This page is a resource for up-to-date information on facilities, programs and services that may be impacted as a result of containment measures the Municipality has put in place to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Information from Health Officials may change and in turn may impact our operations. This page will be updated regularly. 

COVID-19 Mandatory Proof of Vaccination and Screening

Scugog recreation facilities required to follow mandatory provincial proof of vaccination regulations

You Can Go Green CheckmarkCOVID-19 screening is also required to access all of our facilities. Click the button below if you would to complete the screening prior to arriving at one of our facilities. 

There are also posters on the front doors with QR codes for you to access the survey with your smartphone. Once you have completed your screening, screenshot or save the green checkmark to show staff and off you go!

COVID Screening Survey

 

COVID Vaccination Clinics in Scugog

 Book a Vaccination Appointment with Durham Region

Community Immunization Clinics
 
 Tuesday, November 30 - NESTLETON COMMUNITY CENTRE
Clinic Address:

Nestleton Community Centre

Where: 3971 ON-7A, Nestleton Station, L0B 1L0

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, December 1 - NESTLETON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Clinic Address:

Nestleton Community Centre

Where: 3971 ON-7A, Nestleton Station, L0B 1L0

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Thursday, December 2 - NESTLETON COMMUNITY CENTRE
Clinic Address:

Nestleton Community Centre

Where: 3971 ON-7A, Nestleton Station, L0B 1L0

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Friday, December 3 - SCUGOG COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE

Clinic Address:

Scugog Community Recreation Centre (Community Room)

Where: 1655 Reach St., Port Perry, L9L 1P2 

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Tuesday, December 7 - SCUGOG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Clinic Address:

Scugog Memorial Public Library

Where: 231 Water St, Port Perry L9L 1A8 

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, December 8 - SCUGOG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Clinic Address:

Scugog Memorial Public Library

Where: 231 Water St, Port Perry L9L 1A8 

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Thursday, December 16 - SCUGOG MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Clinic Address:

Scugog Memorial Public Library

Where: 231 Water St, Port Perry L9L 1A8 

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

Friday, December 17 - SCUGOG COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE

Clinic Address:

Scugog Community Recreation Centre (Community Room)

Where: 1655 Reach St., Port Perry, L9L 1P2 

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 12 + including youth born in 2009 (turning 12 years of age in 2021)

 

Click here for more information. 

 Pop-up and Mobile Walk-in Vaccine Clinics
 
 Monday, December 13 - SCUGOG COMMUNITY AND RECREATION CENTRE, EAST PARKING LOT 

Where: Scugog Arena, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry (Parking lot)

When: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 5 + (born in 2016 or earlier)

Vaccine: Pfizer

  • 1st and 2nd doses for residents age 12+
  • 3rd dose for eligible populations
  • 1st dose for children 5 to 11 years-old (born in 2016 or earlier)

No appointment necessary, proof of age required

 

Click here for more information. 

 Children 5 to 11 Immunization Clinics
 
 Saturday, December 4 - SCUGOG COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE
Clinic Address:

Scugog Community Recreation Centre

Where: 1655 Reach St., Port Perry, L9L 1P2

When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 5 to 11

 

Click here for more information. 

Friday, December 10 - PORT PERRY SCOUT HALL 

Clinic Address:

Port Perry Scout Hall

Where: 15585 Simcoe St. N., Port Perry, L9L 1M3 

When: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 5 to 11

 

Click here for more information.

Saturday, December 12 - PORT PERRY HIGH SCHOOL

Clinic Address:

Port Perry High School

Where: 160 Rosa St., Port Perry L9L 1A7

When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Who: All Durham Region residents age 5 to 11

 

Click here for more information.

 Vaccination appointments are subject to vaccine supplies controlled by the province. To book appointments visit www.durham.ca/vaccineappointment or call 1-888-444-5113.

 

Township of Scugog Vaccination Policy 

Click here to view the Township of Scugog's Vaccination Policy.

 

Proof of Vaccination FAQs

Ontario's Proof of Vaccination Policy News Release

Scugog – Effective Wednesday, September 22, proof of vaccination will be required to enter Township recreation facilities as per the Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Policy.

