City Urges Residents To Follow Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework

Skaters, hockey players at Welland’s Woodlawn Park on Sunday/File photo Joe Barkovich

WELLAND – The City of Welland would like to remind the public that there are many outdoor opportunities to keep active safely while indoor recreation opportunities are on hold to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors to outdoor skating surfaces are asked to exercise caution before skating as ice may not be fully formed and thin in areas. Visitors are also asked to wear a mask or face covering, leave any non-essential personal belongings at home and ensure physical distancing is maintained while on the ice surfaces or taking part in other outdoor activities such as walking, cross country skiing and tobogganing.

As part of the COVID-19 Response Framework Grey/Lockdown measures, outdoor recreational amenities are open with restrictions, for example, no team sports such as hockey are to be played or practiced. Effective Thursday, January 14, the Province of Ontario will restrict outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings to a limit of five people.

During normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM), concerns around enforcement of COVID-19 emergency orders, please contact By-Law Enforcement Division at 905-735-1700 Ext. 2224; by email at bylaw_enforc@welland.ca

After 4:30 pm, COVID-19 concerns should be directed to the Region of Niagara’s information line at (905) 984-3690 or 1 (877) 552-5579 for further bylaw response and assistance.

(Source: City of Welland news release)

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