The limited use of some spaces in City parks and beaches is now permitted. This does not include the use of sports fields and courts.
Individuals and families can now enjoy fresh air and some outdoor activities in City parks. Everyone must also comply with current prohibitions under the Provincial Emergency Orders, including the prohibition on organized public events, gatherings of more than five people, and entry to and use of certain outdoor recreational amenities.
At Britannia Park, the parking barriers are pushed aside, the parking lots are open again.
Areas zoned “Dogs Allowed” are not the same as “Off Leash Dog Parks” which are fenced in areas such as Hampton Park or Jack Purcell. Areas zoned “Dogs Allowed” at Britannia Park, Connaught Park and Lorry Greenberg Park, where dogs are permitted to be off leash are not contravening the provincial order.
Ottawa Public Health continues to advise that limiting activities to members of your own household remains important to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and that physical distancing of at least two metres from non-household members be maintained during these activities.
Examples of permitted activities for individuals in groups of up to five people or members from the same household include:
- Playing catch, kicking a soccer ball and throwing a football
- Flying a kite
- Sitting on a blanket, grass or lawn chair
- Exercising and stretching on a yoga mat, but not in a class
- Letting young children run and burn off some energy