RELEASE –It is our goal to keep residents up to date on all changes and information related to municipal service delivery and enhanced precautions that have been put in place to help protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changes to Public Sport Courts
Double play for tennis is now permitted on Township courts. While utilizing courts, players must:
- Maintain a physical distance of two meters from each other (unless they are from the same ‘social bubble’);
- Avoid touching tennis balls other than your own;
- Hand sanitize frequently;
- Keep in constant communication with other players during the match to determine who will strike (in order to reduce the chance of coming in close contact with each other);
- Keep play recreational and non-competitive in nature to reduce the likelihood of intense play that might interfere with the controlled positioning of players. Pickleball play is still limited to singles play at this time due to the smaller court size.
- Public beaches are now open.
- The Point Park washroom facilities are open from 8:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. daily. All other locations have portable toilets.
- Users of these facilities must adhere to the provincially mandated maximum of 10-person group sizes and continue to physically distance themselves by two meters. KFL&A Public Health recommends that a mask be worn in situations where physical distancing is challenging.
- Playgrounds, play structures and water fountains remain closed at this time.
- Help us keep our parks and green spaces clean and safe by using the garbage and recycling receptacles provided or by bringing your waste home with you.
The decision for reopening, limited use, and the protective measures are aligned with the provincial government’s guidelines for second stage re-opening and O. Reg. 82/20- made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act- Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses.
Moving forward during the pandemic and current state of emergency, the Township is committed to balancing community needs and desires with safety when determining how to approach the reopening of facilities and other outdoor amenities.
With guidance from KFL&A Public Health, further updates about the Township’s service delivery, facilities, and health and safety measures are available through our website, social media platforms, our banner in the Frontenac News and other media channels.
As a reminder, Township offices are open to the public, but require that patrons wear a face mask when entering the building. For more information about the Township’s response to COVID-19 please visit our website: www.southfrontenac.net.