Getting Your Business Ready to Re-Open

May 19, 2020
Business Buzz
Getting Ready to Re-Open


Getting your business back on track begins now.  

The Province has laid out a framework for reopening that includes some important guidelines.

1.    Open in-store by appointment and/or by limiting the number of people in the store at any one time. Retailers would need to restrict the number of customers per square metre — for example, one customer per 4 square metres (43 square feet) — to ensure physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.
2.    Sourcing the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommended in the guidelines is not always easy however below is a listing of local resources.

 Re-Opening Guidelines:

•    General guide to preventing COVID-19 in the workplace
•    A Framework For Reopening Our Province
•    Posters for the Essential Workplace and Sector-Specific Guidelines
•    Guidance on Health and Safety for the Retail Sector
•    Curbside Pick-up 10 Point Checklist for Businesses in Collingwood

Where To Get PPE Locally:

Below is a list of PPE suppliers (starting with local first) which we will continue to expand details on as more becomes available. It’s a great place to start!

•    Collingwood Commons
•    A’s Supply 
•    Bayside Sales and Service
•    365 Sports
 HELP First Aid 

Provincial PPE Suppliers: 

•    Camden Passage (local distributor, product made in the UK)
•    Dimacheminc (Windsor ON – approximately 3 day lead time)
•    Check out the Workplace PPE Supplier Directory for the Province of Ontario  

Additional Information:

•    Ministry of Health Workplace Guidelines
•    Tips for safely operating retail stores in Collingwood