Patio Reopening Guidelines
Covid-19 Patio Program Guidelines
This guide provides you with the information you need to open or expand your patio for the purposes of offering food or drink to the public pursuant to the province's Phase 2 Framework and the Town's Covid-19 Patio Program.
As part of the program, Owners of Establishments who wish to participate must first complete the Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form below. If your patio is wholly contained on private property, once your Form is complete,
you may open your patio, subject to inspections and enforcement meant to ensure compliance with the Program requirements and provisions of applicable legislation. If you wish to expand your patio onto the Municipally-owned
Right of Way (sidewalk/boulevard), you will also have to apply for and obtain a Right of Way Activity Permit. With this Permit, you will have to also agree to indemnify the Town against losses related to your use of the Right of
Way and provide proof of insurance.
Please also note that, as the Province and the Town continue to respond and adapt to the Covid-19 Pandemic, regulations and conditions, that may impact the Program or your operation, may change. You are advised to stay informed.
Please check the Town's website at www.innisfil.ca/COVID19
and the Province's website
for updates and new information.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has published guidance for reopening a food premise for outdoor dining - Please click here to read these guidelines.
The Ministry of Labour has provided health and safety guidance for the Restaurant and Food Services Sector (www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace
These guidance documents supplement, but do not replace, guidance from Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit about food safety, or the Ontario Food Premises Regulations.
OWNER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND UNDERTAKINGS
RE: COVID PATIOS PROGRAM
Please complete all applicable sections. Please note that it is an offence under By-Law 033-020 to operate a Covid Patio without first submitting to the Town a complete Acknowledgement and Undertaking (and obtaining a Right of Way Activity Permit, where required).