Requirements for Patron Screening Under Orange – Restrict

December 10, 2020

With the move to Orange – Restrict protocols, TBDHU reminds us that businesses in the following categories must now actively screen patrons:

  • Food and drink establishments
  • Personal service settings  
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
  • Cinemas
  • Performing arts facilities
Sport and recreational facilities and establishments that host meetings or events have already been required to actively screen patrons. 

What about retail establishments?

Although the COVID-19 Response Framework indicates that retail establishments are expected to actively screen patrons, at this time, TBDHU is waiting on further information from the Ontario Government on this requirement. In the meantime, retail businesses should continue to ensure that the patron screening poster is in place at public entrances.