As required by the Province, all patrons 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated (both doses of a two doses vaccine or one dose of a single dose vaccine plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination along with identification on each visit. Proof of vaccination does not apply to youth 12 to 17 years old who are actively participating in organized sport (training, practices, games and competitions). Individuals can provide proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the province booking portal or by calling the Province Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

When patrons arrive at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, a security guard will be at the entrances to ask for proof of vaccination for applicable patrons and spectators. To protect the privacy of our patrons, information will not be stored. Visitors and spectators 12 years and older will be asked to provide the documentation each time they enter the facility, unless they are a youth 12 to 17 that will be actively participating in an organized sport. Individuals with a medical exemption are required to present identification and a written document, signed by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class information, stating the individual is exempt for a medical reason.

All other public health measures (e.g., masking and physical distancing) continue to apply.

Recreation facilities and meeting rooms include:

  • Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC)
  • Blackstock Recreation Complex
  • The Lookout Youth Centre
  • Meeting Rooms and Community Halls for Wedding and Religious Ceremonies
    • For wedding and funeral services, rites or ceremonies proof of vaccination is not required
    • For wedding and funeral social gatherings (receptions) anyone over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of vaccination
    • Proof of vaccination will be required October 13. From Sept 22-Oct 12 a negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test may be provided instead of proof of being fully vaccinated

The Township of Scugog continues to follow provincial and regional guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination requirements for the protection of the community. All requirements, exemptions and policies are subject to change based on provincial regulation. The Township of Scugog and our users renting the facilities are working together for the safety of the community and will follow all provincial guidelines.

Keep up to date by following our social media channels on Twitter @TwpofScugog and on Facebook @TownshipOfScugog.

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Media Contact

Lori Bowers

Director of Community Services

lbowers@scugog.ca

 How can I get my proof of vaccination?
Individuals can provide proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the http://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ web portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
 What if I don’t want to disclose my vaccination status?
It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status, however the province states that a proof of vaccination status is required to be permitted entry or access into the facility and program.
 Will I just need to show proof only once?
To protect the privacy of our patrons, information will not be stored. Visitors and spectators will be asked to provide the documentation each time you enter the facility.
If I am not fully vaccinated and registered for a Township of Scugog recreation program do I get a refund?
If you or your child(ren) are registered in a Township of Scugog recreation or fitness program and are unable to provide proof of vaccination you can request a refund by emailing recreation@scugog.ca. Refunds will be issued in full to the method used for payment. If you are registered in a program with an organization that rents a Township of Scugog facility, please contact the organization directly. 
Summary of Proof of Vaccination Requirements
 

Event

Location

Proof of Vaccination

Weddings

Wedding services, rites or ceremonies

Any setting (meeting, event space)

Not required

Social Gatherings (e.g. receptions associated with wedding service)

Any meeting or event space

Required

Time limited testing exemption available Sept 22-Oct 12, 2021

Funerals

Funeral services, rites or ceremonies

Any setting (meeting, event space)

Not required

Social Gatherings (e.g. receptions associated with funeral service)

Any meeting or event space

Required

Time limited testing exemption available Sept 22-Oct 12, 2021

Other

Other Events (Banquets, Clothing Sales, Trade Shows, meetings)

Meeting and Event space

All patrons over age of 12 Required

Filming Indoors

Halls (Event space)

All patrons over age of 12 Required

Does not include cast and crew members

Setting

Activity

Proof of Vaccination

Indoor Sport and Recreational Facilities

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports, recreational and fitness activities – SCRC, BRC

Youth under 18 years of age actively participating in an organized sport, including training, practices, and games

Not required

 

Youth spectating, ages 12 and up, at sporting events

Required

 

Adults (18+) patrons accessing the facility for ANY purpose

Required

Exemption – coaches and officials

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports, recreational and fitness activities – SCRC, BRC

Youth over 12 years of age

Public skate, daytime skating programs

Required – not organized sport

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports, recreational and fitness activities – SCRC, BRC

Youth under the age of 18 years for recreational programs – sportball, martial arts classes, dances classes

Not required

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports, recreational and fitness activities – SCRC, BRC

Youth over the age of 12 years of for recreational programs (movie night, Lookout, leadership programs)

Required – not organized sport or fitness

Indoor premises of a facility used for sports, recreational and fitness activities – SCRC, BRC

Pickleball Program – ages 18 years and older

Required

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

Curious about third dose/booster vaccine information? Visit the Durham Region Health Department website for more information. 

