Centre Wellington to reopen outdoor amenities on Saturday

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Officials here have confirmed outdoor recreational facilities in the township will reopen this weekend.

In accordance with the province’s announcement of a gradual lifting of the stay-at-home order, on May 22 Centre Wellington will reopen its sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks.

Outdoor playgrounds remain open.

“We have continued to make decisions and take actions that have been consistent with the advice of our health professionals under the direction of Dr. (Nicola) Mercer and her public health team,” stated Mayor Kelly Linton in the May 21 announcement.

“We need to continue to be socially responsible, maintain social distancing, and follow the public health protocols.

“Vaccinations are key to moving throughout the provinces Roadmap to Reopen; when it is your turn, take the jab.”

Township officials are stressing that no outdoor team sports or recreational classes are permitted and splash pads will remain closed.

Those activities are included in the first step of the province’s reopening plan, which is estimated to begin on June 14.

“Please continue to practice physical distancing of two metres, consider leaving the amenity if it is crowded, consider wearing a mask and follow the posted signage,” states the Centre Wellington press release.

“All other COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect until the stay-at-home order expires on June 2, 2021.”

For the latest information, including changes in operations, visit the township website or its social media accounts.