Re-Opening Announcements

Phases of Re-Opening

The Town of Lincoln continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial Emergency Order remains in effect. While enforcement and education around restrictions will continue, the Town is planning and preparing for a lessening of restrictions. A phased approach focus on recovery has begun with the development of an internal Town of Lincoln recovery team. 

Information and expanded frameworks have been developed and released by the Province of Ontario, with details still to be assessed and shared as it relates to overall operations for government and business. Read Ontario's framework for reopening the province on their website. 


 

Re-Opening Updates

 

  • Effective August 10: Town facilities re-open

     Town Hall, the Fleming Centre, Lincoln Public Library branches re-open to the public. Read the full announcement.

  • Effective July 24: Niagara enters stage 3 of provincial reopening framework

    In stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place. Nearly all businesses and public spaces will be able to gradually reopen in Stage 3, with public health and workplace safety restrictions in place, while some high-risk venues and activities will remain closed until they can safely resume operations. Read the full announcement.

  • Effective June 19: Niagara enters stage 2 of provincial reopening framework

    In Stage 2, additional restrictions will be loosened while emphasizing public health advice, workplace health and safety guidance, and personal and collective responsibilities. More businesses and services will be permitted to open, as well as community, recreational and outdoor spaces. Read the full announcement.

  • Effective June 12: Gatherings of 10 & worship centres at 30% capacity

    Niagara remains in stage one. However, social gatherings increased from five to 10 people across the province, regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2. All places of worship in Ontario will be permitted to open with physical distancing in place and attendance limited to no more than 30%of the building capacity to ensure the safety of worshippers. Read the announcement.

  • Effective June 1: Backcountry camping at Ontario Parks & Crown Lands

    As of June 1, backcountry camping will be available at Ontario Parks, including access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails. Ontario Parks will also be expanding day-use activities to include picnicking and off-leash pet areas. Read the announcement.

  • Effective May 19: Some retail services, some sporting facilities, animal services, some household services, libraries for pick-up, some medical services, media operations, emissions inspection facilities

    A full list and all details can be found on the provincial announcement. 

  • Effective May 16: Golf courses, marinas, private parks & campgrounds, animal boarding

    A full list and all details can be found on the provincial announcement. 

  • Effective May 15: Remaining Ontario provincial parks and conservation reserves

    remaining 115 will open for limited day-use activities. Camping and other activities are not permitted at this time. All buildings and facilities including washrooms, water taps, campgrounds, backcountry campsites, roofed accommodations, playgrounds, and beaches continue to be closed. Visit Ontario Parks to check status of individual parks.

  • Effective May 11: Ontario provincial parks and conservation reserves

    520 provincial parks and conservation reserves open for limited day-use access. Visit Ontario Parks to check status of individual parks. Read the provincial announcement.

  • Effective May 11: Retail stores with a street entrance

    permitted to provide curbside pickup and delivery, in accordance with the Ministry of Health's Guidance Document for Essential Workplaces and occupational health and safety requirements. Read the provincial announcement.

  • Effective May 9: Hardware stores and safety supply stores

    permitted to provide in-store payment and purchases, operating under the same guidelines as grocery stores and pharmacies.

  • Effective May 8: Garden centres & nurseries

    permitted to provide in-store payment and purchases, operating under the same guidelines as grocery stores and pharmacies. 

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