These are the New Rules For Restaurants in Toronto During Stage 3


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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.


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