As of 2022-01-03 – Covid Procedures Update – STEP TWO (NO OPEN HOUSES)

#Ontario – as of 2022-01-03:
Open Houses are not permitted.
In-person real estate showings can happen by appointment only and must follow all public health rules and guidelines (see below).
Impact on Real Estate Brokerages
As essential services, real estate brokerages can continue to operate with certain limitations:

Face covering/Masks – any person who enters a business, real estate showing, or other indoor area must wear a face mask/covering at all times.

Screening – real estate brokerages must complete active screening of workers who enter their offices. OREA also strongly encourages active screening for all real estate showings.

Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) – PPE for eyes, nose and mouth for workers (i.e. receptionists) if they are required to come into come within 2 metres of a person who is not wearing a face covering or mask indoors and are not separated by a barrier.

Short-term rentals are open only if provided to individuals who are in need of housing (does not apply to hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, student residences and other shared rental accommodation, but does apply with respect to cabins and cottages).

Indoor pools, communal steam rooms, saunas or indoor whirlpools, indoor fitness centres, or other indoor recreational facilities at short-term rentals must be closed.

For a full list of new health measures visit link
per OREA – Ontario Real Estate Association

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