 Third dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for expanded eligible populations available November 4
Durham Region Health Department is now expanding eligibility for third doses of COVID-19 vaccine, as recently announced by the province. Eligibility to receive a third dose of vaccine includes:
  • Individuals 70 and older (born in 1951 or earlier).
  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers. (For a complete list, refer to Ministry of Health. recommendations at COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations).
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine).
  • First Nation, Inuit, and Métis adults (18 and older) and their non-Indigenous household members.

Individuals in these eligibility groups can receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine a minimum of six-months (168 days) after receiving their second dose. Booster doses are being offered to these groups based on evidence of gradual waning immunity six months after receiving their second dose, and a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. There are many options for Durham Region residents to receive their third dose, including participating pharmacies and health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccine and at Durham Region community immunization clinics.

Eligible residents can begin booking third dose appointments at Durham Region community immunization clinics on November 4. Community immunization clinics are currently open in Ajax, Oshawa, and Clarington. Additional clinics will be opening in Pickering, Whitby, Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock over the next week. For a list of clinics, hours of operation or to book an appointment visit www.durham.ca/vaccineappointment or call 1-888-444-5113.

From November 4 to 6:

  • Walk-ins for first and second doses will be accepted at Durham Region community immunization clinics that are open to the public.
  • Third doses at these clinics will be by appointment only.

From November 7 onward:

  • Walk-ins for first doses will be accepted at Durham Region community immunization clinics that are open to the public.
  • Second and third doses at these clinics will be by appointment only.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Durham Region, visit www.durham.ca/covidvaccines.

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For more information, please contact the Health Department

Second dose COVID-19 vaccine eligibility extended to youth born in 2009 and turning 12 years old in 2021
The Health Department has extended eligibility to youth born in 2009 and turning 12 years old in 2021. These individuals can receive Pfizer vaccine beginning Aug. 18, 2021 at Durham Region mass immunization, mobile and pop-up clinics. Vaccine can also be accessed at some pharmacies and through health care providers in the community. For more information on clinic locations and hours, visit www.durham.ca/covidvaccines.

For more information, please contact the Health Department

Vaccination Information

 Other COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Locations and Information

Medical Associates of Port Perry Vaccination Clinic

Effective Monday, May 31, COVID Vaccination Clinics are open to anyone 18+ in Durham Region.  Appointments can be booked online at www.portperrymedical.ca 

 Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation Options

Several free or low-cost transportation options are available to individuals looking to attend a vaccination clinic within Durham Region, if transportation is a barrier.

See transportation options for Durham Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 

 COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ's
 

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts and FAQ's

Durham Region Health Departments Facts and FAQ's on the COVID-19 vaccine

Durham Region Health Department Debunking the Myths on the COVID-19 vaccine 

What are the gathering limits for organized public events and social gatherings?
  • Indoors: gatherings limited to 25 people 
  • Outdoors:  gatherings limited to 100 people if not from the same household
When do employees need to wear a non-medical face mask or face covering?
Employees performing work for the business or the organization in an indoor area that is accessible to the public, must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers the nose, mouth and chin. Employees must also wear a mask when working behind a plexiglass barrier and in areas that are not accessible to the public when 2 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Do employees need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Yes, when staff are working within 2 metres of someone not wearing a mask or face covering and are not separated by a plexiglass barrier, they must wear PPE that protects a person’s eyes, nose and mouth. PPE may include eye protection/face shield and a medical/procedure mask etc.
When do masks/face coverings need to be worn by individuals?
Individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering in the indoor areas of businesses or organizations that are open. Wearing a mask or face covering is also recommended outdoors when 2 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained or when passing by others.
Do businesses and organizations have to conduct screening of employees and/or visitors?

Every person who works at the business or organization and essential visitors (e.g. individuals providing a service in the establishment who are not employees in the workplace such as delivery and maintenance people) must be actively screened before they enter the premises. The province has created a screening tool that can be used to screen workers.
All businesses and organizations must post signs at all entrances to the premises in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform individuals on how to screen themselves for COVID-19 prior to entering the premises. 
Region of Durham Community and Reopening Tool Kit includes Signage and Resources. 
For businesses and/or organizations that are required to actively screen patrons and/or customers the Province has developed a tool that can be used.

What businesses and organizations are required to actively screen patrons before entry into the facility?

