WELLAND – On Thursday, January 14, at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is implementing a Stay-at-Home order that requires all residents to stay at home with exceptions for essential services such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, essential work and exercise. These measures were put into place to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19.
In accordance with Ontario Regulation 82/20, as amended by Regulation 6/21, the following city services and programming changes will be mandated:
Welland Arenas: Effective immediately, the Jack Ballantyne Memorial Youth Arena will be closed for the remainder of the 2020/2021 season.
Welland Community Wellness Complex (WCWC): The Welland Community Wellness Complex will remain closed. Staff anticipate the WCWC will re-open for winter programs on Feb. 22, 2021. Further information in regards to reopening will be communicated on or before the week of Feb. 1, 2021. For the latest updates and information on program schedules and COVID-19 facility procedures, visit wellness.welland.ca.
Outdoor facilities: Playgrounds will remain open however outdoor public gatherings are restricted to a limit of 5 people with limited exceptions. Please consult the Provincial website for full details regarding gathering restrictions https://covid-19.ontario.ca/.
Commissioning Services: Commissioning services will be available by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, please contact 905-735-1700, ext. 0
For more information on City of Welland services, visit welland.ca.
For more information on Ontario’s response to COVID-19 visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca.
(Source: City of Welland news release)