As the provincial declaration of emergency and Stay-at-Home Order will not be extended and is set to expire on June 2nd; the public health measures put in place under the emergency brake will remain in effect until Step One of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen begins.
The emergency brake states:
You should only go out for necessities, such as:
the grocery store or pharmacy
health care services (including going to medical appointments or getting vaccinated)
outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community
work that cannot be done remotely
child care or school
Do not travel outside your region or the province unless absolutely necessary.
Going to ones trailer is not considered to be a necessity and campers were restricted to attend their trailer for 24 hours to check for winter damage or move to their trailer to reside for minimum 14 days. Overnight stays was permitted “only for individuals in need of housing or with full seasonal contracts; only sites with electricity, water and sewage facilities may be provided for use”.
As the Stay at Home order will not be extended beyond June 2, 2021 the timelines of 24 hours or 14 days are no longer be in force. All recreational facilities in the campground and all other shared facilities in the campground, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed. Boat launches may open.
Operators of campgrounds and trailer parks shall adhere to the following additional requirements:
• post signs at all entrances to the premises of the business or organization, in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform individuals on how to screen themselves for COVID-19 prior to entering the premises,
• conduct enhanced cleaning of the common washrooms and showers should they be open,
• make available a safety plan in accordance with this section or ensure that one is prepared and made available,
• safety plan shall describe how the requirements of this Order will be implemented in the location including by screening, physical distancing, masks or face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects, and the wearing of personal protective equipment,
• safety plan shall be in writing and shall be made available to any person for review on request, and
• ensure that a copy of the safety plan is posted in a conspicuous place where it is most likely to come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business.
Campers attending their trailers must:
• stay home and self isolate for 14 days if ill or showing symptoms of COVID, contact their family physician and consider being tested,
• self screen when entering the park,
• allow only members of the same household at their trailer,
(The Current Step One of Reopening Ontario allows for up to 5 people from another house to visit, outdoors only.
In this Step One of Reopening, a trailer owner cannot have people inside their trailer, if they are from another house.)
• gatherings are limited to maximum of 5 people,
• physical distancing of 2 meters must be maintained, when 2 meter physical distancing can not be maintain then mask must be worn, and
• wear a mask when indoors using the common washroom and shower comfort station.
Under the Ontario Small Drinking Water Regulation 319/08, owner/operator of a Small Drinking Water System is required to notify the MOH in writing their intent to open for the season and must provide potable water (see sections from the regulation below).
(6) Every owner and every operator of a small drinking water system who intends to begin to supply water to the users of the system after any period of more than 60 days duration during which the system has not been supplying water to users shall ensure that,
(a) a water sample is taken and tested for Escherichia coli and total coliforms;
(b) they are in receipt of the results of the water sample tests; and
(c) the medical officer of health of the health unit where the small drinking water system is located is notified in writing of,
(i) the proposed date on which the small drinking water system will begin to supply water to the users of the system,
(ii) the name and address of the owner and any operator of the small drinking water system,
(iii) the address that the small drinking water is located at and the name of the system, and
(iv) the results of the tests conducted pursuant to this section. O. Reg. 319/08, s. 5 (6).
(7) The owner and operator of a small drinking water system to which subsection (6) applies shall ensure that no water is supplied to a user of that system until the medical officer of health is notified
Those trailer parks that have not submitted their written notification form along with their drinking water sample results may not open and shall not permit campers to attend the park until the trailer park becomes in compliance with Ontario Regulation 319/08.
If you wish to come to the Trailer Park please assess yourself with the self screening and sign the pdf document. After it is signed please send us a copy. If you do not have the papers signed and shown/sent as proof you will not be allowed to come to the trailer park. *This document must be signed and shown as proof each time you wish to come to the park*.
Long Beach Cottages and Trailer Park
(updated on June 18, 2021)