ERIN – The Town of Erin is the latest municipality in Wellington County to announce the reopening of facilities and amenities that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Wednesday (July 22), “all Town of Erin facilities will be opening to the public,” including the administration office, recreational facilities and playgrounds, states a July 17 press release from the town.
“Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these unprecedented times and we look forward to welcoming you back into town facilities,” notes the release.
On July 17, the province entered stage three of its reopening plan, which includes increased limits on public gatherings and the reopening most businesses and amenities, including restaurants and bars (indoor dining), gyms, playgrounds, recreational facilities and movie theatres.
Erin, like most municipalities in the region, closed playgrounds and facilities four months ago, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Town officials are reminding residents that the following guideline/restrictions are in place:
- face coverings are mandatory inside facilities;
- maintain a physical distance of two metres;
- do not enter/use any facilities if you are sick;
- upon entering, sanitize hands and fill out a self-assessment questionnaire;
- clean hands before and after using equipment (it will not be regularly sanitized after opening); and
- minimize physical contact between children.
“As we transition back to allowing public access, we ask that you please be patient as there may be longer than usual lines, due to the reduced number of people allowed to enter the building,” states the town release.
Officials say that to help limit the spread of the virus, staff will not be accepting cash; credit and debit cards will continue to be accepted.
Residents can also access services online and over the phone and can drop payments off at the town’s secure drop box.
For more information visit www.erin.ca or call 519-855-4407.