Released June 11, 2020
WEYBURN – The City of Weyburn will be allowing the public to utilize city owned parks and playgrounds starting June 12, 2020.
We have been following the direction of the Federal and Provincial Governments during this pandemic. The City of Weyburn will continue to adhere to these measures as our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the community and our employees. The City will follow the guidelines for city owned parks and playgrounds as set out in the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan. These guidelines include the following:
• Every person who visits a park or outdoor playground must follow public health orders in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
• People exhibiting signs of illness should not enter parks or playgrounds. If you think you may be sick, use the Government of Saskatchewan’s self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
• People not from the same household or extended household should maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times. Limit gathering with other people when entering and leaving the park/playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
• Group sizes must comply with the public gathering restrictions.
• Ensure frequent hand hygiene for everyone before, during and after outdoor play.
• If an area is busy, such as playground equipment or park space, come back when it’s not as busy or use another play area.
• Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.
• Practice proper hand hygiene:
o Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or, when unavailable, with hand sanitizer.
o Refrain from touching your face.
o Carry and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number) before and after using playground and other recreational equipment.
• Consider limiting children and other members of your household to only visiting playgrounds close to your home. This will help limit the number of people your family may come into contact with.
• Mask use is not required, but non-medical masks are an additional measure you can take to protect people around you when physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable. Guidelines for cloth masks.
• Please use at your own risk. Equipment is not regularly sanitized or disinfected.
City Council has made the decision to return to Council Chambers for regular scheduled Council meetings starting Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. Council Chambers is located on the second floor of City hall at 157 3rd St NE. The Following Measures will be in place:
• Limit of one person per household
• Staff members and the public to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres
• Enhanced cleaning and disinfection
• Providing access to hand washing facilities or hand sanitizer
• Asking staff and the public to stay home and away from others if sick
• Group sizes will be limited to comply with the public gathering restrictions.
Until further notice, the following City of Weyburn operated facilities will remain closed to the public:
• Weyburn Leisure Centre
• Soo Line Historical Museum
• Turner Curling Museum
• Heritage Village
• Signal Hill Art Centre
• Crescent Point Place/Tom Zandee Sports Arena
• Public Works and Parks Building
• Water Treatment Plant
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Weyburn continues to request that the public does not participate in activities on the following City owned outdoor amenities until further notice. These amenities include:
• Ball Diamonds
• Sports Fields
In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, we are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to evaluate when City facilities may reopen.