include summer school.
Some additional outdoor recreation.
Post-secondary institutions will continue to deliver courses, however how programs are delivered – whether online, in-person, or a blend – will be dependent on what restrictions remain in place at each relaunch phase.
The use of masks will be strongly recommended in certain specific crowded public spaces, like mass transit, that do not allow for physical distancing (two metres apart).

Still not permitted in stage 1
Gatherings of more than 15 people. (Gatherings of 15 people or fewer must follow personal distancing and other public health guidelines.)
Arts and culture festivals, major sporting events, and concerts, all of which involve close physical contact.
Movie theatres, theatres, pools, recreation centres, arenas, spas, gyms and nightclubs will remain closed.
Visitors to patients at health-care facilities will continue to be limited.
In-school classes for kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
Beginning May 14, cafés, restaurants, bars, and pubs will be allowed to re-open, offering table service at 50% of legal capacity in all areas EXCEPT for Calgary and Brooks.

Cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs in Calgary and Brooks will be allowed to open beginning May 25.
Timing of Stage 2 will be determined by the success of Stage 1, considering the capacity of the health-care system and continued limiting and/or reduction of the rate of infections, hospitalization and ICU cases.

Will allow additional businesses and services to reopen and resume operations with two metre physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.
British Columbia
BC is currently in Phase 2, which includes the following measures.

Under enhanced protocols:
Restoration of health services
Re-scheduling elective surgery
Medically related services:
Dentistry, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy, and chiropractors
Physical therapy, speech therapy, and similar services
Retail sector
Hair salons, barbers, and other personal service establishments
In-person counselling
Restaurants, cafes, and pubs (with sufficient distancing measures)
Museums, art galleries, and libraries
Office-based worksites
Recreation and sports
Parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces
Child care
Restaurants, cafes, and pubs (with sufficient distancing measures) will be permitted to open in Phase 2, which is scheduled to begin in mid-MayPhase 3 is planned from June - September.

If transmission rates remain low or in decline, people can begin travelling throughout B.C.

Under enhanced protocols:

Hotels and Resorts (June 2020)
Parks – broader reopening, including some overnight camping (June 2020)
Film industry – beginning with domestic productions (June/July 2020)
Select entertainment – movies and symphony, but not large concerts (July 2020)
Post-secondary education – with mix of online and in-class (September 2020)
K-12 education – with only a partial return this school year (September 2020)

Note: businesses in sectors under health orders limiting service (such as restaurants, pubs, salons and personal services) will not be able to open until those orders are lifted or modified.
Manitoba province will move to Phase 2 of re-opening on June 1.

As of June 1, limited access to educational facilities, where physical distancing can be maintained, will be allowed for additional tutorial days, such as one-on-one learning, assessment and specific programming. Manitoba Education will continue planning and consulting with school divisions and other education stakeholders, the premier noted.

The plan for Phase Two was revised from the original draft document, released May 21, based on input from the public and businesses, as well as additional input from public health officials. Changes include:
• detailed guidance for post-secondary educational institutions and vocational colleges;
• removing occupancy limits for therapeutic and health-care services;
• detailed guidance for senior’s clubs;
• additional details on requirements for the safe operation of splash pads;
• updated guidance for community centres;
• the reopening of arts and cultural activities, such as dance, art and theatre;
• clarifications on the opening of bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, micro-brewers and distilleries to allow sites that do not serve food to open, as well as updated guidance from public health that all patrons must be seated at tables and stand-up service is not allowed; and
• detailed public health guidelines for film productions.

A number of measures initially outlined in the draft plan for Phase Two can resume effective June 1 including:
• increasing child-care centre occupancy to up to 24 children plus staffing;
• increasing day camp group sizes to 24;
• resuming sports, arts and cultural activities for children and adults;
• lifting occupancy limits at outdoor recreation facilities and golf courses outdoors, as long as physical distancing can be maintained and allowing limited access to indoor spaces;
• allowing direct travel to northern parks, campgrounds, cabins, lodges and resorts while ensuring physical distancing;
• allowing public/private swimming pools, spas, fitness clubs, gyms and community/service centres to reopen with some limitations;
• allowing religious or other organizations to hold outdoor services or events without limitation on numbers if people stay in their vehicles;
• reopening manicurists and pedicurists, tattoo parlours, estheticians, cosmetologists, electrologists and tanning parlours at 50 per cent capacity;
• allowing restaurants to reopen indoor spaces at 50 per cent capacity and continue to offer patio services at that capacity level; and
• allowing bars, beverage rooms, micro-brewers and similar businesses to operate patio service at 50 per cent of site capacity and to reopen indoor spaces at 50 per cent capacity.
Beginning June 1, restaurants will be allowed to re-open indoor dining areas at 50% capacity and continue to offer patio services at that capacity level.
Phase 2 will begin on June 1. Restaurants will be allowed to re-open indoor dining areas at 50% capacity and continue to offer patio services at that capacity level.Guidelines:

