City Outlines Changes as More Restrictions are Lifted March 1
The City of Windsor is looking forward to the further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the Province of Ontario on March 1, and Windsor City Council is moving in lock step.
At today’s City Council meeting, a motion was approved to rescind the proof of vaccination required from anyone entering a City-owned indoor recreation venue or facility. This follows the announcement made on February 25, 2022, by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit rescinding their Letter of Instruction relating to recreation facilities. Residents visiting City recreation and culture facilities can expect the following as of March 1:
Removal of the requirement to provide proof of full vaccination and valid identification
Transition from active screening to passive screening, with each person entering a facility being required to self-screen based on information posted at facility entrances
Removal of capacity limits at all indoor and outdoor facilities
Gradual removal of the requirement to pre-register for select activities
Participants are reminded of the following:
Masks will continue to be required unless the participant is engaging in physical activity or is eating or drinking. (During those circumstances the mask can be temporarily removed.)
Physical distancing is strongly recommended.
Do not attend any facility or program if you are sick.
Residents will also notice the gradual re-opening of Customer Care at Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, Forest Glade Community Centre, Constable John Atkinson Memorial Community Centre, and Gino & Liz Marcus Community Complex, which is expected to begin the week of April 4, 2022.
Programming and Customer Care will also continue to expand based on demand and staff availability.
With a return to more in-person opportunities, the City of Windsor Recreation and Culture Department is excited to be hiring for guide, program instructor (includes day camp), and lifeguard positions, and interested applicants are encouraged to visit Current Job Postings for more information. Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will remain a requirement for employment.
Access to other municipal buildings such as 350 City Hall Square West and 400 City Square Hall East will continue to be by appointment as much as possible in an effort to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Masks will be required, though proof of vaccination will no longer be needed. Please Note: Rules surrounding access to Huron Lodge are unchanged. Visit the Huron Lodge web page for the latest information.
We will continue to review our services and operations as more restrictions are lifted going forward and will share any further changes when applicable.
For more information on city services and COVID impacts, please visit the COVID page on citywindsor.ca.