Durham Region Health Department is making it easier for area residents to access health inspection results through the new Check&GO! disclosure program. The new program will provide online access to health inspection information at durham.ca/CheckandGo. Residents will also be able to request inspection results from operators of facilities where a Check&GO! sign is posted on-site.
“Residents will remember our DineSafe Durham disclosure program, which provided details of inspections at local restaurants and food establishments, and our Know Before You Go Durham program that offered inspection results on area personal service businesses such as salons and tattoo operators,” explained Lisa Fortuna, Director, Health Protection with the Health Department. “The new Check&GO! disclosure program will build on these two existing programs and will now provide health inspection results for the many businesses and organizations that are continuously monitored by the Health Department.”
The Check&GO! disclosure program, which is being launched following a new disclosure by-law passed by Durham Regional Council earlier this year, includes online inspection results for licensed child care centres, restaurants and food stores, salons, tattooing, piercing and tanning establishments, Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 violations and public beaches. The Health Department will also post information on charges and convictions, as well as confirmed infection prevention and control lapses.