Township of West Lincoln



For Immediate Release: July 23, 2020

Update # 23 - West Lincoln Response to COVID-19 – Township Playgrounds Start to Re-Open Friday July 24th, 2020


West Lincoln, Ont. – July 23, 2020


With this week’s Provincial announcement that Niagara Region can move to Stage 3 in the Framework for Reopening the Province, Township owned playground equipment will start opening for use Friday July 24th, 2020.   Updated safety signage will be put at each playground reminding parents and children that the equipment is not sanitized and to use at your own risk.


Sports fields will become open for bookings and organizations will be granted permits once safety measures, new protocols following public health guidelines and inspections are concluded.   


Also effective July 24th at 12:01am, the indoor gathering limit is increased to 50 people while maintaining physical distance measures and the outdoor gathering limit is increased to 100 people also while maintaining physical distance measures.


To ensure that we stay in Stage 3 vigilance is absolutely necessary:

  • Wash your hands before you leave your home and when you return
  • Stay 6 ft. apart from those outside your social circle; and
  • Public Health recommends wearing a face mask or covering if physical distancing is difficult.

Mayor Bylsma stated,

“Staff and Council have been eager to get to these days recognizing the responsible protocols to ensure that won't move backward.  The patience of our residents has been stellar and our low case counts reflect this diligence. Hopefully we can continue this trend."


Media Contact:

Dave Bylsma
Township of West Lincoln