Staff must use the self-screening tool before coming into work.
Employees must stay home when ill and customers are not allowed entry if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
Staff are given information about physical distancing.
Businesses must post external signs indicating COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, along with floor markings where service is provided or lines form.
Entry into the business, including lines, are regulated to prevent congestion.
No more than 10 people may gather in common areas or at one table.
Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
Sitting or standing at counters is not allowed unless a two metre separation between groups can be maintained. A distance of two metres/six feet is required between tables.
No buffet service will be allowed. Food and drinks are delivered to directly to patrons.
Surfaces such as tables, chairs and booths are cleaned between customers.
Table items, such as condiments, menus, napkins and décor, should be removed
unless they can be cleaned between customers.
Drink refills are not allowed. Cups, straws and lids should be behind a counter and handed to customers, self-service is not permitted. Self-service condiments should be removed. Refillable or reusable containers are not allowed.
Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
Cashless or no-contact payment should be used to the greatest extent possible.
New Brunswick
As of May 28, the province has delayed the second phase of Yellow due to a recent oubtreak in cases. Activities previously scheduled to be permitted on May 29 will be delayed by one week to June 5. Openings being delayed include swimming pools, saunas and waterparks, gyms, yoga and dance studios, rinks and indoor recreational facilities, and pool halls and bowling alleys.

The activities being delayed are:

Outdoor public gatherings of 50 people or fewer.
Indoor religious services, including weddings and funerals, of 50 people or fewer.
Low-contact team sports.
Restaurants were permitted to open on May 8, 2020, as the province transitioned to Phase 2 (Orange) of re-opening.

Businesses do not need to be inspected before re-opening, but they must prepare an operational plan that can be provided to officials, if requested. Businesses may open immediately, but it is up to each business operator to decide if they are ready and if all guidelines have been met.
The province will transition to Phase 3 (Yellow) on May 22, 2020 and ease additional restrictions starting May 29, 2020. The date of Phase 4 re-opening is TBD.
Newfoundland and Labrador Monday, May 11, 2020, the province moved to Alert Level 4.

Alert Level 4 permits the gradual resumption of some activities and business operations, while maintaining certain public health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

In-person dining in restaurants also remains closed. Take-out, delivery and drive-thru options are still permitted.

Bars and lounges remain closed, as do cinemas. Retail stores that do not offer essential services remain closed to in-person service during Alert Level 4. These retail stores can offer online or telephone sales with delivery or curbside pick-up options.

Gatherings for funerals, burials and weddings are expanded to 10 people in Alert Level 4, as long as physical distancing can be maintained. Visitation and wakes remain prohibited.

As long as people are well and not required to self-isolate for any reason, outdoor activities are encouraged. Activities, like walking, hiking, or bike riding, are all encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained. Municipal parks can open. Playground equipment in these parks; however, is not to be used during Alert Level 4. Recreational angling and hunting is permitted. Golf courses and driving ranges can open, with some restrictions and limitations in place. Mini golf courses are not permitted to open at this time.

The four regional health authorities will begin allowing some services to resume during Alert Level 4. Information on these services will be made available to the public through the regional health authorities in the coming days. Private health care clinics remain closed, except for urgent and emergent care.
Restaurants will remain closed for in-person dining throughout Alert Level 4.Restaurants will be able to re-open at reduced capacity at Alert Level 3.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health will carefully monitor each alert level to determine the pace at which the public health restrictions can be relaxed or strengthened. This depends on several factors including an increase in cases of COVID-19, the speed of community transmission, and the effectiveness of contact tracing.
Nova Scotia June 5, most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen. Businesses must follow protocols in the plan that is tailored to their sector. This includes following public health protocols to ensure physical distancing, increased cleaning and other protective measures for staff and customers.

The following can open if they are ready and choose to do so:

restaurants for dine-in, as well as takeout and delivery
bars, wineries, distilleries and taprooms
lounges are not permitted to reopen at this time
personal services, such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments
fitness facilities, such as gyms, yoga studios and climbing facilities
Other health providers can also reopen on June 5, provided they follow protocols in their colleges’ and associations’ plans, as approved by public health. These include:

dentistry and other self-regulated health professions such as optometry, chiropractic and physiotherapy
unregulated health professions such as massage therapy, podiatry and naturopathy
Public health continues to work with the child care sector on a plan to reopen safely. June 15 is now the goal, but the reopening date will be confirmed and shared with Nova Scotians once the plan is fully approved. The primary focus is the safety of children.

