Milton Plans Move to Phase 3

Milton Prepares to open to stage 3 Image credit: Town Of Milton

Halton Region has been given the go ahead to move into Stage 3 of the Province’s Recovery Framework starting today. This stage allows for the reopening of the majority of businesses and services across Ontario. The Town of Milton will continue to take a gradual approach to reopening services and facilities.

“As Milton enters Stage 3 of recovery and the majority of our community re-opens, now is the time more than ever that we stay focused on Public Health Measures,” Mayor Gord Krantz said

The Town’s gradual approach allows for the necessary measures to be in place to ensure the safety of residents and staff. A new way of doing business is required to continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the Town is identifying longer-term solutions to enable service continuity. These solutions take time to assess and implement. We thank the community for their ongoing support.  

As a reminder, face coverings or non-medical masks are required indoors at Town facilities. Some exemptions apply for activities and individuals.

Residents can expect the following to resume in Stage 3.

Parks

  • Park playground equipment open for use
  • Equipment will not be sanitized
  • Health measure signs will be posted at each location

Recreational Facilities

  • Introduction of fitness programs at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre starting Aug. 10
  • Sherwood Pool expanding its programming to include Saturdays starting Aug. 8
  • Gatherings sizes apply to our indoor facilities of a maximum of 50 people as per the Provincial Emergency Orders.

Town Hall

  • Introduction of further services through appointment bookings is anticipated to begin in August

Milton Transit:

  • Riders must use face coverings or non-medical masks and continue practicing physical distancing while on transit, where possible
  • Fare collection resumes Sept. 1
  • New operational details coming for the fall

Parking enforcement:

  • Resumes Sept. 1
  • Until Sept. 1, parking enforcement is limited to safety issues such as blocked fire hydrants, limited to safety-related issues such as fire routes, fire hydrant obstruction, accessible parking and blocked driveways

Halton has 909 overall cases of COVID-19. 849 are listed as recovered or resolved. 35 are considered currently active, and 25 people have died.

“Do your part by washing your hands, maintaining physical distancing, wearing a mask where required, and staying home if you feel ill. We will continue to get stronger together,” Krantz said. Milton has a total of 254 cases, with 238 resolved, and 12 currently active.

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