City Services Continue to Reopen Under Step 2 of Provincial Reopening Plan

Published on: 2021/06/28 - in Releases

RELEASE — Additional City services, facilities and amenities will be reopening as part of the move to Step 2 of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, effective Wednesday, June 30 at 12:01 a.m.

The focus of Step 2 is on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn, with other restrictions in place. Please review the list below, refer to the City’s COVID-19 page, and sign up for the City’s COVID-19 bulletin for complete reopening details.

Any person who enters a City facility or uses a recreation amenity should maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household and/or family). For additional details, please refer to the Province of Ontario’s News Release.

Effective this Wednesday, June 30, up to 25 people will be allowed to gather outdoors, including those not from your household. This includes in City parks, outdoor public spaces, picnic tables, and the bistro tables and chairs in Springer Market Square. The maximum for indoor gatherings is limited to up to five people. On June 22, Council also approved temporary arts and culture noise exemptions, where deemed appropriate, to support the recovery of the arts and culture sectors as the reopening progresses.

Also effective as of June 30, sports fields will be permitted for team play; permits are required and will be coordinated with partner and adult groups. Aquafit numbers will increase to 15 individuals per class, with physical distancing of 2 metres in place, while outdoor fitness classes will begin with pre-registration available at Indoor facilities will remain closed except for high-performance athletes and day camps.

Effective next Monday, July 5, the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) and Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 196 Lappan’s Lane return to regular operating hours, as follows:

  • KARC Administration Office open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • KARC Recycling Depot open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility open Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A reminder that City Hall and the Payment Centre, at 216 Ontario St., as well as the City satellite office at 1211 John Counter Blvd., have been open to the public since June 14.

COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open

The COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open for booked appointments. Residents are reminded to park at the south end of the INVISTA Centre and access the clinic through the south entrance. KFL&A Public Health asks residents to not arrive more than 10 minutes before their appointments and to wait in their vehicles or outside (maintain 2 metres of physical distance from others). For more information about booking an appointment visit the KFL&A Public Health website.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 on KFL&A Public Health’s site

Release source: City of Kingston
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