Food and drink
Restaurants, bars, etc.
1. (1) Restaurants, bars, food trucks, concession stands and other food or drink establishments may open if they comply with the following conditions:
1. No indoor dining may be provided.
2. No buffet-style service may be provided.
3. Patrons must be seated at all times in any area of the establishment in which food or drink is permitted except,
i. while entering the area and while moving to their table,
ii. while placing or picking up an order,
iii. while paying for an order,
iv. while exiting the area,
v. while going to or returning from a washroom,
vi. while singing or performing music,
vii. while lining up to do anything described in subparagraphs i to vi, or
viii. where necessary for the purposes of health and safety.
4. The establishment must be configured so that patrons seated at different tables are separated by,
i. a distance of at least two metres, or
ii. plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.
5. The person responsible for the establishment must,
i. record the name and contact information of every patron that enters an area of the establishment, unless the patron temporarily enters the area to place, pick up or pay for a takeout order,
ii. maintain the records for a period of at least one month, and
iii. only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.
6. No patron may be permitted to line up or congregate outside of the establishment unless they are maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from other groups of persons inside or outside the establishment.
7. No patron may be permitted to line up inside the establishment unless they are,
i. maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from other groups of persons inside or outside the establishment, and
ii. wearing a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin, unless they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection 2 (4) of Schedule 1.
8. No more than six people may be seated together at an outdoor table at the establishment unless everyone seated at the table is,
i. a member of the same household,
ii. a member of one other household who lives alone, or
iii. a caregiver for any member of either household.
9. The total number of patrons permitted to be seated outdoors at the establishment must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person at the establishment.
10. The person responsible for the establishment must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the capacity limits under which the establishment is permitted to operate.
11. No patron shall dance at the establishment.
12. The person responsible for the establishment must actively screen any dine-in patrons in accordance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health before they enter the indoor premises of the establishment.
(2) Paragraphs 1, 8, 9, 10 and 12 of subsection (1) do not apply,
(a) with respect to establishments on hospital premises or in an airport; or
(b) with respect to an establishment located within a business or place if the only patrons permitted at the establishment are persons who perform work for the business or place in which the establishment is located.
(3) The physical distancing described in subsections 3 (1) and 3.1 (4) of Schedule 1 is not required when patrons are seated together at a table in an establishment.
(4) For greater certainty, any business, place, facility or establishment at which food or drink is sold or served, including those referred to in section 4 of Schedule 1 and sections 3, 5, 10, 24, 26, 34, 35 and 36 of this Schedule, is a food or drink establishment to which this section applies,
(a) at any time when food or drink is served or sold at the business, place, facility or establishment; and
(b) in any part of the business, place, facility or establishment where the food or drink is served or sold.
(5) For greater certainty, a restaurant, bar, food truck, concession stand or other food or drink establishment that is in compliance with the conditions set out in subsection (1) may open in any business or place that is otherwise permitted to open under this Order.