Toronto is now in Stage 3 and restaurants are permitted to open for indoor dine-in with new safety measures.
The city of Toronto has set out the following requirements for these establishments to protect the health and safety of restaurant patrons and employees including:
- Ensuring all patrons remain seated at all times except when entering or exiting, using the washroom, or paying
- Separating tables by at least two metres or have plexiglass or other impermeable barriers separating them
- Requiring the cleaning and disinfecting of amenities, equipment and devices as necessary to maintain sanitary conditions for patrons and staff
- Maintaining customer logs that include contact information (name, email address and phone number) and date and time of visit to be used by Toronto Public Health for contact tracing purposes
- Keeping customer logs for 30 days and providing logs to Toronto Public Health upon request for contact tracing purposes
- Posting signage at all entrances to the premises to identify the necessity of keeping customer logs for contact tracing purposes
- Establishing staff screening protocols
- Limiting indoor capacity in restaurants and bars to a maximum of 100 people indoors (provided physical distancing can be maintained)
- Limiting the number of customers who may be seated at the same table, to a maximum of 10 customers per table
Masks are required while inside a restaurant but can be removed while having a meal. Exemptions to the law include those who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, children under the age of two and other accommodations.