The following businesses and organizations are required to actively screen patrons before entry:

  • Indoor malls
  • Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments (not required for take-out, drive through or delivery) 
  • Sport and recreational fitness facilities
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • Personal care services
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments.
What is active screening as it pertains to COVID-19?
Active screening is a method to ensure people are not at risk or exhibiting symptoms or COVID-19 in determining if a person may enter the facility. Active screening can be done by telephone, app, questionnaire, interview etc.
What is a safety plan?

A safety plan is designed to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission within the facility. A safety plan should include:

  • Screening people who enter the facility.
  • Supporting self-isolation for workers with symptoms and workers who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases.
  • Ensuring people maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more.
  • Having workers, clients and visitors wear masks.
  • Disinfecting surfaces and objects.
  • Supporting hand hygiene, particularly handwashing.
  • Reminding workers about good cough and sneeze etiquette and to avoid touching their face.
  • Working with the local public health unit if any workers have COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
What are the additional requirements for the safety plan?
  • A safety plan must be in writing and be made available to any person for review based on a request.
  • A copy of the safety plan must be posted in a conspicuous place where it can be viewed by staff and patrons.
 Is there a safety plan template?

Yes, a template is available on the Provincial website.

The Health Department has created a COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan resource.

 Provincial Information and Supports

Ontario Regulation-Step 2

Provincial summary of latest public health measures, advice and restrictions in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario Vaccine Rollout Plan

Ontario Building On Supports for Employers During COVID-19 | Ontario Newsroom

Mental health, wellness and addictions support

 

What are the COVID-19 Restrictions in Scugog?

Find out here!
 181 Perry St, Municipal Office

Open

Effective Monday, October 18, the Township of Scugog Municipal Office, located at 181 Perry Street, will re-open to in person services. As our Municipal office re-opens to in person services, new procedures will be in place.

What can you except when visiting the Municipal Office?

  • Please screen yourself for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the municipal office
  • Masks must be worn, and physical distancing must be maintained
  • Please enter using our main doors, on the west side, facing Perry Street
  • Please exit through the rear door located on the east side of the building, facing the back parking lot
  • For individuals with accessibility needs, entrance and exit will be available through the main entrance. Please call 905-985-7346 upon arrival for assistance
  • Signage will be up, throughout the building providing information on procedures while in the Municipal Building
  • Public washrooms remain closed

To connect with Township of Scugog staff, please use the staff directory at scugog.ca/contact or call 905-985-7346 for assistance.

Appointments are advised for the following services, to ensure appropriate staff are available:

  • Clerk services such as marriage licences
  • Finance services such as to review the roll book or speak with the tax collector
  • Development services such as planning review, building permit review
  • By-Law services to obtain parking passes, a by-law dispute or an early resolution

To make an appointment with staff for virtual or select services, please visit the staff directory at scugog.ca/contact. Please complete our COVID-19 screening form http://covidassessment.scugog.ca/ before coming to your appointment. Once complete, you will get a checkmark validating you are okay to attend the office in person. You will need to show this to staff upon arrival.

Walk-ins will be accepted for the following services:

  • Payments of taxes, parking tickets, application fees
  • Purchasing Durham Region Transit Presto passes, recycling and compost bins, and emergency numbers
  • Submission of a written correspondence, Freedom of Information requests, Commissions, or any documents that cannot be submitted digitally
  • Public Works permit applications such as road occupancy, culvert and special events

The document drop box will continue to be in place for those wishing to drop off documents or payments and limit in person contact. The drop boxes will be moved to the front lobby, which will be accessed through the Perry Street doors.

Durham Region Health Department water sample bottles and sewage disposal applications can be dropped off in the back hall. Please use the main entrance, follow the arrows through the lobby, to access the bottles and the drop off cooler. For questions regarding the water sample program, please call 905-985-4889 to connect with the Durham Region Health Department.

 

The Township of Scugog continues to follow provincial and regional guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though walk in services are available at the municipal office, we continue to encourage residents to book an appointment ahead of time or to access virtual services where applicable. Depending on provincial and regional information, access to facilities is subject to change. For a full list of virtual services, visit scugog.ca/covid19.

