City of Barrie making changes to recreation programs, cancelling March Break Camps due to COVID-19.

Anyone impacted by cancellations will be contacted directly

The City of Barrie is pulling the plug on all March Break Camps and making changes to recreation programs in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Following the announcement from the provincial government yesterday that all schools will be closed until April 5, the City is making changes to Recreation and Culture Services out of an abundance of caution.

All registered programs/camps planned for March Break are cancelled. Full refunds will be processed as soon as possible.

Anyone impacted by cancellations will be contacted directly.

Parkview & Allandale 55+: These facilities will be closed until further notice.

Preschool/Child Care: Programs are cancelled until further notice.

The City has business continuity plans in place to ensure essential City services continue to be delivered.

City staff are ensuring increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points and public spaces at all City facilities and Barrie Transit buses. Public education focusing on hand washing and cough etiquette has been increased in high traffic locations and residents who do not feel well are being reminded to stay home.