Wellington North cancels public skating, considering other cancellations

KENILWORTH – As COVID-19 evolves, Wellington North North Mayor Andy Lennox says the township is working to ensure the continuity of essential services such as fire, water/ wastewater and road maintenance.

In a statement released March 13, Lennox adds the township is working with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, the County of Wellington and Guelph Wellington Emergency Medical Service and monitoring the situation closely.

Lennox added the virus is not being reported as circulating locally.

“All our public facilities are being sanitized according to Public Health Ontario guidelines,” Lennox stated.

“At this time all public skating is cancelled until further notice starting March 16.”

Any groups or individuals who wish to cancel a facility rental are being offered full refunds (519-848-3620 ext 4335 or centralbookings@wellington-north.com).

Further closures of public facilities will be considered as conditions change.

Township clerk Karren Wallace noted Wellington North took part in an 11am conference call with county staff and the other lower-tier municipalities.

That call was immediately followed with a meeting of Wellington North’s senior management.

She noted the recreation department is working to determine whether events would continue or have to be cancelled.

For a complete list of county closures due to COVID-19, click here.

For the latest health information regarding COVID-19, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.