Essential Businesses List as of December 26th 2020

Published on December 22, 2020

PHOTO: Tom Thomson

Essential Businesses List as of December 26, 2020

What Will Be Open:

·        Supermarkets, convenience stores and indoor farmers markets

·        Big box and discount stores that sell groceries

·        Pharmacies

·        Liquor stores

·        Supply chain businesses and those declared essential

·        Childcare centres and home- based child care

·        An outdoor recreation amenity (skating rink) can be deemed open if participants can socially distance.

·        Hotels, lodges, cabins, motels – must close any indoor fitness areas, pools, restaurants.

Curbside Pick Up/Appointment Only:

·        General retail (small businesses) for curbside pick-up or delivery only

·        Restaurants for take-out, drive-thru and delivery only

·        Pet stores curbside pick up only, veterinary clinics to use curb side pick up/drop off.

·        Cannabis stores for curbside pick-up or delivery only

·        Garden centres for curbside pic-up or delivery only

·        Motor vehicle sales by appointment only

·        Vehicle and equipment rental by appointment only

·        Car mechanic by appointment only

·        Home sales will be done by appointment only

What Will Be Closed:

·        Shopping malls closed for in-person retail

·        Salons

·        In-person driving instruction except for commercial vehicles.

·        Indoor sports and recreation

·        Museums, zoos and similar venues

·        Drive-in or Drive through events are not permitted

·        Night clubs and strip clubs

·        Ski hills