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South Frontenac issues gradual reopening plan

Photo by Tori Stafford.

The Township of South Frontenac released a statement today, Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, keeping residents up to date on the gradual reopening of municipal services as the region moves into Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening plan.

Earlier this week, the Province announced that the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A) region is permitted to enter Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening framework, effective Friday, Jul. 17th, 2020.

Stage 3 reopening measures allow indoor gatherings of up to 50 people, outdoor gatherings up to 100 people, and the opening of additional types of business and public spaces that were previously restricted under Stage 2.

Read our article on KFL&A moving into stage 3 here.

Availability of Outdoor Recreational Spaces

South Frontenac Township will be phasing in the reopening of its outdoor facilities to ensure that those spaces can be operated while upholding safeguards for the health and safety of Township staff and residents.

Dates for the reopening of outdoor amenities are proposed as follows:

  • Doubles play for Pickleball is now permitted on Township courts;
  • Benches and shelters are available for use, effective Friday Jul. 17th, 2020;
  • Playground structures will reopen Friday Jul. 24th, 2020; and
  • Sports fields will be available for bookings as of Tuesday Aug. 4th, 2020

Indoor Facilities

Indoor facilities will remain closed at this time, but will be available for booking at a future date.

South Frontenac Township is working to ensure safety protocols are in place for each facility prior to permitting public access, including new booking procedures, limitations on use, and proper sanitization. You can keep up to date on the availability of the indoor facilities by visiting www.southfrontenac.net/covid19.

The Township offices at 4432 George Street in Sydenham, and Public Services offices at 2490 Keeley Road remain open but subject to mandatory mask wearing and other protocols.

During the pandemic and current state of emergency, the Township of South Frontenac is committed to balancing community needs and desires with safety when determining the best approach for reopening facilities and other amenities.

Guidelines from the Provincial ‘Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 3

Further updates about South Frontenac Township’s facilities, service delivery, and health and safety measures are available through their website, social media platforms, the banner in theFrontenac News and other media channels. All protocols are developed with guidance
from KFL&A Public Health and in accordance with Provincial regulations.

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