Individuals with medical conditions rendering them unable to safely wear a mask, including those with breathing difficulties or cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information. Staff are available via telephone at (705) 645-5501, or by email at. The gathering limitation includes Social Circles or Social Bubbles; Maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 metres is required at all times. One COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened in Bracebridge on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Barriers were also removed at Bracebridge’s two bigger beaches, giving families an opportunity to return to building sandcastles and dipping their toes in the water. Enjoy live music, good eats, and family activities Downtown throughout the day, and then head down to Bracebridge Bay for the fireworks spectacular at dusk! The Town recognizes that outdoor activity and exercise is important during this difficult uncertain time and we encourage all users to continue to follow these guidelines: With the hot summer weather upon us, the Town of Bracebridge is experiencing an influx of beachgoers to its public beach parks. 4, 2020-03-17 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No. Anyone who is unable to remove the mask without help. PASS Holders please contact the Recreation Department.

To read the policy in its entirety, please click on the link below: Mandatory Face Coverings in Indoor Town Facilities - Policy.

2, 2020-03-17 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No.

convenience stores, grocery stores and bakeries), Personal service settings (e.g. Crews in Bracebridge reopen town beaches on Satudray, three weeks after finding sharp objects in the sand and water. Questions in relation to Parks, Trails and other outdoor public spaces such as Boat Launches, contact Gillian Mitchell, Parks and Trails Foreperson at, District of Muskoka - COVID-19 Food and Community Supports, Stop the Spread Business Information Line (Toll-Free), 1-888-444-3659, District of Muskoka - Waste Collection Program Changes. Located on Lake Muskoka, Kirby's Beach boasts a sandy beach with plenty of grassy picnic area and a playground. The Oakley Village Square Community Centre in Vankoughnet is closed until further notice. If children should find a discarded needle, they should notify an adult immediately. wearing a face covering in all indoor public spaces, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website, How To Isolate At Home When You Have COVID-19,, beach-use best practices and expectations, 2020-09-01 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No.

EMAIL: They were contacted by town officials to do a search and cleanup of the shoreline. © Clairmont Communications 2017 Site by Fountain Computer Consulting, Clairmont Communications Online Newspaper - Box 34 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1T5 1.800.240.2329. Two beaches in cottage country reopened on Saturday, five weeks after a threatening letter was sent to local media outlets.

Organized public events and social gatherings of more than 5 persons (excepting persons within the same household), Contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122, Non-Essential business open to the public for other than take-out or delivery, The use of any outdoor recreational facility, including playgrounds, sports fields, dog parks, beaches, picnic areas, community gardens or similar area that is accessible to the public (Note: this does not include the area within parks or trails not actually used as one of the listed outdoor recreational facilities).

BRACEBRIDGE — It was a dubious start to beach season but Kirby’s Beach and Bracebridge Bay Park are now open..

READ MORE: Bracebridge temporarily shuts down 2 beaches after disturbing discovery. The use of face coverings in public transit is an additional public health measure (along with physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and staying home when sick) that may prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community. bus or train)and private (e.g. Trail Information Two parks in Ontario’s cottage country reopened Saturday after being temporarily shut down last month.

Kirby’s Beach and Bracebridge Bay Park were both closed over the long weekend for further searches for hazardous material.

