There were significant changes to the landscape this week, which we’ll discuss at this week’s webinar.
Essential Services and landscaping
On Friday, Ontario announced changes to its list of essential services (again). Lawn care and landscaping will be permitted starting today (provided that strict COVID-19 related guidelines are followed). Regrettably, “landscaping” is not defined. It likely covers softscape for aesthetic reasons but likely not hard-scape (building retaining walls, permanent concrete planters… etc).
The province is also permitting the re-opening of self-serve car washes, some construction prep work and some work to prepare golf courses, etc. However, Ontarians must continue to stay home, exercise physical distancing and only go out for essential reasons.
Framework for reopening Ontario
Ontario announced its framework to reopen the province. While it contains no dates, it helps us see the critical path ahead:
1. Reopening select workplaces and allowing small gatherings
- (In-person board meetings?)
2. Opening more workplaces, outdoor spaces and allowing larger gatherings
- (Opening some amenities?)
3. Further relaxation of restriction on public gathering and opening all workplaces responsibly
- (Opening all amenities? In–person AGMs?)
Don’t forget to register for the next webinar on Wednesday, May 6, at 5 p.m. Click here for more info and the registration form. We will cover the following topics:
- Legal Enigma
- The new list of essential services
- Reopening Ontario: where do condos fit?
- Virtual AGMs
- Minute takers in a virtual setting
- Governance in post-COVID-19
- Engineering Stumper
- Compliance with prompt payment legislation during COVID-19
- Conducting projects while physical distancing
- Safety/Security Riddle
- Updating your Occupational Health and Safety procedure
- Precautions as we re-open amenities
- Management Puzzle
- How to deal with increased smoke/smell/noise complaints
- Preparing for the reopening of amenities
- Financial mystery
- Checks and balances with electronic invoice/payments
- Balancing your budgets with COVID-19-related savings and expenses
- New ways of doing business