Retail Stores Open During Ontario’s Stay at Home Order Starting April 8th **Updated**

Ontario has issued a new stay-at-home order today to fight an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by variants of the virus.

**Updated to add details of new measures announced on April 16th.**

Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the province-wide Stay-at-Home order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

 

Supermarkets, convenience stores, indoor farmer’s markets and other stores that primarily sell food

Open for:

  • in-person retail (50% capacity where two metres physical distancing can be maintained, 25% effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. ).
  • curbside pick-up
  • delivery

Pharmacies

Open for:

  • in-person retail (50% capacity, where two metres physical distancing can be maintained, 25% effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.).
  • curbside pick-up
  • delivery

Discount and big box stores

Discount and big box stores can only open for in-person sales for:

  • grocery items
  • pet care supplies
  • household cleaning supplies
  • pharmaceutical items
  • health care items
  • personal care items

Shopping malls

Shopping malls are only open for:

  • access to grocery stores, pharmacies, health care services (such as a dentist’s office) and government and court services
  • picking up purchases from a designated pickup, by appointment only

Malls may have:

  • only one single designated location for pick-up inside
  • any number of designated locations outside

Motor vehicle sales

  • In-person shopping by appointment only
  • Maximum capacity: up to 25%
  • Operating hours limited to between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for sales, with delivery allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Includes cars, trucks and motorcycles; recreational vehicles including motor homes; trailers and travel trailers; boats and other watercraft; and other motorized vehicles, including power-assisted bicycles, golf carts, scooters, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles
  • Members of the public must not be permitted where products are neither sold nor displayed for sale
  • Subject to certain conditions related to test drives, including:
    • limited to no more than 10 minutes
    • a maximum of two people, including up to one sales representative permitted
    • windows must be opened at all times unless if two people who are not members of the same household are present in the vehicle

Garden centres, plant nurseries and greenhouses

Outdoor garden centres, plant nurseries and indoor greenhouses may open for in-person shopping:

  • at a maximum capacity of 25%
  • between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. only

Stores that sell liquor, beer, wine and spirits

Stores that sell liquor, including beer, wine and spirits may open for in-person shopping:

  • at a maximum capacity of 25%
  • between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for sales, with delivery allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Other retail open for in-store shopping

In-store shopping is allowed by appointment only for:

  • safety supply stores
  • businesses that primarily sell, rent or repair assistive devices, aids or supplies, mobility devices, aids or supplies or medical devices, aids or supplies
  • rental and leasing services including automobile, commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment rentals
  • optical stores that sell prescription eyewear to the public
  • repair, essential maintenance and rental services for vehicles and equipment
  • telecommunications providers or service, for cellphone sales, repairs or technical support only

These retailers may open for in-person shopping:

  • at a maximum capacity of 25%
  • between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for sales, with delivery allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Cannabis stores

Open:

  • for curbside pickup only, by appointment, between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • to provide delivery between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m

All other retail

Open:

  • for curbside pickup and delivery only, by appointment
  • between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for sales, with delivery allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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