While cases of COVID-19 are currently decreasing across the Simcoe-Muskoka region, the risk of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 remains as the re-opening process continues across the region. Current pandemic measures and recommendations to protect workers and members of the public continue to evolve. “I think that’s very, very good for them to take the precaution, and now let us come and enjoy this beautiful beach and the weather,” Rukmani Naidu, says while basking in the sunshine. As part of the municipality’s efforts to support the community during this time, the Town of Bracebridge has created the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (CRF), which will provide grants to impacted organizations in specific areas. By Shallima Maharaj Global News. Please view the news release for more information. Effective at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday March 17, 2020, the Municipal Office located at 1000 Taylor Court will be closed to walk-in customers. lawyer's or accountant's offices) that are not open to members of the public, Schools, licensed child care centers and indoor/outdoor day camps, Indoor areas of a building accessible to only employees, Areas that are outside, whether or not the areas are covered (e.g. Practice physical distancing• Physical distancing means keeping 2 meters or 6 feet between you and another person.• Everyone should practice physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people.• Everyone should do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. (rock only – no sand) Bowyer’s Beach – Bowyers Beach Road off of Golden Beach Road Bracebridge Bay – Ecclestone Drive (Kelvin Grove Park, deep area only) Bracebridge Bay Park – Wharf Rd. Hunters Bay Radio is Muskoka’s not-for-profit Community Radio Station Kirby's Beach, Bracebridge: See 12 reviews, articles, and 6 photos of Kirby's Beach, ranked No.14 on Tripadvisor among 27 attractions in Bracebridge. I don't know your budget but there's a beautiful boutique hotel right across from Mia Reef. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage 3 and when will be made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and based on trends of key public health indicators. restaurant patios). Bracebridge beaches reopen after temporary closure. Beaches, Parks and Trails in Gravenhurst. 5, 2020-03-19 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No. Located on Lake Muskoka, Kirby's Beach boasts a sandy beach with plenty of grassy picnic area and a playground. Town officials told Global News last month that safety is their paramount concern. Nails, sewing needles, and pieces of glass at Kirby’s Beach and Bracebridge Bay Park, but officials in Bracebridge now say their beaches are clean, safe, and open for everyone to use and enjoy In an effort to keep transit riders moving for the purpose of accessing necessary destinations such as grocery stores, pharmacies and employment, Bracebridge Transit and Bracebridge Mobility are continuing to provide service to riders. ), or use a public transit service in Simcoe Muskoka, you will be required to wear a face covering. Additional information for any of these emergency orders may be obtained by visiting All other municipal beaches are being checked for vandalism as well.

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Equipment was brought in from Barrie early Saturday morning to conduct a sweep of the beaches.

Required fields are marked *. Want to discuss? It is good to be prepared for the potential arrival of widespread community transmission of the virus. Back on April 24, town staff said they and the OPP had been alerted to vandalism at Kirby’s Beach Park and Bracebridge Bay Park upon discovery of broken glass, sewing needles, sharps and fishing hooks in the shallow waters along the beachfronts.

This creates several issues including an increase in unlawful parking, an inability to physical distance and an increased strain on public services, such as washrooms and waste receptacles. of music and community programming, not otherwise available in the region.
The Town of Bracebridge shut down these beaches May 17 “out of an abundance of caution” after sharp items were reportedly found.

After conducting thorough inspections and extensive clean-up operations, the Town of Bracebridge announced that the beaches at Kirby’s Beach Park and Bracebridge Bay Park are open. We are pleased to assist you via phone, email or social media, and can be contacted at 705-645-8121 or, Malls, shopping plazas and retail stores (e.g. Individuals who cannot wear face coverings for any religious reasons. All of our beaches are situated within a public park and range from small and secluded to large and busy. 18, 2020-03-26 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No. TEXT: 705-224-2527 For the most up-to-date local information, visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website. Residents who reside along Kirby’s Beach collected items from as far away as 60 feet from the shoreline.

(CTV Barrie/Mike Arsalides). The Town has business continuity plans in place to ensure essential Town services continue to be delivered.

salons, spas, tattoo parlors, etc. 2020 Event Cancelled due to COVID-19. Town Park Ambassadors will be visiting identified parks and beaches to promote and educate the public on physical distancing requirements and other guidelines, including information from By-Law Enforcement, the Province of Ontario and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

This shallow beach allows swimmers to wade out metres from shore.

It is essential that everybody follow these emergency orders at all times to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ), Areas of mechanics’ shops and garages, and repair shops open to the public, Public (e.g. 25, 2020-07-06 Media Release - COVID-19 Update No. Accordingly, this policy, along with associated materials, are subject to amendment.
Glass shards and sewing needles were discovered at Kirby’s Beach and Bracebridge Bay Park, prompting local officials to act swiftly.

Kirby Beach and Bracebridge Bay Beach have been cleaned up and are now open again. The Province of Ontario has issued a number of Emergency Orders in recent days under the authority of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. © 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Kirby's Beach was shut down temporarily last month after needles and glass were found. Although a public transit service has the right to deny entry to their premise, the policy regarding the use of face coverings should be used as a means to educate people on face covering use.

Two of Bracebridge’s popular public beaches will likely re-open this week. More information on face coverings is available from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.