Restrictions eased on Fort Erie outdoor spaces

Town of Fort Erie press release – As the Niagara Region cautiously moves forward to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, some restrictions are being lifted while others are staying in place in the Town of Fort Erie.

Boat ramps were opened as of this past weekend for public use. Anyone who chooses to use the boat ramps should be sure to follow the best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by Niagara Region Public Health. These include frequent washing/sanitization of hands, physical separation, avoiding touching of shared surfaces and staying home if displaying symptoms or having been in contact with cases of the virus.

Organized sports are still restricted on municipal fields, given their necessity for the gathering of groups. Parks are open for passive use only. Playgrounds and their equipment, benches, washrooms, sport courts, and beaches remain closed at this time. We ask the public to continue being patient as staff work on plans to safely reopen park amenities and beaches for active use.

The opening of outdoor spaces in Fort Erie aligns with the announcements made from the Province of Ontario. On May 14, the Province announced that certain outdoor amenities, such as golf courses and marinas, opened on May 16.

Regional and municipal governments continue ongoing work to map Niagara’s path forward as the Province enters through its first phase of recovery with reopening several non-essential business categories like retail operations and all construction projects.

To read more about the Town’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.forterie.ca/pages/Covid19News. Residents can visit the page for updates, and should watch the Town’s social media channels or subscribe for Fort Erie COVID-19 alerts and updates.

 

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