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Yukon COVID-19 guidelines for retail businesses

Ensure that you have read and incorporated the recommendations from the 6 steps to staying safe into your planning as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH).

6 steps to staying safe

  • Physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet)
  • Regular hand-washing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Not gathering in groups of more than 10
  • Limiting travel to rural communities
  • Self-isolating when required by CMOH orders and recommendations

Complete an operation plan

To help ensure the health and safety of staff and clients, all businesses must complete an operation plan and be prepared to produce it should Environmental Health or Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board request it. 

Retailers should follow these guidelines

Physical distancing

Ensure physical distancing of 2 metres at all times. Learn about physical distancing


Hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting

  • Provide options for staff and clients to wash their hands. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Provide supplies such as tissues, lined waste containers and hand-washing products or supplies.
  • Encourage hand-washing after exchange of money or items. Download the hand washing notice.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch and common areas. Learn how to clean and disinfect your workplace.

Flexible workplace

  • Prepare to institute flexible workplace and leave policies for employees who are sick, in self-isolation or caring for family members.
  • Adjust procedures to reduce social contact, such as flexible hours, staggering start times and the use of email and teleconferencing.

Employers should reassess their work environment every day and keep updated with the information posted by the Government of Yukon.