BRANTFORD – Effective immediately, all amenities located in any outdoor municipal owned or operated property or park are temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the City of Brantford’s ongoing response to the pandemic and current provincial directives mandating social gatherings of no more than 5 people, Mayor Kevin Davis, has ordered the closure of city amenities such as playground equipment, picnic tables, benches, shelters, exercise equipment, pads, and courts.
The order also closes all municipally-owned golf courses and sports fields for play. However, walking or jogging in these areas while maintaining the mandated minimum 2 metres distancing, is permitted providing all other by-laws and rules are respected.
“The city is taking this extraordinary step on the recommendation of The City’s Emergency Operations Centre to further protect our residents. As this pandemic continues to be a rapidly evolving situation, we appreciate the public’s co-operation in respecting and adhering to all of the restrictions that have been put in place to protect residents of Brantford.”Mayor Kevin Davis, City of Brantford
“Schools, restaurants, faith-based institutions, community centres, libraries and arenas remain closed to help reduce the risk of community transmission,” says Davis. “Today’s order to prohibit use of non-sanitized outdoor amenities is the appropriate next step to further reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.”
Davis also stresses, with residents still returning to the community from March Break or other travel outside of Canada, travelers and snowbirds are reminded they must self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days upon their return to Brantford.