South Georgian Bay Tourism Shares Shop Safe Campaign and Best Practices for Businesses

Posted by Ginny Henry | June 26, 2020
South Georgian Bay Tourism has pulled together a handy Shop Safe poster and a list of best practices for doing business during COVID-19.  A BIG thank you for letting RTO7 share this info from your newsletter of June 26, 2020 with tourism businesses across BruceGreySimcoe!

Shop Safe Campaign
Help prevent that spread of Covid-19 and make sure everyone has a safe and fun visit.

South Georgian Bay has created a printable PDF with health & safety recommendations. Please feel free to print and post in your business.

Download the Shop Safe Poster here.

Best Practices: Business in South Georgian Bay during Covid-19
We want to make sure that everyone stays safe during this time. Here are some best practices for businesses during this time. To read the full, detailed document, please click here to download.
  • Physical Distancing
    Service businesses should ensure that workers can maintain the required physical distance as provided by Ontario Government, presently 6 feet.
  • Health, Personal Hygiene & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Businesses must ensure that operators and all employees follow proper health and personal safety in the workplace.
  • Responding to Guests / Employees with Symptoms
    Encourage individuals to take the self-assessment quiz  questionnare. You can find the quiz here.

  • Ensure Store / Restaurant Sanitation
    Clean surfaces within the store frequently.
  • Contact Tracing Logbook
    Keep a record of all suppliers, team members, partners, etc. who come in contact with employees so that tracing and communication can take place should someone contract COVID-19.
  • Split Shifts Recommended
    Devise a process where shifts are broken down into segments or shifts. Consider allowing some team members to work off-site or outdoors as much as possible.
  • Protective Shields
    Ensure protective shields are put in place at service/transaction counters, key food service areas, where key 6 foot physical distancing is not possible, etc.
  • Adapted Store/Restaurant Floorplans & Service Plans
    Retail stores should create an adapted store floorplan for when they are permitted by the Province to open which allow for physical distancing and indicates directional flow for guests.
  • Line-up Restrictions & Guidelines
    Outdoor lineups should be managed by individual businesses to ensure safety and physical distancing.
  • Reservations
    Restaurants are strongly encouraged to take reservations and prioritize reservations over walk-ins in order to assist in spreading out guests through hours of service and to incentivize planning ahead.
  • Curbside Pick-up
    Best practices include:
    • secure transactions via website or over the phone
    • take pick-up appointments (10 minute window of time per pick-up)
    • maintain a schedule for guest pick-ups.Guests to park, call store and await instructions
    • Businesses should work with local BIAs to organize parking, pick-ups and other logistics as a team.

Clearly Display Information & Instructions for Customers

For the full document, please click here.

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