ONTARIO EXTENDS THE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY TO MAY 12TH

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Apr 21, 2020

Graphic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the extension of the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days, bringing the new date to May 12th. Boating Ontario sent an announcement out – click here for full announcement details. 

The association is also finalizing a letter to go to the Premier and multiple Minister’s to outline the importance of boating as a safe and social distancing responsible activity. In addition, Boating Ontario will define the critical timing that impacts us as a seasonal business and our need for a 4-week limited operations period during which we can provide; 1.) ‘touchless’ delivery experiences for retail sold inventory, 2.) safely allow marina teams the time required to get the boats out of storage and into their slips.

Boating Ontario also shared the first of two Social Distancing Best Practices guides with their members. This guide has been developed to cover the myriad of operations that their members offer including their trade partners, dryland facilities and marinas. These are not intended to define or interpret law, rather they are shared as a guide from which each member can outline specific best practices within their own teams and operations.

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