COVID-19


Huron Perth Public Health is the lead agency working with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and healthcare providers to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take actions as appropriate. Central Huron is following recommendations from Huron Perth Public Health to ensure we are prepared to respond to the situation as it evolves.

For general information on COVID-19 please visit the Huron Perth Public Health website.

What we're doing

The Municipality of Central Huron is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:

  • Maintaining important services like fire, police and paramedics, as well as garbage and recycling collection
  • Offering an up-to-date directory of shops, restaurants and services
  • Communicating with the County of Huron and Huron Perth Public Health

What's open and closed

All Central Huron facilities are currently closed to the public. Some services remain operational and will be delivered in a way that protects the healthy and safety of our residents and staff.

A list of municipal facilities that are closed indefinitely is available below. Please note, municipal staff remain in place at some facilities and are offering limited services during this closure. Click on the facility or department for full details and contact information. 

Operational Services
 
Council Meetings
Status

Council meetings are currently being held electronically.  Details on dates and how to attend council meetings is posted on the events calendar.

Contact

Email: info@centralhuron.com

Phone: 519-482-3997

Central Huron Fire Department
Status
Contact

Dave Renner - Fire Chief

519-482-3997 ext. 1740

E-Mail this contact

Mid-Huron Recycling
Status

Curbside garbage and recycling collection will continue as scheduled

Contact

Bluewater Recycling Association: 519-228-6678

info@bra.org

 Water and Sewer Services
Status

Water and Sewer services are an essential service and are currently operating as normal.

Contact

Ian Koetsier - Engineering Coordinator

519-482-3997 ext. 1227

E-Mail this contact

Emergency Contact: 1-888-403-9059

Facilities, Departments, and Services
 
 Holmesville Hall, Londesborough Hall, Auburn Hall and Central Huron Community Complex
 
Status

All properties are open for rentals, observing all current COVID protocols including capacity limits

 

Contact

Steve Duizer - Facilities Manager

519-482-3997 ext. 1226

E-Mail this contact

  Central Huron Parks, Playgrounds, Pool, and Splash Pad
Status

PARKS:

The following parks are now open to the public; Londesborough, Auburn, Holmesville and Clinton Ball Diamonds*, the Clinton Skate Park and Pavilion, Soccer fields, the Auburn dog park and the remainder of the parks. Current Health protocols must be followed.

*Please Note: The Clinton Raceway Diamonds are not available for use before 1:00 PM, daily.

Play Structures are NOW OPEN. No enhanced sanitizing regime is being follow so please remember to use proper hand sanitizing procedures. 

BEACH ACCESS:

Municipal Beach Accesses are NOW OPEN - please practice physical distancing protocols

SPLASH PAD:

The Splash Pad will be open as of June 17, 2020 8 AM - 8 PM
The Splash Pad will be unsupervised, and while it will be checked and cleaned daily, staff will not be sanitizing all features or play areas. Residents should wash or sanitize their hands after use. Please ensure that proper physical distancing is taking place. There is a MAXIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE allowed on the splash pad at one time. 

POOL:

Open seasonally, observing all current COVID protocols including capacity limits.

 

PUBLIC WASHROOMS:

The washrooms at the Clinton Community Park, 95 Park Lane, are now open for public use from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - they will be cleaned once a day from Monday to Friday, but no enhanced sanitization beyond that, so proper hand sanitizing practices and COVID protocols should be followed. 

 

Contact

Steve Duizer - Facilities Manager

519-482-3997 ext. 1226

E-Mail this contact
 Leaf and Yard Waste
Status

Leaf bags and curbside pickup will be offered every Thursday. The Compost Site is still currently open for those who wish to take their own leaves and compost, the drop off site is at 40131 Hydro Line Road - just east of the Cemetery.

The hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. Brush must be tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet, and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. Only leaves, brush, grass clippings, and kitchen compost are acceptable at this facility. This facility does not accept plastics, metal, lumber, cement, tires, or other garbage.

