Dealer Bulletin

Dealerships scheduled to reopen May 19th


The Ontario government unveiled stage one of its recovery plan and has lifted the restriction on dealerships to operate by appointment only, as the province battles the COVID-19 outbreak.

In accordance with the Framework for Opening our Province, effective May 19th, 2020, dealerships are no longer restricted to operate ‘by appointment only’ as long as they comply with strict public health safety measures.

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

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

For more information on the Ontario government's strategy to keep people safe, please visit the webpage How Ontario is Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis.

While OMVIC staff are working remotely, they 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 they unfold.

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