New rules to keep bar and restaurant patrons safe

COVid 19- patio-Michele Ursi

The province has announced new measures to protect the health of Ontarians, steps which were adopted last week by the Niagara Region.

In a release the Ford government has added several new rules for bars and restaurants to abide by.

Patrons must be required to sit at all times, in both indoor and outdoor areas, with limited exceptions such as going to the washroom.

Bars, eateries and tour boat operators will be required to keep client logs for a period of 30 days and to disclose those logs to health officials if needed for contact tracing.

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott says  "These additional measures will help reduce close contact between individuals in these settings, and support case and contact tracing, thereby limiting the spread of COVID-19."