Workplaces and Businesses

Effective January 13, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a second provincial State of Emergency and Enhanced Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown.  For full details of restrictions, please refer to Ontario Regulation 82/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 1 and the Ontario Emergency Information website.

The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused during the Provincewide Shutdown and some of our sector-specific COVID-19 guidance documents across our Workplaces and Living Spaces webpage are no longer applicable during this Shutdown.

COVID-19 Response Framework

To find out what level WDG is currently in and what this means visit the province’s website. Please review this framework to ensure your establishment follows any new sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures.

Screening Tool for Workplaces

WDGPH Guidance Documents


Collecting Patron Information

Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 3 and Ontario Regulation 263/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 2 require establishment operators to record the name and contact information of every patron that enters an establishment such as a meeting and event space, a personal service setting, facilities for sports and recreational activities, cinemas or performing arts venues, casinos and gaming establishment, tour guide services. Operators must maintain these records for at least one month.

More resources for workplaces

Government of Canada