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Outdoor amenities reopening in Tiny Township

Openings slated over next two weeks
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NEWS RELEASE
TOWNSHIP OF TINY
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The Township of Tiny is working diligently to reopen outdoor amenities throughout the municipality, further to the Provincial Government’s implementation of Stage 1 – A Framework for Reopening our Province.

The Province has not mandated a timeline for reopening amenities; the Township has discretion to reopen amenities as it feels ready to do so. The health and safety of our residents and community remains our top priority. New health and safety protocols are being put in place for each amenity prior to reopening and will be posted on site.

The Township of Tiny is working to reopen the amenities listed below. Amenities not included in this list will be considered for reopening in a future phase.

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Any person using these outdoor amenities (once opened) must adhere to the following regulations:
  • Team sports are not to be played or practiced on the fields/courts;
  • Practice physical distancing in accordance with public health guidelines; and
  • Any sports or games that are likely to result in individuals not being able to comply with physical distancing requirements are not allowed.

The forecasted reopening dates listed above are tentative. Visit www.tiny.ca/coronavirus to view the current reopening status of municipal amenities. Reopening dates may be impacted by Provincial directives, public health guidelines, staffing levels, and unforeseen circumstances. The limited municipal staffing will affect the speed with which amenities will be reopened. Additional personnel are being deployed to address this issue.

“Because of the efforts of our residents to help control the spread of COVID-19, we are able to reopen some Township services and amenities,” said Mayor Cornell. “This will be an ongoing process with safety, not speed, as our top priority. Let’s continue to work together to overcome these challenging times.”

Public beaches remain open for walk-through use only. We recognize that our beaches are a major attraction amongst both residents and visitors. To protect the health and safety of our community, the Township is preventing the congregation of people on beaches. Activities such as sitting/laying on the beach, swimming, fishing from the shore, etc. are not permitted.

Water sports, such as paddle boarding and kayaking, are discouraged, as they could result in increased complaints or the potential for an emergency rescue should you not be able to return to shore safely.

The “walk-through use only” restriction has been lifted for parks, trails and greenspaces. Use of some amenities will be permitted in these areas, further to amendments to the Provincial Emergency Order (Ontario Regulation 104/20). Some amenities will remain closed and will be identified as such with signage and caution tape.

All Provincial Emergency Orders must be adhered to when using outdoor amenities. As of May 22, 2020, social gatherings of more than 5 people remain strictly prohibited unless all of the individuals reside in the same household (Ontario Regulation 52/20).

To ensure that the reopening of outdoor amenities is a success, residents and visitors should continue to follow public health guidelines, such as practising physical distancing, wearing a face mask when physical distancing is difficult or not possible, regular handwashing and staying at home when ill.

To report an allegation of non-compliance with the Provincial Emergency Orders, please call the OPP non-emergency line (1-888-310-1122). The OPP will forward COVID-19 complaints to the Township’s Municipal Law Enforcement Department, where applicable, for further action. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only.

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