Enforcement and COVID-19
For a quick reference list, please see the sidebar. See below for answers to commonly asked questions about municipal property and enforcement.
Q: Can I use Town parks and sports fields?
A: Effective July 17, 2020, all outdoor amenities including playgrounds are now open. Guidelines for their use include:
Please read and respect any posted rules at facilities including tennis courts and splash pads
Stay home if you are feeling ill
Surfaces are not sanitized - use at your own risk, and be sure to wash or sanitize your hands before and after use
Practice safe physical distancing and respect provincial restrictions on gatherings
Come back later if the area seems too busy and physical distancing is not possible
Limit your play time if others are waiting
- Dogs must be on leash at all times
Q: Who do I call to report someone who is violating a by-law?
A: Contact Town of BWG By-law Enforcement at 905-775-5366 ext. 1701.
Q: Can I report someone for not social/physical distancing?
A: Failure to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres between people who do not live in the same households while out in public is not illegal at this time. Everyone should use physical distancing because it is the right thing to do to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, even if it is not required by law.
Q: Can I report someone for not wearing a mask or a business for failing to have a mask policy?
A: The wearing of masks is recommended by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; however, there are several exemptions and no proof of exemption is required. You may contact Town of BWG By-law Enforcement to report a business that is failing to follow the Health Unit's orders in terms of appropriate measures for staff and/or encouraging the public to wear a mask within their place of business.
Q: Who do I call to report a person who came back from travel and is not self-isolating?
A: Contact the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit at 1-877-721-7520.