Dealer Bulletin

Dealerships to reopen by appointment only, Monday, May 4


Earlier today, the Ontario government announced it will allow the reopening of certain businesses and workplaces subject to complying with public health measures that have been put in place during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As a result, auto dealerships can reopen, by appointment only, and commence operations on Monday, May 4 at 12:01 a.m. Those businesses that are permitted to open are expected to obey strict guidelines.

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services has created Guidelines and Best Practices for the vehicle sales and service sector to ensure the demands of the economy are balanced with the health and safety of the people.

The measures outlined in the guideline have been created to help employers prepare their workplaces so they can be reopened safely and to ensure workers, customers and the general public are protected.

The recommendations are as per the province’s three-step action plan for the province. For more information, visit Ontario Government’s Framework for Reopening our Province.

OMVIC staff (operating remotely) remain available to assist registrants. Please contact your local inspector or OMVIC’s Business Standards Team at marketing_standards@omvic.on.ca if you require further information.

We understand the impact this health crisis is having on your businesses, employees and families. OMVIC will continue to update you on all major developments as these unfold.

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