Coronavirus Update - FAQs for Lincoln Citizens re: Closures & Restrictions
Mandatory Closures, Restrictions & Enforcement
FAQs for Lincoln Citizens
A reminder to all residents, Lincoln is in a State of Emergency. This means we do not go about our regular daily activities. We ask that You Do Your Part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The nice weather is upon us and it's tempting to get outside. However, as per our Public Heath officials we are at a critical stage in fighting COVID-19, and the most important measure is staying home.
We thank our citizens who continue to abide by the recent public health directives & mandatory emergency order for closures & restrictions.
We continue to get questions about certain scenarios. The following should help clarify the restrictions & orders.
1. What are the restrictions around local parks?
Please check our Facility & Service Impacts page for most up to date information on the closure status of our parks
While restrictions are still in effect limiting groups to no more than five people and requiring a two-metre physical separation, residents can use parks and outdoor sports fields, with some limitations. Activities that are now allowed in these areas include:
- Individual activities, such as yoga
- Playing soccer or catch, flying a kite or other similar activities with members of your own household
- Relaxing in your own chair or on a blanket
- Some previously closed amenities are also re-opening, including:
- Leash-free dog parks
- Tennis courts
- Boat launches”
2. Can 6 people/neighbours and I get together outside, if we maintain 6 feet?
- No. Social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. Strict exceptions include households of more than five people, and child care centres serving essential workers.
- Right now, it's more important than ever to stay home unless for an essential outing like the grocery store or pharmacy. Please connect with your loved ones virtually as much as possible.
- Province of Ontario News Release: Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions
3. Can any non-essential businesses remain open?
- A full list of other essential business that can remain open are found here on the Government of Ontario's website
4. How is non-compliance of restrictions being enforced?
- Our local municipal law officers & Niagara Regional Police Services are enforcing these closures & restrictions as per the provincial emergency order
- Not following these directives may result in significant monetary penalties and fines
- Failing to comply with an emergency order carries a fine of $750 per offense, and up to $1,000 for obstructing those attempting to carry out their duties under the Act.
- If you have a concern, visit our website for who to contact
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