03 Apr

NOTICE: County enforcing closure of all outdoor recreational amenities

Municipal by-law enforcement is working to ensure the public complies with the provincial-wide emergency order closing all outdoor recreational amenities.

The fine for failing to comply with the provincial order is $750. Failing to give the by-law enforcement officer your name is considered obstruction and carries a fine of $1,000.

The province on March 30 issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities. This includes but is not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, benches, skateboard parks picnic areas, and beaches.

Green spaces that you can walk through such as trails, shoreline, and boardwalk areas remain open for walkthrough access provided that individuals maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.

The County has posted signs and barricaded where possible all outdoor recreational amenities. Walking along the Millennium Trail and the waterfront at the Wellington Beach is permitted but congregating on the beach is not allowed and fines will be issued.

County by-law enforcement officers will be monitoring all recreational facilities to ensure compliance with the order. They will also be enforcing the order limiting public gatherings to fewer than five people.

Up to date information on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on the County website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.