Dealer Bulletin

Motor vehicle dealers required to operate by appointment only


Today, the Province of Ontario announced at 12:01AM on Monday, November 23, Peel Region and Toronto will go into lockdown. Motor Vehicle Dealers in those areas must operate their showrooms by appointment only.

The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) pledges to continue working closely with the automotive sales industry and its stakeholders as they face health, social, and economic challenges.

OMVIC will continue to support the Provincial Government – and all levels of government – as they prioritize Ontarians’ health and safety.


What does this mean for registrants?

Until December 21, 2020, Motor Vehicle Dealers in Toronto and Peel Region must operate their showrooms by appointment only. Registrants in neighbouring regions should watch for other public health alerts.

Registrants should always follow public health measures set out by the Provincial Government.

During these renewed lockdowns, OMVIC will continue to operate remotely and continue to work closely with its stakeholders.

Registrants can access the full announcement from the Provincial Government here.


Where can our business go for more information?

Complying with public health measures is important to keep staff and consumers safe. If you have questions about whether your business is affected by these changes, you can contact your local public health unit.

If you have questions about whether your business is following public health guidelines, contact OMVIC’s Business Standards team. Both OMVIC and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services have helpful guides to ensure vehicle sales are conducted safely.

While OMVIC staff continue remote work, they are available to assist registrants. The Government of Ontario set aside $600 million for businesses impacted by the new lockdown. Federal supports are available online.

If you want to learn more about how the Provincial Government is responding to the pandemic, visit their online portal.

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