Business Continuity and Recovery

Welcome to our Reopening Business Continuity and Resources Pages

Here you will find information on re-opening, substainablility, and preparing for the second wave.  We are here to support you and provide you with the best up-to-date information for you.

Phase 1

  • Retail
  • Farmer's markets
  • Hairstyling & barber shops
  • Cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars at 50%
  • Museums and art galaries
  • Daycares and out-of-school care with limited occupancy
  • Day camps, with limited occupancy
  • Post-secondary may allow in-person
  • Places of worship and funeral service (industry specific guidelines)
  • Some surgeries
  • Dog parts and playgrounds may open, unless municipality wishes to continue restriction
  • Up to 15 people allowed to gather indoors with social distancing
  • Up to 50 people allowed to gather outdoors with social distancing

Phase 2

Friday, June 12th

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health What can open with restrictions

  • K-12 schools, for requested diploma exams and summer school, following guidance
  • Libraries
  • More surgeries
  • Wellness services such as massage, acupuncture and reflexology
  • Personal services (esthetics, cosmetic skin and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing, facial treatment, artificial tanning)
  • Indoor recreation, fitness, and sports, including gyms and arenas
  • Movie theatres and theatres
  • Community halls
  • Team sports
  • Pools for leisure swimming
  • VLTs in restaurants and bars
  • Casinos and bingo halls (but not table games)
  • Instrumental concerts

The 50 per cent capacity limit for provincial campgrounds is also being lifted. Over the coming days, the online reservation system will be updated and sites will come online in phases. By July 1, all camping sites will be open for reservations. First-come, first-served sites may open sooner. Information on additional sites will be added to<> when they become available.

Events and gatherings maximum 50 people:

  • Indoor social gatherings - including wedding and funeral receptions, and birthday parties

Maximum 100 people:

  • Outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events - including wedding and funeral ceremonies

No cap on the number of people (with public health measures and physical distancing in place):

  • Worship gatherings
  • Restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars
  • Casinos
  • Bingo halls

There is more flexibility for 'cohort' groups - small groups of people whose members do not always keep two metres apart:

  • A household can increase its close interactions with other households to a maximum of 15 people
  • Performers can have a cohort of up to 50 people (cast members or performers)
  • Sports teams can play in region-only cohorts of up to 50 players (mini leagues)
  • People could be part of a sports/performing and household cohort

Everyone is encouraged to follow public health guidelines and notify others in the cohort(s) if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. If they do test positive or have symptoms, mandatory isolation is required.

    Phase 3

    Date to be determined
    Restrictions to be determined for all

    • All businesses open 
    • Brooks Chamber Trade Show
    • Nightclubs
    • Gyms
    • Pools
    • Recreation Facilities
    • Arts and culture festivals, concerts, major sporting events
    • Industry conferences
    • Increase to gathering numbers

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