Message from Mayor Frank Campion
Niagara has now moved into Step 3 of the Ontario Government’s Roadmap to Reopening.
Although some City facilities may continue to be closed to the public and services provided may be remotely accessed - we remain open for business. Those wishing to book an appointment will be able to do so online, or by calling 905-735-1700.
The Welland Community Wellness Complex is now open to the public Monday – Wednesday 9 AM – 7 PM and Thursday – Friday 9 AM – 4:30 PM.
The following modified city services are now available:
- Computer Lab are permitted to operate with capacity limits. Each computer table has disinfectant wipes and sanitizer bottles, 5 permitted in room at one time, 2-hour bookable timeslots, mask must be worn, and equipment sanitized when completed.
- Billiards Room will open with each table having a sanitizer bottle; middle table closed; 4 permitted in room at one time, 2-hour bookable timeslots, mask must be worn at all times.
- Woodshop will open with 2 permitted in room at one time; bookable timeslots available.
- The Fitness Room will host a max amount 6 – 1-hour bookable timeslots. Mask are to be worn until start of work out.
A few highlights of the Step 3 re-opening strategy:
- indoor gatherings with a maximum of 25 people and outdoor gatherings with a maximum of 100 people. A two-metre distance must be maintained at all gatherings and events.
- indoor dining is now permitted; there is no limit on the number of people per table. Physical distancing must be practiced between people at different tables.
- all retail may open with capacity limited by physical distancing.
- indoor facilities may open at 50% including indoor pools.
For further details on Step 3 visit, O. Reg. 364/20: RULES FOR AREAS AT STEP 3 (ontario.ca)
We are making good progress on vaccinations with Canada being one of the highest vaccinated countries. Vaccines are safe and effective at reducing the risk of infections and death from COVID-19. I received my second shot and am now fully vaccinated. I strongly urge everyone to do the same and get the shot as soon as you are eligible to keep yourself and others safe. We can all avoid the risk of a 4th wave and help stop the pandemic by getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
A reminder to get vaccinated…it’s a shot in the arm for local businesses!
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