The provincial government will allow restaurants and bars to deliver liquor until October 31.
It is an extension of a temporary authorization that would have expired on July 15. The sale of liquor for off-site consumption has served as an additional source of revenue for businesses affected by the pandemic.
Prior to the measure, restaurants and bars were in general only allowed to sell liquor for consumption at their establishments. The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption has provided businesses with an additional source of revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The province is also extending an authorization that allows for increased hours of retail liquor service. Extended hours will remain in place until August 31.