 

 Making Payments for Invoices and Taxes
Tax Payments may be made through the following options:
  • Township Office (walk-ins now accepted), drop box (drop box; cheque only, please include roll# and/or address)
  • Online banking
  • Telephone banking
  • Pre-authorized payment (PAP)
  • Credit card payments – via a third party provider (see Scugog website)
  • By mail
  • Payments can also be made at your financial institution

Invoice Payments

  • Payments can be made at the Township Office in person or by using the drop box (drop box; cheque only please include invoice number)  

Municipal Law Enforcement Protocol for COVID-19

Municipal Law Enforcement Officers have expanded authority to enforce Emergency Orders issued under the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Our Officers will work closely with Durham Regional Police to patrol the municipality and address issues and concerns related to the Province’s Emergency Orders. 

Please be aware that failing to comply with any of the emergency orders is an offence under the 
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and subject to fines and/or jail time.  Individuals are also required to accurately identify themselves to any person exercising a power under the Act.  Failure to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750.

Municipal Law Enforcement staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist with Covid-19 issues/concerns.  You can report a violation of the Emergency Orders to the Township through our online portal (Report a complaint) or by calling 905-985-7346 ext. 121, or to Durham Regional Police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5802.

 Building Inspections
All structural inspections on unoccupied buildings will be inspected on site with only the inspector in the building. All required paperwork for the inspection shall be emailed to the inspector prior to the inspection.
  • All inspections shall be accompanied by a signed COVID checklist and shall be signed by both the inspector and the permit holder.
  • All inspection requests for occupied buildings will be postponed to a later date.
  • All structural inspections on unoccupied buildings will be inspected on site with only the inspector in the building. All required paperwork for the inspection shall be emailed to the inspector prior to the inspection.
  • Any enclosed unoccupied buildings required to have an insulation, plumbing or HVAC inspection will be inspected with only the inspector in the building.
  • All outdoor inspections will be performed on site and all participants shall follow the provincial mandated COVID precautions.
  • At no time shall documents be received on site. All inspection reports shall be emailed to the applicant.
  • All sites shall have clear and safe access for the inspectors and shall follow the occupational health and safety act regulations.
  • All scheduling inspection requests should be made 96 hours in advance when possible.

Please note any failure to follow the instructions of the province, building inspector or the provisions of the Ontario Health and Safety Act will result in the immediate termination of the inspection.

The Township of Scugog Building Department is taking every precaution to protect our staff and the public while trying to provide our essential services. We understand the needs of the residents in Township of Scugog and thank all who are following the provincial requirements.

All inspection requests will continue to be scheduled through the Development Services Associate at building@scugog.ca  or by calling the Municipal Office at 905-985-7346 ext. 169.

 Scugog Community & Recreation Centre

Open

Effective Friday, October 15, the Township of Scugog will be implementing the following changes at the Scugog Arena:

    • Scugog Arena spectator areas increase to 100 per cent capacity
    • No changes to the player/skater limits on ice
    • The arena main doors will be unlocked
    • Enter the main entrance to access Pad 1, Pad 2 and Recreation programs
    • Access to dressing rooms permitted only 30 minutes before and all players to exit 30 minutes after rental
      • Showers permitted
    • No lobby access – will be strictly enforced
    • All spectators and players/skaters to use the Township contact tracing screening
      • Masks must be worn
      • Use hand sanitizer
      • Maintain 2m / 6ft physical distance
    • Staff to check proof of vaccination, contact tracing and screening prior to entry to the facility

 

The Township of Scugog continues to follow provincial and regional guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though walk in services are available at the municipal office, we continue to encourage residents to book an appointment ahead of time or to access virtual services where applicable. Depending on provincial and regional information, access to facilities is subject to change. For a full list of virtual services, visit scugog.ca/covid19.

 

 Community Halls and Meeting Spaces

 Accepting Bookings

  • Open for rentals with indoor capacity of 50%, capacity limits will be posted
  • Masks required indoors
  • Space must be configured with patrons seated at different tables separated by at least 2m unless from the same household
  • Active screening and contact tracing is the responsibility of the user group or organization

For information regarding community hall bookings please email recreation@scugog.ca

 Outdoor Recreation
Open

Recreational areas are open for use for leisure and exercise. We ask that residents please continue to follow the health guidelines. When using these areas, masks are recommended especially when passing by others and please maintain a social distance of 2 metres or 6 feet when not from the same household. Portable toilets will be made available along the waterfront.  Recreation amenities that will open include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Birdseye Pool 
  • Splash Pad
  • Parks and Trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Off leash dog park
  • Skate Parks
  • Green Space and Soccer Fields
  • Basketball and Tennis Courts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Outdoor Fitness equipment
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing areas

Scugog staff, restaurant, grocery and small business owners continue to serve you. Please remember to be kind to those volunteering or serving in the community. If you have questions regarding recreation amenities, please contact us at mail@scugog.ca or by calling 905-985-7346. 

