The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) has released guidelines for how dealerships can safely operate during the pandemic, including recommendations on how to sell vehicles in-store and offer test drives when allowed.
The CADA document is designed to showcase to both the public and governments ways dealerships can be proactive against COVID-19, CADA CEO Tim Reuss said. He added that provincial associations are going to use the report and tweak it to provide guidance to their members based on a province’s unique rules, regulations and emergency orders.
“Dealers have had to start looking for solutions across the country to their different realities,” Reuss said. “We have a situation across Canada where each province is approaching things quite differently, and dealers across the country were looking for solutions, ideas and guidance.”
According to the document’s legal disclaimer, the CADA did not seek guidance from health professionals in putting together the guidelines, instead relying on previous publications by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) in the United States and provincial dealer associations in Quebec and Ontario.