The restaurants and bars of Ontario will have the right to temporarily zoom into their outdoor terraces to ensure social distancing, when they will be allowed to reopen fully.
The ontario government has authorized on Monday to create a terrace adjacent to their premises or to increase the size of their terraces. No fee will be required for this approach, said the Commission, the alcohol and gaming commission of Ontario (AGCO), by issuing a press release.
“During this difficult time, we are constantly seeking ways to be accommodating with the hospitality sector, so that, when the time comes, he can resume his activities with the certainty of being able to ensure the safety of clients and staff. We hope that the expansion of the outdoor terraces will help our institutions licence holders to get back on their feet more quickly,” said the CEO of the AGCO), Jean Major.
The prime minister, Doug Ford will announce Monday afternoon the phase 2 of its plan of déconfinement. It should provide details for the reopening of the office work and an increase in the number of people permitted at a rally, which is for the moment limited to five.
Regional measures could be announced, because, like the province of Quebec with the Montreal region, the pandemic in Ontario is concentrated in the Toronto region. The déconfinement, therefore, could accelerate outside of the metropolitan area of ontario.