The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services for Ontario has clarified that landscaping, including lawn care, are considered essential for the maintenance of existing features (no new construction) as they provide safety, sanitation and security to residential and commercial buildings to maintain proper day to day services. Anyone doing work or having work done will need to ensure that all social distancing guidelines are being followed whenever possible. Additionally, businesses are advised to carry a copy of the current Essential Workplaces list with them at all times (or have one posted in their workplace) with the relevant sector(s) highlighted that pertain to their business.
Province allows garden centres and some retail stores to open
As early as Friday, May 8 at 12:01 a.m., garden centres and nurseries are able to open for in-store payment and purchases, operating under the same guidelines as grocery stores and pharmacies. Garden centre owners should review the health and safety guidelines developed by the province and its health and safety association partners.
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