Ontario government has announced that some more outdoor recreational amenities will reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
This was announced today while the province released a three-step plan to reopen Ontario starting June 14th.
The province will reopen outdoor recreational amenities like golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks.
No outdoor sports or recreational classes will be permitted.
Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people, which will allow these amenities to be used for up to five people, including members of different households.
All other public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake will remain in effect.
List of Outdoor Recreational Amenities Opening on May 22nd
1. Parks and recreational areas.
2. Baseball diamonds.
3. Batting cages.
4. Soccer, football and sports fields.
5. Tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts.
6. Basketball courts.
8. Skate parks.
9. Golf courses and driving ranges.
10. Frisbee golflocations.
11. Cycling tracks and bike trails.
12. Horse riding facilities.
13. Shooting ranges, including those operated by rod and gun clubs.
14. Ice rinks.
15. Tobogganing hills.
16. Snowmobile, cross country ski,_ dogsledding, ice skating and snow shoe trails.
18. Portions of parks or recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment.
19. Arche1y ranges.
20. Boat and watercraft launches.
21. Lawn game courts, including lawn bowling, bocce and croquet courts.
22. Splash pads/spray pads
Recognizing that splash/spray pads, like other outdoor recreational amenities, can be safely enjoyed, we have amended the regulation to align splash pads/spray pads with other outdoor recreational amenities.
Splash/spray pads will be allowed to open 12:01 a.m. on May 22nd.
— Lisa MacLeod (@MacLeodLisa) May 21, 2021
An outdoor recreational amenity described in subsection may only open if,
- any person who enters or uses the amenity maintains a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is using the amenity;
- team sports are not practised or played within the amenity;
- other sports or games that are likely to result in individuals coming within two metres of each other are not practised or played within the amenity; and
- any locker rooms, change rooms, showers, clubhouses, restaurants, pools, meeting rooms, fitness centres or other recreational facilities on the premises remain closed, except to the extent they provide access to equipment storage, a washroom or a portion of the amenity that is used to provide first aid.
- Marinas, boating clubs and other organizations that maintain docking facilities for members or patrons that meet the following condition: Any clubhouse, restaurant, pool, communal steam room, sauna or whirlpool, meeting room, fitness centre or another recreational facility on the premises must be closed to the public, except for any portion of those areas that is used to provide first aid services, provide take-out or delivery service, contains a washroom.