West Grey opens trails and green spaces

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The Municipality of West Grey have officially opened their trails and local green spaces with physical distancing measures still in place for COVID-19.

In a release on May 22nd, West Grey announced that they would allow public access to all municipally owned trails and green outdoor spaces as of May 23rd with physical distancing measures and no more than 5 people in a group. However, all washrooms, play structures and various other facilities are still closed.

With team sports still prohibited, areas such as basketball and tennis courts, ball diamonds and soccer fields also remain closed in West Grey. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has opened many conservation areas, and some retail spaces have also opened in West Grey.

“I am comfortable with this cautious and responsible approach because I know the messages of washing hands frequently, keeping physical distance of two metres and not congregating are resonating with citizens,” said Mayor Christine Robinson. “These efforts are paying off and we all need to continue following this advice to stay safe and stop the spread of the coronavirus.”