OPERATING IN THE COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT
To provide a safe environment for our public visitors and our employees, Robintide Farms will be operating its pick-your-own and farm market under guidance provided by:
Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as approved by Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Ernie Hardeman and
York Region, including through the York Region publication: COVID-19 and Re-Opening York Region: Public Health Resources and Guidance for Businesses.
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We look forward to seeing each and every one you! But things these days are not quite the same. So before you come to see us, please do review all of the notes below so there are no surprises.
Which Days to Come & Managing Our Capacity:
We have recently significantly expanded the space we have for parking, entrance/exit, sales and even our acreages. However, to maintain appropriate physical distancing for the benefit of you/your family and our employees/their families, we will be carefully controlling access to our premises at both the parking lot level and field levels. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Current Public Health-related Protocols:
COVID-19 self-report: You must be prepared to answer the following questions before entering our picking fields: Do you have a fever? Do you have any new or worsening symptoms of any of the following: cough, shortness of breath or sore throat? Have you had close contact with anyone with a respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19? If the answers to all of these questions are No, you may proceed to the next stage of entry.
Hand Sanitizer: You may enter the picking fields area or farm market area only after you sanitize your hands with provided hand sanitizer.
Distancing: You must maintain appropriate physical distancing on the premises from all those who are not in your picking group.
Masks: We recommend that you have an accessible mask or face shield that covers your nose and mouth for when physical distancing is not possible. Masks are required for anyone who enters the sunflower and corn walk in the event that you cannot maintain 6 distance. Face masks are now required when checking out.
Child supervision: Minimum of one (1) adult for every two (2) children aged 12 or under.
Payment: As usual, we accept debit (highly preferred) or cash.
Changes to these protocols: We may need to make changes to the above in response to other circumstances as they arise