The Ontario government made the necessary decision to issue a provincewide Stay-at-Home order, effective April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
The most current is the Ontario Regulation 265/21, https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21265 the Stay-At-Home Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Trailer Parks/Campgrounds can open in a very limited manner:
If a person is required to quarantine for 14 days and has nowhere else to go, you may allow them to enter your Park and remain at their trailer for the entire 14 days, if you can guarantee that they will have water and hydro services at their trailer site the entire time; and
If someone (for example a snowbird) has no principal residence in the Province of Ontario, you may allow them to enter your Park and go to their trailer, if you can guarantee that they will have water and hydro services at their trailer site the entire time;
One final item to mention is that in the Stay-At-Home Order, it mentions a few limited reasons for someone to leave their principal residence (for example doctor, pharmacy, food, check in on a loved one if you are the caregiver etc.), but NOWHERE IN THE ORDER does it say that you may leave your principal residence and travel to your trailer.
The Stay-At-Home Order ends on May 20, 2021 and we must abide by all of these rules until we hear further instructions from our Provincial Government.
Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government has prohibited all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household. All outdoor playgrounds, basketball courts, soccer fields and golf courses will be closed.
For trailer owners who have seasonal agreements:
1. The trailer that they attend is not their principal residence, so they cannot come and go from the trailer. They can go to and from work, from their principal residence as stated in the Stay-At-Home-Order.
2. The trailer that they attend is a recreational property and it is not noted on their Driver’s License as a principal residence, so they cannot come and go as they please.
3. The essential reasons listed on the Stay-At-Home-Order are for people who are living at their principal residence, and they need to leave their principal residence for an essential reason.
4. There is nothing in the Stay-At-Home-Order that states that anyone can go to their trailer for the purpose of having fun. Now, you are no longer at your principal residence.
5. If you are attending your trailer, it must be for an essential reason, such as to a review of damages for insurance purposes and if so you will do this and leave on the same day (no overnight stay).
6. If you violate the Stay-At-Home-Order and go to the trailer with your family, then it must be for isolation or quarantine reasons and you MUST remain at the trailer for more than 14 days.
7. Finally, if we allow everyone at the trailer park to roam free and have all of your children play with other children of other households (not allowed) then what we have done is allowed the owner of the trailer park to host a very large gathering of dozens of families, all of which are from different cities and different households; and this is NOT ALLOWED.
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 May 11th, 2021)