We just announced that effective June 5, most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen. Businesses must follow protocols in the plan that are tailored to their sector. This includes following public health protocols to ensure physical distancing, increased cleaning, and other protective measures for staff and customers.

The following can open if they are ready and choose to do so: restaurants for dine-in, as well as takeout and delivery, personal services, such as hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons, and body art establishments, fitness facilities, such as gyms, yoga studios, and climbing facilities and veterinarians.

Other health providers can also reopen on June 5, provided they follow protocols in their colleges’ and associations’ plans, as approved by Public Health. These include: dentistry and other self-regulated health professions such as optometry, chiropractic, and physiotherapy – unregulated health professions such as massage therapy, podiatry, and naturopathy.