Ontario COVID-19 Updates
ONTARIO - TORONTO CHAPTER
ONTARIO - CENTRAL CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Latham Pool Products
WESTERN ONTARIO CHAPTER
Forest City Pool & Patio Inc.
EASTERN CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Northeastern Swimming Pool Distributors
All non-essential retail stores, including hardware stores, alcohol retailers, and those offering curbside pickup or delivery, must open no earlier than 7 a.m. and close no later than 8 p.m. The restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that primarily sell food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants for takeout or delivery.
Non-essential construction is further restricted, including below-grade construction, exempting survey
NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Ontario is shuttering in-person retail shopping (curbside pickup only) but allowing grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores and liquor stores to operate at 50 per cent capacity in the hotspot regions of Toronto and Peel VISIT LINK
The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada continues to contact Ontario Government officials for clarity on the “essential businesses” list regarding the pool & spa industry. In the meantime, we are advising our members that opening and maintaining pools & spas still “fits” under the following section:
#20. Maintenance, repair and property management services strictly necessary to manage and maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential properties and buildings.
And that PHTCC members providing these services continue to adhere to the Provincial Government’s physical distancing guidelines as follows:
1. Ensure the customer stays indoors while the technician(s) are working onsite.
2. Maintain a physical distance of two meters from co-workers and all others.
3. Wear all necessary PPE (personal protective equipment).
4. Sanitize all surfaces and areas we have been in contact with while providing these services.
Please note: The PHTCC is seeking legal counsel to see if the most recent descriptions indicate a material change to the government’s previous criteria/position on new pool construction. We suggest that until we advise otherwise, members continue to focus their efforts on pool openings and maintenance and not new pool constructions.
Below you will find an editable lobby letter and an email contact list for the MPP in your area. We are lobbying to ensure our industry is categorized as essential and welcome you to join us.
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