Ontario will move into the first phase of the three-stage plan to reopen Ontario for Business on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

For more on this Plan, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario

For dealers this will mean you no longer have to sell by appointment only or have restricted hours, subject to any capacity limits (we recommend 25%) and other safeguards:


  • The public must not be permitted in areas where products are neither sold nor displayed for sale
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
  • Retailers must have passive screening notice for customers and active screening for staff
  • Individuals must physically distance and wear a face covering
  • Test drive restrictions
  1. the test drive must be limited to no more than 10 minutes,
  2. a maximum of two people, including up to one sales representative, may be present in the vehicle, boat or watercraft during the test drive, and
  3. if two people who are not members of the same household are present in the vehicle during the test drive, any windows in the vehicle, boat or watercraft must be opened at all times.

The province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days the province has vaccinated 70 per cent of adults with one dose and 20 per cent of adults with two doses and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province will move to Step Two of the Roadmap.

An important note here.  Any Public Health authority can override this provincial order if it believes circumstances within its area justify it.  In fact, for the Timmins area, this appears to be the case as the Porcupine Health Unit is not moving into Stage 1 on Friday.  Please check with your local health unit if in doubt.

For more detailed and sector-specific guidance please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown

See our previous Dealer Alerts at  www.ucda.org/dealer-alerts/

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