For those who have questions regarding musicians performing in hospitality sector outdoor patios, I provide the following information. The wording in the Regulation is as #1 below – No dancing or singing may be permitted in the outdoor dining area (patio).
Earlier this week when I was made aware of this issue, I contacted Dr Paula Stewart, MOH for Leeds, Grenville & Lanark and requested if the Health Unit would consider providing guidelines so that singing could occur safely for the musician, staff and customers. The next morning. I was pleased to hear from Dr Stewart that the below guidelines had been approved.
Westport needs to give a shout out to Dr Stewart and all of the staff at the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Health Unit as this is another occasion when, on behalf of the residents of the Village, I have contacted her or one of her staff for direction or a decision during the pandemic. Their responses have been quick and thorough. Thank you Paula and your staff!
Dancing and Singing
- No dancing or singing may be permitted in the outdoor dining area (patio).
- Instrumental music is allowed in the dining area as long as the musician is at least 2m/6ft away from another person, and people other than the musician do not play the instrument.
- For singing musicians, they must be 12 ft away from the dining area or behind plexi-glass, and no other people can be in the same area as the musician.