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COVID-19 – Campgrounds, Trailer Parks & Resorts

Last reviewed/updated 11:54 A.M, June 15, 2020

Ontario Parks campgrounds and private campgrounds can also open for recreational vehicle, car camping and all other types of camping. The government is allowing short term rentals, including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs to resume operations in Ontario starting on Friday, June 5 at 12:01 am.  

Owners should consult health and safety guidelines related to the tourism and hospitality sector when considering how they can reopen their doors to guests. Operators and guests should continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash hands frequently. 

  • Guests must adhere to social gathering size restrictions (no more than 10) and maintain two-metrephysical distancing with people outside their household, or social-circle when outside of their campsites or cottage rental. 

Peterborough Public Health hosted a webinar offering guidance and support to the tourism and hospitality sector, specific to Resorts and Trailer Parks. Click here to access a recording of the webinar. 

Click here to access a copy of the webinar slide deck. 

Before heading to your campground or trailer park, contact the facility to ensure that it is open and able to accept campers/residents overnight. 

If you are a campground or trailer park operator and you have additional questions about opening, please contact the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. 

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There are specific guidance documents for the tourism and hospitality sector, which have been developed, along with many other resources regarding the prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace, which can be found here. More information can also be found on our COVID-19 workplace webpage. 

 

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Campgrounds & Trailer Parks
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Short-term Rentals
Resorts & Seasonal Cottage Businesses

If the answer is on this page, check out our FAQ page or submit your question in the form below.

Campgrounds & Trailer Parks

f you are a resort owner or operator and have additional questions, please contact the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. 

There are specific guidance documents for the tourism and hospitality sector, which have been developed, along with many other resources regarding the prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace, which can be found here. More information can also be found on our COVID-19 workplace webpage. 

Resources: 

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Short-Term Rentals

The government is allowing short term rentals, including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs to resume operations in Ontario starting on Friday, June 5 at 12:01 am.

Owners should consult health and safety guidelines related to the tourism and hospitality sector when considering how they can reopen their doors to guests. Operators and guests should continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash hands frequently.

Owners should consult:

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Resorts & Seasonal Cottage Businesses

Can my resort open?

  • Seasonal resorts would still be required to comply with all applicable legal requirements of Ontario Regulation 319/08 (Small Drinking Water Systems) regarding “Notification of Intent to Supply” (see section 5 (6)).

Pools and Water Facilities

All indoor and outdoor swimming pools and outdoor splash pads and wading pools may open to the public with no access to high-contact aquatic features such as slides and climbing structures.

  • This includes public pools as well as pools situated in hotels, motels, condo parks, resorts and other private facilities.
  • Waterparks, wave pools and water slides will not be permitted to reopen in Stage 2.
  • Change rooms and showers will be available to the public if operators can adequately sanitize and disinfect the facilities.
  • Persons in the place of business shall maintain physical distancing of at least two metres from each other at all times by:
  • Reducing resting areas and pool capacity.
  • Limiting and distancing pool-side seating.
  • Timed entry (e.g., appointment only).
  • Equipment rented or loaned must be disinfected or quarantined appropriately between uses.
  • Aquatic activities such as fitness classes and swim lessons must be in line with physical distancing measures. For example, only other household members can assist swimmers with physical contact.

REOPENING YOUR POOL OR RECREATIONAL WATER FACILITY

If a pool or spa is closed for construction, alteration, or closure of more than four weeks, an inspection must be conducted prior to reopening.

All public pool and public spa operators must provide Peterborough Public Health 14 days’ notice of their intention to open or reopen a public pool or public spa. Upon notice, you will be contacted by a Public Health Inspector to schedule a reopening inspection.

Recreational Water Opening Notification Form

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are certain things that you will need to consider before reopening.  Your recreational water facilities must be inspected by an inspector before reopening. The lifesaving society put together a Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts, in order to assist operators and staff to reopening pools and recreational water facilities during Covid-19.

For additional information and resources, visit our webpage for Pool and Spa Operators.

KEEP RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES SAFE  

Practice physical distancing Increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene.

Get tested if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Workplace guidance on measures to protect health and safety is available:

Workplaces are strongly recommended to review guidelines and take appropriate measures to keep employees and customers safe

Do you have a question about opening/operating your trailer park or resort, that wasn’t answered on this webpage or our FAQ’s page? Use the form below to submit your question:

Do you have a question about opening/operating your trailer park or resort, that wasn’t answered on this webpage? Use the form below to submit your question.

 

General Considerations: 

If you are a resort owner or operator and have additional questions, please contact the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. 

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