Here’s what is changing in Scugog with Step 3 reopening

Scugog – Effective 12:01 am Friday, July 16 the province entered Step 3 of the Reopening Plan. The plan provides guidance for small businesses, retail and restaurant sector. Indoor gathering thresholds, outdoor recreation amenities have increased. Indoor social gatherings and organized public events are permitted with capacity limits. Masks must be worn and physical distancing must be maintained.

Scugog municipal services will continue to be offered by phone or virtually and the document drop box remains available. Effective August 3, select municipal administration services will be available in person by appointment only. To connect with staff, please use the staff directory at scugog.ca/contact or call 905-985-7346 for assistance.

Below is a list of service changes and updates:

Municipal Office – 181 Perry Street

  • Effective August 3, select municipal in person services available by appointment only (no walk-ins).
  • Municipal services include but are not limited to: Clerks Services, Finance and Tax, Development and Planning, By-law and Public Works

Virtual services remain the preferred option visit scugog.ca/covid19 for more details.

Fire Administration Services – 30 Crandell Street

  • Effective August 3, open by appointment only (no walk-ins).

 Outdoor sports and recreational amenities

  • Includes: splash pad, ball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, skateparks and disc golf course
  • Outdoor capacity is 75%
  • Outdoor spectators must wear a mask if they are closer than 2m from anyone outside of their household
  • Tournaments will be permitted at Carolyn Best Diamonds only – no tournaments at Joe Fowler North and South or Seagrave
  • Public engaged in sport or games do not required to be masked
  • No modification of the sport required
  • All leagues must provide their safety plan and to the Township prior to booking approval
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

Special Outdoor Events (Park bookings)

  • Maximum occupancy for outdoor events not to exceed 75% capacity
  • Exclusive use of the park requires approval from council
  • Organizers are reminded to obtain permits for park use such as family barbeques, gazebo usage and picnic shelters
  • Permit and safety plan required to finalize booking
  • Organizers must demonstrate control attendance with a defined entrance and exit
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)

  • Recreation programming will resume indoors with a capacity of 50%
  • Ice bookings resume August 30 and additional recreation programming anticipated to begin in September
  • Public will be actively screened when entering the facility and name and contact information will be recorded for contact tracing as per public health requirements
  • Areas will be used to facilitate the vaccination clinic as well as heat emergency cooling station may be permitted as required

Meeting Rooms and Community Halls

  • Open for rentals with indoor capacity of 50%, capacity limits will be posted
  • Masks required indoors
  • Space must be configured with patrons seated at different tables separated by at least 2m unless from the same household
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

 Wedding and Religious Ceremonies

  • Permitted with restrictions

Scugog Shores Museum and Village

  • Open for tours of the museum village Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Capacity limits – 75% outdoors, 50% indoors – masks required indoors

 Scugog Memorial Public Library

  • Full access to library building, bookshelves, computers and printers
  • Total number of people in the building at any one time must not exceed 50% capacity
  • Reduced operating hours retained throughout the summer
  • Room bookings limited to study rooms (2 person limit)
  • Programs will continue to be offered via Facebook and YouTube
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to the public until September

For more information please visit: www.scugoglibrary.ca.

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