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.
Clearly Display Information & Instructions for Customers
For the full document, please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.