The Listowel BIA
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Ontario is moving to Step Three of the Reopening Plan on Friday, July 16, 2021. More information about Step Three can be found below. We also have information on several promotions that we are running this summer to encourage shopping locally!

Our Coordinator continues to primarily work from her home office but is available by appointment, via email at lschaefer@northperth.ca or by phone at 519-444-8233. Please reach out to us at anytime.

Ontario Moving to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, 2021!

Step Three of the Roadmap starts on Friday, July 16, 2021. This step focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres; and

Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three. This is in alignment with the advice on personal public health measures issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, while also accounting for Ontario specific information and requirements. Face coverings will also be required in some outdoor public settings as well.

You can find the guidelines HERE.

You can find the news release HERE.

You can find the regulations HERE.

You can find the Ontario Government Reopen Plan website HERE.

You can find a summary of Step Three measures HERE.

Summer Sale Days - August 16-28, 2021!

The Listowel BIA and North Perth Chamber of Commerce will be promoting Sale Days in Listowel from August 16-28, 2021!

If you will be running a sale or promotion, please let us know so we can share it and please tag us!

More details to come in August!
Let's Kick Start our Summer Promotions!

$100,000 Shop Local Dollars are circulating in our community! It’s time to get those dollars in your hands! To help out, the North Perth Chamber of Commerce and the Listowel BIA are supporting a program that PAYS YOU to promote the Shop Local Dollar program. Any North Perth business can accept them, and redeem them at the Chamber to receive a 5% bonus in Shop Local dollars during the months of July and August. For all the details, visit HERE. If you are not accepting Shop Local dollars and want to learn more, visit HERE.

The Phrase "Open for Business" Has Never Been More Significant!

Together with 101.7 The ONE and participating Listowel businesses, we are running an “Open for Business” contest.  Winners will receive one of two prizes of ”Shop Local” Dollars donated by us and one lucky winner will win over $1,000 in gift cards from participating businesses.  If you are interested in participating in this contest, reach out to us HERE for details and costs.

More details of this contest will be announced in August!

Rapid Test Screening Available at the North Perth Chamber of Commerce!!!

The North Perth Chamber of Commerce continues to be a distributer of rapid test kits for our businesses.



Details include:
  • FREE for all businesses in North Perth with less than 150 employees!
  • Pick up kits (by appointment only) at the Chamber office
  • Asymptomatic employees test themselves twice per week
  • Get results in 15 minutes!
  • Those who test positive or inconclusive must go for a lab-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test at a local site

The Chamber launched this program on Monday, May 31, 2021. Visit their website to sign-up at  
Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or require assistance. We will continue to promote supporting local during this time through various channels including social media, radio and print.

You can reach Lisa Schaefer, Coordinator, by email at lschaefer@northperth.ca or by phone at 519-444-8233.
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