Ontario will move into the second phase of the three-stage plan to reopen Ontario for Business on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

It is fantastic news for everyone in Ontario and reflects falling numbers of COVID-19 positives and rising numbers of those who have first and second vaccinations.

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

For dealers this will mean you may move to 50% capacity while maintaining all other safety protocols.  50% capacity is calculated by taking the total square metres of floor area accessible to the public, not including shelving and store fixtures, dividing that number by 8 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.


  • 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 could remain in Step Two for as long as 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators.

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

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