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.

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Please note: this page is no longer being updated. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Restaurant Canada’s re-opening tracker.

Alberta
– Dine-in service permitted EXCEPT in Calgary and Brooks, starting May 14 at 50% capacity. Learn more.
– Dine-in service expected to resume in Calgary and Brooks on May 25.

British Columbia
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service. During phase 2, dine-in service may resume which is scheduled to begin in mid-May.
– 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
– Restaurant patios may open at 50% capacity starting Monday May 4.
– Restaurants ordered to close indoor dine-in service indefinitely. Take-out and delivery are permitted.
– Beer, wine and spirits in a sealed container can be sold as part of a food order for takeout or delivery. Learn more.

New Brunswick
– Restaurants may resume dine-in service starting May 8. Learn more about guidelines that must be followed.

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

Northwest Territories
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out, drive-through, and delivery permitted as long as distance can be maintained.
– Class A and Class B licensed establishments can sell beer, wine and spirits for take-out and delivery without the need for an off-premises extension to their license Learn more.

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. Learn more.

Nunavut
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Restaurants and bars can operate take-out and delivery services, but only if their setup allows customers to respect the two-metre physical distancing requirements. 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 until Phase 3, with a potential date of June 12.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Businesses that have a Package Sales Licence can sell unopened liquor, including beer, wine and spirits, to customers that order a meal for take out (not delivery). There are restrictions as to what constitutes a meal and how much product may be purchased. Learn more.

Quebec
– Restaurants ordered to close dine-in service indefinitely.
– Take-out and delivery permitted.
– Packaged wine and beer is permitted for take-out. Learn more.

Saskatchewan
– Restaurants can may resume dine-in service during Phase Three of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, date TBD. Learn more.
– Take-out is permitted, but patrons must stay two metres apart.
– Delivery is permitted.
– Licensed restaurants are permitted to sell cans and/or bottles of any beer, spirits or wine as an offsale for take-out. There are restrictions for delivery. Learn more.

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

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