Existing public health directives around physical distancing and gathering limits remain in place. People must keep two metres apart and not gather in groups of more than five.
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Ontario's first stage of reopening began on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and includes:

Retail services that are not in shopping malls and have separate street-front entrances with measures in place that can enable physical distancing, such as limiting the number of customers in the store at any one time and booking appointments beforehand or on the spot.
Seasonal businesses and recreational activities for individual or single competitors, including training and sport competitions conducted by a recognized national or provincial sport organization. This includes indoor and outdoor non-team sport competitions that can be played while maintaining physical distancing and without spectators, such as tennis, track and field and horse racing.
Animal services, specifically pet care services, such as grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments.
Indoor and outdoor household services that can follow public health guidelines, such as housekeepers, cooks, cleaning and maintenance.
Lifting essential workplace limits on construction.
Allowing certain health and medical services to resume, such as in-person counselling and scheduled surgeries based on the ability to meet pre-specified conditions as outlined in A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as resuming professional services such as shifting Children's Treatment Centres from virtual to in-person.

Stage 2: Opening more workplaces, based on risk assessments, which may include some service industries and additional office and retail workplaces. Some larger public gatherings would be allowed, and more outdoor spaces would open.

Stage 3: Opening of all workplaces responsibly and further relaxing of restrictions on public gatherings.
No clear guidelines for restaurant re-openingNo date framework on moving to the next phase of re-opening.

Public health officials will carefully monitor each stage for two to four weeks, as they assess the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak to determine if it is necessary to change course to maintain public health.
Prince Edward Island 3 of re-opening will begin on June 1.

Phase 3 highlights include:

Gatherings – no more than 15 people indoor and 20 people outdoor may gather while maintaining physical distancing with individuals who are not part of one’s household.
Long Term Care visitation – Visits will be permitted in outdoor areas at Long Term Care facilities with a maximum of two designated visitors per resident.
Restaurants – Indoor dining will be permitted with a maximum seating capacity of 50 patrons. There is no set seating capacity for outdoor dining areas. Physical distancing must be maintained between patrons at different tables as well as for patrons at the bar or in waiting areas and applies to both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Recreational Activities – adhering to current gathering numbers (maximum of 15 indoor and 20 outdoor) organized recreational activities and team sports may operate. Modifications may be necessary based on the level of physical contact. Full contact sports like wresting or rugby would require extensive modification/practice options at this time.
Gyms, libraries, personal services, day camps, campgrounds and other public facilities will also be permitted to re-open. Visitation is also being permitted for compassionate and palliative care.
Phase 3 began on June 1. Indoor dining will be permitted with a maximum seating capacity of 50 patrons. There is no set seating capacity for outdoor dining areas. Physical distancing must be maintained between patrons at different tables as well as for patrons at the bar or in waiting areas and applies to both indoor and outdoor seating areas.This plan will be implemented in four distinct phases, with a gradual lifting of restrictions for individuals, communities and organizations. Progression through each phase will be gradual and constantly evaluated based by the Chief Public Health Office. If there are concerns about moving into a next phase, progress will be slowed, halted, or even reversed to continue to protect the health of Islanders. Phases will be implemented over three-week periods.

Phase 3 will begin on June 1, 2020.
Phase 4 of re-opening began on May 25 with the re-opening of retail stores with direct outside access (CMM) and the re-opening of the manufacturing sector. Starting May 29, museums and libraries (circulation desks) will re-open.Restaurants will open in stages: The first stage in Phase 6 (date TBA) and the second stage in Phase 7 (date TBA)Starting June 1, professional and therapeutic health care and personal and beauty care services will open. Phase 1 of shopping centres will also open out side the CMM
Saskatchewan target date for Phase 3 is June 8, 2020. In Phase 3, restaurants and licensed establishments will be able to open at 50 per cent capacity.

Gyms and fitness facilities will also be able to open for business, as will childcare facilities and places of worship – subject to guidelines that are being developed. Personal service businesses that did not open in Phase 2 are also allowed to begin providing services. This includes:

Tattoo artists;
Make-up applicators;
Sun tanning parlours;
Facilities in which body piercing, bone grafting or scarification services are provided; and
Other personal service facilities.
The re-opening of restaurant type facilities, with capacity limits at 50 percent of regular capacity for restaurants, is included in Phase Three of re-opening, with a target date of June 8, 2020.Phase 3 is targeted to begin on June 8, 2020.