Announcement

Staying Safe in Phase 3 of Covid-19 Recovery

Staying Safe in Phase 3 of Covid-19 Recovery

We want to keep our members and our visitors safe during these uncertain and ever-changing times. Read below what you can expect when visiting the Downtown District during Phase 3 of COVID-19 Recovery strategy.


Phase 3 is here and that is good news for the Belleville Downtown District. Along with many other Canadians our businesses, in particular our restaurants and retailers, have endured 4 months of financial and economic uncertainty, and now we are ready to get back to work and are looking forward to serving you again.

Here is what you can expect when you visit the Downtown District during Phase 3:

Retail Experience:

  • All retailers provide hand sanitizer at the door
  • All indoor retail areas require you to wear a mask
  • Many retailers have added plexiglass protection at the cash
  • Many retailers have physical distancing markers on the floors
  • Not ready to be in public? Order online and pick up in-store

Restaurants and Bars:

  • All food & beverage establishments provide hand sanitizer at the door
  • Many have extended outdoor patio space so you can enjoy your meal al fresco
  • Many offer Takeout or meals-to-go. Order online here
  • All indoor areas require you to wear a mask
  • Many have added plexiglass protection at the cash
  • Many have physical distancing markers on the floors

Outdoor Light Installation: Prismatica and Community Spaces

Prismatica is an outdoor light installation that is on the main street of the Downtown District from July 16-Aug 17th.  It can be enjoyed 24/7. During the day it is reflective. After dark it is prismatic. We chose it specifically because it is considered a low or no-touch art installation. There is no touch needed to enjoy the experience, but for those that choose to manipulate the prisms by turning them, we have provided hand sanitizer on the light poles outside Pinnacle Music Studios , Hanley Corporation, former RBC building and Ideal Bike on Front Street. If the units aren’t working, check to ensure they are switched to ON (switch on the side). If nothing comes out, let us know by emailing hello@downtownbelleville.ca.

Our street has been reduced to one lane to allow for more space to physically distance while enjoying our downtown. There are many community spaces throughout downtown that we encourage you to enjoy while you are here keeping safety in mind at all times.

What we expect from our visitors

Please remember to be safe and respect the physical distancing rules while in the Downtown District, wear a mask while indoors, continue to use sanitizer and clean up after yourself when using public spaces. We will do our best to provide as safe an experience as is reasonable. Ultimately it is each individual’s responsibility to protect themselves and those around them.

 

Lastly, and most importantly:

Practise kindness, patience & understanding.

You never know someone’s current situation.