Pickering Markets COVID19 statement

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR OUR GUESTS

Pickering Markets Guests:

The health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone at The Pickering Markets is our highest mission as we make decisions and manage the expanding uncertainty around COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We know this situation, which is changing daily, is concerning and confusing to many. That’s understandable, especially given the growing number and magnitude of cancellations and closures.

Making informed decisions that are based on the latest known facts and official guidance is our ongoing pledge to Pickering Markets guests, tenants, and employees.

The Pickering Markets remains open.

That decision is based on information shared by the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

These are the ways The Pickering Markets is creating a safe environment:

We have intensified our existing and rigorous cleaning and sanitizing efforts, which include, but are not limited to, increasing the frequency and intensity of our cleaning efforts of all commonly touched surfaces including seating, doors, and washrooms.

We want our guests to feel safe when they visit The Pickering Markets and to remember that they play a role in our defense against the spread of COVID-19 by following the practical guidelines of health officials:

Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, lathering the backs of your hands, between your fingers, fingertips and under your nails for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your arm when coughing or sneezing.

We will continue to provide updates with the latest information about Pickering Markets’ response to COVID-19 on this forum.

If you would like additional information about COVID-19, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is The Pickering Markets open and is it safe for us to visit?

A: The Pickering Markets is open. The safety and wellbeing of our guests, tenants, and team members is our top priority. We are working diligently to keep The Pickering Markets healthy and safe by increasing our rigorous cleaning protocols and following the latest guidance by health officials.

Q: Many events have shut down. Why isn’t The Pickering Markets closing?

A: We are working with local heath officials in this very fluid situation. We are following their lead, along with other shopping centres in the area and will continue to make decisions based on the information and guidance we are given. We have over 500 vendors that we house and for many this is their income and livelihood. While this is a difficult time for everyone, we are doing our absolute best in providing a safe environment for those businesses along with our customers. 

Q: Will you reconsider the decision if more public closings are announced?

A: We are in constant contact with health officials and will continue to make decisions that are based on known facts and official guidelines.

Q: How can I get more information about the status of events and operations at The Pickering Markets?

A: We will update our website regularly with any changing or important information. In the meantime, if you have specific questions or concerns about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html 

Q: What can I do as a guest of Pickering Markets to prevent contracting COVID-19?

A: We are all in this together and you can play a role in our defense against the spread of COVID-19 by following these guidelines:

1. Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.

2. Wash your hands often with soap and water, lathering the backs of your hands, between your fingers, fingertips, and under your nails for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands.

3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

4. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your arm, when coughing or sneezing.

5. Practice social distancing and eliminate human contact like shaking hand

Thank you for your continued business, support, and understanding.

Erik Tamm

Pickering Markets

(905) 426-3387 x 223

www.pickeringmarkets.com

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