Stage 3 Reopening in Central Manitoulin - Halls, Playgrounds,Team Sports & More

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As of July 17th, 2020, the following amenities and activities can officially resume in the Municipality of Central Manitoulin, which is part of the Public Health Sudbury and Districts area permitted stage 3 re-opening.

  • Municipal playgrounds and outdoor workout equipment will be officially opened.  The equipment is not listed as being required to be cleaned in stage 3 documentation and will not be regularly cleaned by maintenance staff.  Users of the equipment should take all precautions outlined in public health and government documentation when using equipment specifically using masks, hand sanitizer frequently and maintaining physical distancing with people outside of your household family unit or permitted social circle. 
  • Baseball fields are currently open however, team sports and live sporting events such as baseball or softball can proceed with the following stipulations.
    • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports is not permitted.
    • Team sports in which body contact between players is either an integral component of the sport or commonly occurs while engaged in the sport (e.g., wrestling, judo) are not yet permitted, unless the approach can be modified to prevent prolonged or deliberate physical contact.
    • Amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume so long as they do not allow prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players or if they have modifications to avoid physical contact between players. (It is strongly recommended to augment the game play to allow for no physical contact and greater distances between players) 
    • Leagues must contain no more than 50 participants total. If participants in a league exceed 50, the league may divide into smaller groups of no more than 50. Players are not yet permitted to play against players outside of their league or group.
    • Spectators at all sporting events, including professional sports, will be subject to gathering limits and physical distancing measures, with assigned seating where possible. (100 outside at  2 meter or 6 foot separation)
  • Gathering size increases 
    • Limiting indoor gatherings to a maximum of 50 people, or less, to maintain physical distancing.
    • Limiting outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people, or less, to maintain physical distancing.
  • All Municipal Halls Can be Rented  
    • Mindemoya, Spring Bay and Providence Bay halls will now be available for rental. Note: Big Lake School Hall is leased to the Big Lake Community Association and Sandfield Hall is leased to S.S. #1 Sandfield Merry Makers. Any inquiries for rentals for Big Lake and Sandfield should be directed to those organizations. 
    • The rentals will now be able to accommodate the number of people at 6 foot distancing up to a maximum of 50 people. The total number permitted may vary based on the type of event but cannot exceed 50 people.

As of July 23rd, 2020, the Mindemoya Public Library will commence its soft re-opening.


Stage 3 Re-opening July 17th, 2020 Framework Documentation

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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