 Fire Administration 

 Open to the Public

  • Fire Administration is open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • All visitors must wear a mask and complete a self-screening prior to entering the Fire Hall.
  • Appointments are preferred. Please email or phone the department contact to make arrangements. Prior to arriving, visitors must complete online screening and present results upon arrival
  • The preferred method to apply for a burn permit is online; alternate method is in person during Administration hours.

Visit the Fire and Emergency Services page for fire protection, prevention and emergency planning information 

 Scugog Memorial Library 

 Full Access

  • Full access to library building, bookshelves, computers and printers
  • Total number of people in the building at any one time must not exceed 25% capacity
  • Newspaper service has resumed
  • Room bookings limited to study rooms (2 person limit)
  • Programs will continue to be offered via Facebook and YouTube
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to the public until November 6
  • Contactless pickup service is available
  • If you prefer to continue using our Contactless Pickup service to receive your holds or print jobs, please let staff know when they call to inform you that you have an item waiting. 
  • Click here for more information 
  • Returned materials are quarantined before recirculating

 

For the complete list of what you can expect when visiting the library, visit www.scugoglibrary.ca.

 Animal Shelter
The Animal Shelter is currently closed to the general public.  Public access is limited to pet owners retrieving impounded animals and stray animal drop-off.  Please call ahead to arrange.  The shelter is still staffed to provide care for animals and Animal Control Officers are available to respond to urgent matters.

Public access is limited to pet owners retrieving impounded animals and stray animal drop-off.  Please call Animal Control if you are in need of assistance.

 Blackstock Recreation Complex
The Blackstock Arena, at 3440 Church Street in Blackstock, will remain closed for the 2021 ice season due to lack of ice demands and physical distancing challenges in the facility. 

 

For questions or additional information please contact recreation@scugog.ca 

 

Region of Durham COVID-19 Information and Updates

Durham Region Public Health Information

Class Order issued by Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle on April 7, 2020
The Health Protection and Promotion Act authorizes the Medical Officer of Health to make a class order to address the risks presented by the potential spread of COVID-19 to residents of Durham Region. 

Based on the continuing increase in the number of people contracting COVID-19 in Durham Region, and experiences in similar cities around the world, this is a targeted mandatory measure that will strengthen our ability to reduce the loss of life from COVID-19 and preserve and protect the capacity of our health care system to respond and to provide care for those who need it. While most people who have or may have COVID-19, as well as their close contacts, have been compliant with instructions from public health authorities to self-isolate, there are individuals who do not take these measures seriously enough. This class order is a legal tool to help us ensure that everyone who needs to, complies with the direction to self-isolate. 

Status of Cases 

There is increasing evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Durham Region. This means that the virus is spreading in the community.

The Health Department recommends that anyone who has mild cold or respiratory symptoms, such as a new cough, or sore throat be tested for COVID-19 and should self-isolate at home until while awaiting results.

If you develop worsening symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing) continue to self-isolate and seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:
  1. Complete an online self-assessment.
  2. Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  3. Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  4. Contact your primary care provider by phone.

The Durham Region Public Health Department is actively following up with all close contacts of positive cases. Individuals who were not in direct or close contact with the cases are not considered at risk of being infected. 

Status of Cases in Durham Region updated daily.

DRPS Protocol for COVID-19  

In Durham, we have a centralized response to complaints regarding Social Distancing and violations of the Emergency Measures in place for COVID-19 and a dedicated enforcement team tasked with dealing with these issues. While we welcome these complaints and reports in any forum, please be aware that we will be forwarding your concerns and issues to the COVID team for action, as directed by our Emergency Operations Centre.

Information for Businesses on Compliance 

Call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 for clarification whether a situation falls under the non-compliance orders. Assistance is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit: ontario.ca/stopthespread.

Report non-compliant residents and businesses

  • Online at www.drps.ca under Online Services - Community Concerns 
  • By phone using the non-emergency line at 1-888-579-1520

The DRPS will endeavor to respond to these calls in a timely manner, however, their focus continues to be on emergency calls for service.

