Media Release: Covid-19 Update: Outdoor Amenity Restrictions

Posted On Tuesday April 20, 2021

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) On April 16, 2021 the Ontario Government strengthened the enforcement of the province’s Stay-At-Home order and announced several restrictions for outdoor recreation amenities.

Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 all outdoor recreation amenities in Huntsville closed. This includes baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and pickleball courts, skate parks, picnic sites and picnic tables as well as portions of parks that contain outdoor fitness equipment.

Since the April 16th announcement the Province has provided additional guidance on the permitted use of parks, playgrounds and off-leash dog parks:

  • Parks or recreational areas may be open for the purposes of permitting persons to walk through or use portions of the park or recreational area.
  • Playgrounds, play structures, and equipment can be used by children if both the children and their parents can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others (other than a person who is a member of the same household, a member of one other household who lives alone, or a caregiver for any member of either household).
  • Outdoor parks and recreational areas, off-leash dog parks and benches in parks or recreational areas can be used if persons using the amenity maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is also using the facility, other than a person who is a member of the same household, a member of one other household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of either household.

For full details on the enhanced health and safety measures please visit Ontario.ca/covid19

For full details on the April 16 Provincial Announcement, please read the media release at Ontario.ca

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For More Information Contact:

Denise Corry

Chief Administrative Officer

Office 705 789-1751 x 2356

Cell 705 783 0567

Denise.Corry@huntsville.ca