We are taking all reasonable precautions to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our clients, partners and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although each province is entering recovery stages at a different rate, we continue to require our employees to wear a face covering at all times when interacting with clients/visitors (and goggles and face shields in Ontario when physical distancing cannot be maintained, as per provincial requirements), are limiting the number of walk-ins to our facilities to reduce touch points, and strongly encourage that clients/visitors wear face coverings (even in provinces where this mandate has been lifted for indoor public spaces; face coverings remain mandatory in Ontario). Our offerings of curbside pick-ups, outdoor repairs and deliveries, and virtual video appointments (where available) also remain available. Our goal, as always, is to make life accessible for everyone. What we’re doing Visitor policy We are limiting the number of walk-in visitors to our showrooms and facilities to reduce touch points and allow for the appropriate time to conduct sanitization between visits. Clients are recommended to book an appointment in advance where possible and will be required to participate in a pre-screening prior to entering and must wear a fitted face covering for the duration of the visit. Face coverings Motion requires that all employees wear a fitted mask or face covering when interacting with clients/visitors (except when behind a protective barrier in select provinces). In Ontario, goggles and face shields are also required when physical distancing cannot be maintained, as per provincial requirements. We also strongly encourage that clients/visitors wear a fitted mask or face covering (even in provinces where this mandate has been lifted for indoor public spaces). A fitted mask or face covering remains mandatory for all parties in the province of Ontario. Disposable face masks will be available for purchase at $1 each; proceeds from which will be donated to March of Dimes Canada – an organization that provides a wide range of services to people with disabilities throughout the country. Pre-screening protocol Motion representatives conduct a pre-screening for every expected individual prior to all appointments and all walk-in visits to our sites to better understand the risk of proceeding. Walk-in visitors will be asked to return at a later date if a potential risk is identified and client appointments will be rescheduled within a reasonable timeframe based on client need and the availability of qualified staff to perform the services requested. Hand-washing guidelines Motion employees have been trained in proper hand hygiene (e.g. wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) and technique posters have been installed in our facilities. Should access to soap and water not be available, employees have been advised to clean hands with a 70-90% alcohol-based hand rub. Facility cleaning While the cleaning of our shared spaces is scheduled regularly, we’re taking additional precautionary measures by conducting more frequent sanitizing of these areas and making hand sanitizer available for shared use. Equipment cleaning Additional supplies for infectious control have been sourced to ensure that all equipment entering our facilities is bagged and tagged according to the sanitization that is required and then bagged and labelled as sanitized upon return to our clients and partner facilities. Personal protective equipment Items such as masks, gloves, and protective coverings have been introduced for all employees as well as sanitizing equipment. Employee self-assessments, self-isolation & disclosure We have introduced daily electronic self-assessments including temperature checks for all Motion employees at the start of each workday. Should a potential risk be identified, employees will be required to contact their manager, stay at home, call their public health unit, and follow the guidelines outlined including COVID-19 testing and isolation. The employee must not report to work until discussing the next steps with their manager. The health and well-being of our clients, partners and employees remain our highest priority. As the situation continues to evolve, we will provide further updates as new information becomes available. For more information about our COVID-19 response plan, please contact us This material does not constitute medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations. Get to know the writer Motion, Make life accessible Motion is Canada’s leading provider of mobility & home accessibility solutions for a wide variety of clients from children to elderly adults. Products include wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, stairlifts, ceiling lifts, & beds.