April 24, 2020 – Boat launches

April 27, 2020

April 24, 2020
Refer to the emergency order closing non-essential businesses (O.Reg. 82/20).
If a boat launch is part of a marina, then it may only be open only to the extent that the it is necessary to enable individuals to access their primary place of residence.
If a boat launch is part of a business that is not permitted to operate as an essential business, then that boat launch must be closed.
Privately owned boat launches that are not part of a business are not required to be closed under current emergency orders.
Regardless of the status of a boat launch, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited by O.Reg. 52/20.
The emergency order closing non-essential businesses (O.Reg. 82/20) does not apply to:
1. Any government.
2. Any person or publicly-funded agency or organization that delivers or supports government operations and services, including operations and services of the health care sector.
Municipal boat launches that are not part of a marina are not required to be closed under the current emergency orders. However, municipalities may still choose to close boat launches.
Regardless of the status of a boat launch, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited by O.Reg. 52/20.
Please remember:
Social distancing, washing your hands and staying home when possible are key to flattening the curve and keeping the community safe.