Report Price Gouging 

Reports regarding price gouging must go directly to the Province of Ontario. File a complaint at 1-800-889-9768 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or file a report online here

COVID-19 Business Resources

Information for Businesses on Compliance 

 

COVID-19 Guidance and Advice for Businesses and Organizations

  • Additional sector specific infographics for Activities/Studios, Outdoor Recreational Amenities & Sport, Restaurants & Bars, Retail) located through the above link.

 

Call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 for clarification whether a situation falls under the non-compliance orders. Assistance is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit: ontario.ca/stopthespread.

Need Answers to Small Business Health and Safety Questions?

Resources on Government Programs, Services and Supports for Businesses

There are resources and information for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is updated at least daily. investdurham.ca/covidresponse

Government Educational Resources 

Health and Safety Guidance and Resources

 Step 3 of the Roadmap
Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space. Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less. Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less;
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less);
  • Essential and non-essential retail with with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
    • up to 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
    • up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).

Please view the regulation for the full list of public health and workplace safety measures that need to be followed.

Reopening Ontario has more information on the Roadmap to reopen. 

Please use official sources of information if you have questions
about COVID-19

Are you feeling unwell?

If you develop worsening symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing) continue to self-isolate and seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:

  1. Complete an online self-assessment.
  2. Complete an online registration form with Lakeridge Health for a COVID-19 screening and assessment
  3. Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  4. Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  5. Contact your primary care provider by phone. 

COVID-19 Virus Facts and FAQ's 

Facts about the COVID-19 virus, variants of concern (VOC), self monitoring, testing, outbreaks and more can be found through the Durham Region Health Departments COVID-19 Facts and FAQ's.

Previous Public Notices and Service Announcements related to COVID-19

Vaccination Eligibility Expands to Age 12+ effective May 23 at 8:00 a.m.

Outdoor Recreational Amenities Open in Scugog on May 22, 2021

By-Law temporarily suspends zoning restrictions to allow boats to be stored on private driveways

Gearing up for the season: Hockey Gear and Car Seats
Fall Recreation Programs will open for Registration beginning September 4 at 7 A.M.

COVID-19 Public Notice #19 - COVID-19 leads Township to cancel 2020 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

COVID-19 Public Notice #18 - Scugog continues stage 3 openings with additional amenities at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre
Queen Street four week Pedestrian Pilot has come to an end

North Durham COVID-19 Assessment Centre opens in Scugog August 4

Scugog Moving to Stage 3, beginning with playgrounds, Friday, July 24. Palmer Park playground will remain closed until after Labour Day

Township of Scugog will launch pedestrian area project on Queen Street Saturdays and Sundays this summer

Cooling Cenre to be opened in Port Perry over the weekend

PSA: Rules for Public use of the Port Perry Government Pier in Scugog

COVID-19 Update - Phase 2 reopening of facilities and modified programs beginning the week of July 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update - Virtual Canada Day - Celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way

COVID-19 Public Notice #15 - Scugog suspends traditional summer camps and programs

COVID-19 Public Notice #14 - Scugog reopening park green spaces and limited recreational amenities

COVID-19 Public Notice #13 - Township Public Boat Launches will reopen for Victoria Day Weekend

COVID-19 Public Notice #12 - Sale of fireworks in Scugog by essential business locations will be permitted. Public or neighbourhood firework displays are not permitted

Mayor Drew provides words of encouragement, thanks and an updates on Scugog's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update #11: Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives is seeking the Public’s Help to Document the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Public Notice #10 - Scugog Extends closure of public facilities, postpones programs and cancels events until July 3, 2020

COVID-19 Public Notice #9 - By-Law temporarily suspends zoning restrictions to allow boats to be stored on private driveways

COVID-19 Public Notice #8 - Scugog extends closures and cancellations until further notice

COVID-19 News Release Scugog Declares State of Municipal Emergency

COVID-19 Public Notice #7 - Province orders all outdoor recreational amenities across Ontario close

COVID-19 Public Notice #6 - Information and Resources for Snowbirds and Returning Travellers 

COVID-19 Public Notice #5- Scugog Emergency Operations in Effect

Public Statement from Mayor Drew regarding COVID-19, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Public Notice #4 - Scugog to waive tax penalties and interest

COVID-19 Public Notice #3 - Safety warning for playgrounds and dog park

Public Statement from Mayor Drew regarding Scugog COVID-19 response

COVID-19 Public Notice #2 - Scugog Municipal Office closed to the public effective immediately

 Official Government Websites