Oakville enters Step 3 of the provincial reopening plan
Thu, 15 Jul 2021
As of Friday, July 16, the Town of Oakville is in Step 3 of the provincial reopening plan.
Step 3 permits outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people, with some exceptions, and indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people.
“We know residents and our local businesses have been eager to enter Step 3 of the Province’s reopening plan and the town is excited to be able to reopen additional facilities and services permitted under Step 3,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “As we resume participating in more activities please continue to do so safely by following all public health measures and regulations in place.”
The province will remain in Step 3 for at least 21 days before the majority of the remaining restrictions are lifted. Residents are reminded that all public health measures remain in effect. This means you should continue to maintain a minimum two-metre distance from those outside your household and wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
The town does not require participants of Recreation and Culture programs to provide proof of vaccination. We will continue to follow direction from the Province of Ontario and Halton Public Health. For more information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine program, please visit the Halton Region website.
The Town of Oakville will continue to take a gradual approach to reopening services and facilities to ensure the safety of staff and residents.
What's opening July 16:
- Sports fields - organized sports and leagues resume
- Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre fitness centre
- Picnic areas, on a first come first serve basis
- Photography in parks permits – Nottinghill Park requires a permit
- Municipal Greenhouse by appointment only
- Special Event applications are currently being accepted for events in compliance with provincial and regional health and safety guidelines and regulations.
- Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies are currently being permitted with availability at Nottinghill Park.
What’s opening soon:
- Remaining fitness centres open on July 19
- Indoor pools, with exception of Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre and QEPCCC, by pre-booked appointment, starting July 19
- Facility rental applications for indoor facilities will be accepted starting July 19 for dates on or after July 26
- Oakville Museum -- pre-booked indoor tours resume July 20
- Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre pool opens July 22
- Indoor group exercise classes start July 26
- Ice arenas – drop in skates at Sixteen Mile Sport Complex and River Oaks Rink B on July 26
- Seniors Centres for limited in-person activities on July 26
What remains closed:
- All service counters other than ServiceOakville within Town Hall. Online services and electronic applications are available.
- Oakville Centre for Performing Arts is closed to in-person events until September. Virtual events continue.
- Pool spas, saunas and slides
- Kinoak, Maple Grove, Joshua’s Creek Arenas and White Oaks Pool remain closed for the summer
- QEPCCC pool remains closed for maintenance
Updates to town programs and services as a result of the Province’s phased reopening plan will be posted on our COVID-19 Information page and the town’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.