Yard Sales and COVID-19


The Province has not deemed garage/yard sales as prohibited activities under the COVID-19 emergency orders. (Yard sales that are not operated as a business are not required to be closed under Provincial emergency order.)

However, should you wish to hold a yard sale you must comply with:

  • the provincial regulations limiting social gatherings,
  • physical distancing guidelines (keeping 2 m or 6 ft apart from others), and
  • any further advice from public health officials.

Note that these requirements are subject to change. 

You must also comply with Middlesex Centre's property standards by-law with regards to yard sales (limited to 3 yards sales per property per year).

The Municipality of Middlesex Centre, the provincial and federal governments, and public health officials continue to urge people to stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings, and practice physical distancing. Before you set out your sale signs, consider if now is the best time to host yard sales and similar events.