Outdoor Special Event Facilities - Safety Plan Guidelines

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Step Three Guidelines:

  1. Maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who enters or uses the facility, except from their caregiver or members of the same household is highly recommended.
  2. Hand sanitization upon entry in the facility is highly recommended.
  3. Masks or face coverings are highly recommended on paths leading to parking lots, washrooms, and other amenities and when within 2 metres of another individual.
  4. Capacity limits for organized events and social gatherings are as follows:
    • 100 people outdoors (private social gathering event)
    • Staffed business/organizations can have a 75% capacity of the defined outdoor area for the event
    • Weddings, funerals and religious services can have a capacity limit of a defined outdoor area where individuals can distance with a minimum of two metres.
  5. If the event requires patrons to be seated at a table, the tables must be 2 metres apart.
  6. If your event includes buffet style or potluck meals masks/face coverings are required to be worn, and a physical distance of at least two metres maintained when people are in the lineup.  It is highly recommended that hand sanitizer be used prior to patrons handling utensils at the buffet.
  7. Any tents or canopies erected must have at least two full sides of the entire outdoor area open to the outdoors and are not substantially blocked by any walls or other impermeable physical barriers.
  8. Any live entertainment or music instruction must ensure physical distancing of two metres is maintained at all time.
  9. If your event could be considered an outdoor concert, theatres or cinemas there are additional requirements and guidelines to be met.
  10. The event organizer must record the name and contact information of every person that attends the event and maintain the records for a period of at least one month and only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request.
  11. Screening requirements:
  12. The event organizer must post the approved capacity limit for the event in a visible location at the permitted site.
  13. The City may request additional safety requirements based on event details and Public Health recommendations.

City of Peterborough Requirements:

  1. Post Facility Safety Plan and screening signage at each facility.
  2. Post physical distancing signage along narrow pathways and throughout the facility.
  3. Ensure that all special events have an approved safety plan.