Coronavirus Restaurant Updates: Canada

Restaurant Coronavirus Updates: Canada

As coronavirus spreads in Canada, provincial and territorial governments are taking steps to slow its impact by limiting large gatherings, and that includes within restaurants.

HigherMe will be tracking these changes. Be sure to bookmark this page and check it frequently for updates.

Last updated at 1:08pm EST April 3.

Alberta
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery are permitted.
– Alcohol can be sold through take-out or delivery from licensed establishments without the purchase of food. Learn more.

British Columbia
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery are permitted.
– Alcohol in sealed containers can be sold with the purchase of a meal for take-out or delivery. Delivery persons, either employees or third-party, must have Serving It Right Certification from April 20, 2020. Learn more.

Manitoba
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service from April 1-14.
– Take-out and delivery are being encouraged.
– Beer, wine and spirits in a sealed container can be sold as part of a food order for takeout or delivery.

New Brunswick
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery are permitted.

Newfoundland
– Restaurants with buffets have been ordered to close indefinitely.
– Restaurants are limited to operating dine-in service at 50% of their maximum capacity.
– Take-out and delivery are being encouraged.

Northwest Territories
– Restaurants with buffets have been ordered to close indefinitely.
– Dine-in restaurants must maintain two metres between patrons.
– Take-out and delivery are being encouraged.

Nova Scotia
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery are permitted.
– Alcohol can be sold with food orders starting March 30. The alcohol cost must not be more than three times the value of food ordered.

Nunavut
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out is permitted, but no more than 10 patrons may be in line at a time.

Ontario
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Beer, wine and spirits in a sealed container can be sold as part of a food order for takeout or delivery. The permitted hours of sale and delivery are 9am – 11pm. See full regulations here.

Prince Edward Island
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Quebec
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service until May 1.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

Saskatchewan
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out is permitted, but patrons must stay two metres apart.
– Delivery is permitted.

Yukon
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.

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