Please contact the Municipal Office at 519-482-3997 for further information.

What do I need to attend a Central Huron Recreation Facility?

Users of Central Huron recreation facilities will be required to actively screen for COVID-19 symptoms by completing the below form and will be required provide proof of vaccination as outlined below prior to entering a Central Huron recreation facility.

 Proof of Vaccination

 

Effective September 22, 2021, any individual 12 years of age or older must provide proof of vaccination prior to entering a Central Huron recreation facility subject to exemptions listed below. The requirements and protocols being implemented are based on The Province on Ontario’s Reopening Ontario Act, and The Huron Perth Public Health Unit recommendations.

The exemptions to the general proof of vaccination policy are as follows:

  • Any patron under the age of 18 who is attending an indoor recreation facility for the purpose of participating in a “youth recreational sport” is exempt from providing proof of vaccination prior to entry;
  • All patrons who attend an indoor recreational facility who claim a medical exemption are required to provide a medical doctor’s note;

Please note that any individual 18 years of age or older who is attending an indoor recreation facility for the purpose of “youth recreational sport” is required to provide proof of vaccination prior to entry, regardless of status as a coach, official or volunteer.

In addition, an individual or group renting a Municipal facility (excluding the Eastlink Arena) will be required to verify proof of vaccination for any attendees who are 12 years of age or older (i.e. eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on their age).

All CHCC walking track users must check in at the YMCA desk to verify vaccination before proceeding to the track. YMCA membership is not required.


(Central Huron Recreation Facilities include: The CHCC (Eastlink Arena, Libro Hall), Clinton Town Hall Auditorium, Holmesville Hall, Auburn Hall, Londesboro Hall, Kinburn Hall, and Clinton Raceway Grandstand.)

 

 

 

 

 

1) Who is Required to Show Proof of Vaccine to enter the Arena, Halls or Community Centre?
All patrons 12 years and older entering the East Link Arena, Auburn, Kinburn, Londesboro & Holmesville Halls and the Libro Hall will be required to complete a screening assessment.  Upon successful screening, patrons will be asked to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and proof of identification.  Fully vaccinated is defined as having two doses at least 14 days prior to the date of visiting the facility.
2) I am a parent brining my child to the Arena, am I required to show Vaccine Proof?
Yes, everyone who is over 12 must be fully vaccinated to enter the facilities.
3) Are there exemptions to the policy? 

• Children under 12 years of age (are required to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult)
• Patrons under 18 years of age who are entering the indoor facility for the purpose of sports and recreation fitness activities solely for the purpose of actively participating in an organized sport
• The exemption does not apply to youth who are spectators at sports events. Spectators between 12-18 years are not exempt from vaccine proof.
• Patrons with written documentation from a physician or nurse practitioner stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccination against Covid-19, and the effective time period for the medical reason.

4) If I leave the Arena or Hall am I required to show my Vaccine Proof to re-enter?
Yes, each time you enter the facility you will be required to show your proof of vaccine and ID. You will only need to complete the health screening once per day. The reason for this is that we do not store any private health information such as vaccine receipts and therefore have no other way to verify proof of vaccines. 
5) Are masks required to be worn?
Yes. Masks are required to be worn indoors at all times with the exception of participants exercising or playing sports. This includes coaches and volunteers on the bench and players in the dressing rooms. 
6) I have multiple children participating in activities at different times. Can we all enter the facility at the same time?
We are asking that participants arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time as this allows us to manage the capacity requirements for our facility. In the event that a sibling is waiting for their ice time in the stands, please note that all spectators over the age of 12 are required to be fully vaccinated. 
Questions? 

Reach out to any of our staff and we will be happy to help you. Please be patient with us as the information surrounding this policy continues to evolve. 

 

 

 Active Screening Form

Please complete the COVID-19 active screening form prior to attending a Central Huron recreation facilities.  Paper forms will be available, however, it is strongly recommended that the online form be completed in advance to avoid line ups and long wait times to enter facilities.