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South Frontenac issues sport court update, outdoor facility reminders

Photo by Tori Stafford.

The Township of South Frontenac released a statement today, Friday, Jul. 10, 2020, keeping residents up to date on information and changes to municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updates for public sports courts

Tennis can now be played as doubles matches.

  • Maintain the physical distance of two meters from other players, unless they are in your “social bubble.”
  • Minimize competitive play to ensure minimal amounts of intense play that may interfere with the positioning of players.
  • Maintain communication with fellow players while playing to determine who is taking each shot (to avoid accidental contact).
  • Sanitize hands frequently and avoid touching balls other than your own.

Due to smaller court size, Pickleball is limited to singles play.

Other general reminders:

  • Playgrounds, water fountains and play structures remain closed at this time.
  • Public beaches are now open.
  • Washroom facilities at Point Park are open daily between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Portable toilets are available at all other locations.
  • Facility users must observe the 10-person maximum group size mandated by the provincial government and continue to maintain physical distancing measures. Wear a mask when physical distancing can be challenge, as recommended by KFL&A Public Health.
  • Please continue to take your garbage and recycling home with you, or place it in the receptacles provided.

“The decision for reopening, limited use, and the protective measures are aligned with the provincial government’s guidelines for second stage re-opening and O. Reg. 82/20- made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act- Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses,” stated Neil Carbone, Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of South Frontenac in a statement. “Moving forward during the pandemic and current state of emergency, the Township is committed to balancing community needs and desires with safety when determining how to approach the reopening of facilities and other outdoor amenities.”

Updates about the Township’s health and safety measures, service delivery, and facilities will be posted to their social media profiles and their website.

Township offices are open to the public, and patrons are required to wear a face mask when entering the building. More information on the Township’s Covid-19 response can be found on their website: www.southfrontenac.net.

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