Ontario government has declared a state of emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. Social distancing norms and Public Health orders will be in effect.
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Mandatory Face Coverings By-Law – All residents are required to wear a mask or face covering in all enclosed publicly-accessible spaces in London.
What is allowed to reopen from July 17th:
List: Restaurants will be permitted to resume indoor services. Bars and night clubs will be allowed to serve food and host live entertainment, but dancing will not be allowed indoors.
Fitness facilities, movie theatres, casinos, performance venues and conference centres.
Personal care services can expand to include facial contact — though saunas and steam rooms are still banned under the new rules.
A handful of services and business types remain banned under the relaxed regulations, including amusement and water parks, restaurant buffet service, overnight children’s camps and private karaoke rooms.
Ontario Gathering Limits
Gathering Limits from July 17th – 50 Indoors and 100 Outdoors
Get your tickets toAirshow London on September 12 – 13, 2020 (Drive-in event)
Enroll your kids for the City of London Summer Day Camps
Parks & Outdoor
- Provincial parks and conservation reserves are open. Beaches and washrooms (from June 22 ) are also open.
- Camping at Ontario parks as backcountry & Crown land camping is allowed now and other campgrounds will open on June 22.
- National Parks and Historic Sites
- Golf courses are open. Fanshawe Golf Course and Thames Valley Golf Course
- Off-leash dog parks
- Outdoor sports fields and baseball diamonds
- Benches, picnic tables and park shelters are open for public use – As these amenities are not sanitized, residents should wash or sanitize their hands thoroughly after use.
- Skate parks, Basketball courts, Tennis and pickleball courts, Disc golf
- Parks, green space, trails, and pathways are open with social distancing rules. Some park washroomsare open between 8 am to 7 pm daily.
- Spray pads are open daily from 9 am to 9 pm
- East Park London is open to enjoy mini-golf, go-karts, Driving range, golf courses, and batting cages.
- From June 19, the City will open a curbside lane of Richmond Street to pedestrians and cyclists
- Springbank Park: Park entrances off of Flint Lane and Arboretum Avenue have been closed to motor vehicles, opening them up to pedestrians and cyclists and offering a great view of the magnolias and crab apple trees in bloom.
- Wellington Road: Te City has opened a curbside lane to cyclists and pedestrians travelling in both directions on Wellington Road on Clark’s Bridge over the Thames River. This lane will provide more space for people crossing the river along the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP).
- Drive-in Theatres
- Eldon House
- Stratford Perth Museum
- Museum of Ontario Archaeology
- Fanshawe Pioneer Village
- Budweiser Brew Garden
Places to Visit near London
Food & Grocery
- Grocery Shops
- Restaurants with takeout options, and outdoor dining options including Patios
- Farmers’ Markets with reduced hours
- Covent Garden Market with reduced hours
- All shopping centres, malls with restrictions and guidelines
- Animal services, specifically pet care services, such as grooming and training, and regular veterinary appointments can reopen
- Retail services that are not located in shopping malls and with separate street-front entrances
City Services & Other Facilities
- Online City Services
- All essential services
- London Public Library Online Services
- London transit
- The City of London Social Services will operate with limited services
- Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste collection will continue as scheduled
- Select London Public Library branches will open for Returns and Pick Up Service from next week
- Term memberships at Community and Seniors’ Centres, Seniors’ Satellites, pools, and Storybook Gardens will be extended based on the number of days that recreation facilities are closed.
- Select in-person and by appointment services at City Hall and at 206 Dundas Street
- Household Special Waste Depot and Landfill is open
- London Animal Care Centre, 121 Pine Valley Blvd is open
- The City of London Social Services – Ontario Works (OW) program continues to operate and offer limited services. Select services offered at Social Services Office at Citi Plaza – 355 Wellington Road.
- Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Thames Park Community Pool & South London Community Pool
- Byron Pool, Gibbons Pool, Westminster Pool, Stronach Pool & Select wading pools
- Southcrest Pool, Northeast Pool, Northridge Pool & Silverwood Pool
- Park playgrounds are open
The City is offering learn-to-swim lessons at most aquatics locations beginning July 6. Registration for these lessons will begin on July 2.
WHAT IS CLOSED
Events & Festivals
- All City-organized public events and in-person engagement activities
- The City will be cancelling the existing Summer Day Camp programming.
- Recreation Guide programs and Seniors’ Satellite programs are suspended through the month of June.
- All June leadership programming and June PA Day camps are cancelled, and registrants will automatically be refunded.
- Community and Seniors’ Centres rentals and events for the month of June are being cancelled.
- All June field bookings at City sports fields have been cancelled. No new bookings will be permitted for sports fields.
- All London Knights games
- All London Lightning games
Attractions & Facilities in London Closed
- Allpublically funded schools closed in Ontario until September
- All city-operated facilities and programming are closed. This will result in the closure of Community centres, arenas, pools, Recreation and sport programming, Community rentals.
- Western Fair District’s Sports Centre & Grandstand
- London Children’s Museum
- Museum London
- Budweiser Gardens