City of Kimberley to Close all Playgrounds and Public Recreation Areas

March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

COVID – 19 Update:

The City of Kimberley is asking all residents and visitors to avoid using public playgrounds and recreation areas throughout the City. This includes playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, the skate park and picnic areas. Individuals and groups are continuing to gather in these areas and are posing a risk to themselves and our community. Signs will be placed at all sites that are being closed.

The Kimberley Nature Park, Lois Creek Trails and Rails to Trails remain open, however, we do ask that users maintain at least 2 meters from others using the trails.

We ask all those in the community to do their part by social distancing. This means limiting your activities outside. If you are out in public, keep at least 2 meters between yourself and others. Cough into your sleeve or elbow and stay home if you are sick. Please stop socializing in groups. These measures can help slow the spread of COVID – 19 by limiting close contact with others.

For more information on how to stop the spread of COVID – 19, please check out these reliable resources:

  • BC Centre for Disease Control – www.bccdc.ca - Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
  • 1-888-COVID19 - Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30am-8pm, 7 days a week at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).
  • www.healthlinkbc.ca has a self-assessment tool for those who are displaying symptoms and individuals can always call 8-1-1 to speak to a healthcare professional.