COVID-19 Guidelines for Recreational Water Facilities

Recreational water facilities should only open in accordance with Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen.

Re-opening Checklist for Owners and Operators of Recreational Water Facilities

  • Swimming pools and whirlpool spas must notify the Eastern Ontario Health Unit of their intention to open and can only open with written approval from the Medical Officer of Health or from a public health inspector.
  • Within public washrooms, paper towel and toilet paper are available only through an adequate dispenser. These are never loose.
  • Change rooms and showers are adequately sanitized and disinfected.
  • Equipment rented or loaned is disinfected or quarantined appropriately between uses.

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