City Matters: COVID-19 Bulletin April 23

Having trouble keeping up with changing COVID-19 measures?
  • The City has answers to your frequently asked questions about what you can and can’t do under current Provincial measures. This FAQ document outlines details regarding:
    • Essential behaviours: gathering with household members only, physically distancing from others, and wearing face coverings when you can’t physically distance.
    • Use of recreational amenities:
      • Open: Parks and play structures; City paths and trails; Off-leash dog areas; benches in parks or recreational areas.
      • Closed: Multi-use fields, including: baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, skate parks; picnic tables; and marinas.
    • City services and facilities: City buildings are closed to the public, but City staff continue to serve residents connecting via phone or email.
    • Travel: You may move around Kingston and are encouraged to stay local. Travel is restricted between provinces.Construction: All residential construction activities or projects and related services can proceed.


City closes Breakwater Park until April 27 at 4 p.m. to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
  • Fencing will remain around the north, east, and west boundaries of Breakwater Park, which runs along King Street between Lower University Avenue and Beverley Street. City Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will closely monitor other parks in proximity to the University District.
  • Residents are reminded that those who fail to maintain physical distancing in any City park – and those who enter the closed area of Breakwater Park – can be issued a $2,060 Penalty Notice on the spot under the City’s Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for failure to comply with an emergency order. Any fines issued under the City’s AMPs can be paid and appealed directly through the City.
Open City Services


COVID-19 Vaccine clinic at the INVISTA Centre remains open for booked appointments.
  • KFL&A Public Health asks residents to not arrive more than 10 minutes before their appointments and to wait in their vehicles or outside (maintain 2 metres of physical distance from others).
  • For more information about booking an appointment visit the KFL&A Public Health website.
Some outdoor recreation amenities remain open but restricted.
  • Some outdoor recreation amenities including public trails and parks remain open for safe enjoyment and exercise, but are restricted to members of the same household only.
  • Any person who enters or uses an outdoor recreation amenity must maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others (excluding members of the same household).
Garbage and recycling services - during the Stay-at-Home order:
  • The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) is operating with reduced hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Saturdays).
  • The Household Hazardous Waste depot is closed.
  • You may use a laundry basket or a container of that size to put out your recycling (as Blue/Grey Boxes are not available).

Downtown Kingston businesses are online and ready to serve you! Shop & dine locally & safely from the comfort of your home. Downtown Delivers, curbside pickup, gift cards & more! Visit Downtown Kingston for more information.


Stay Informed. Stay Safe.

Find regularly updated information on COVID-19, City services available, and what you can do on the City's COVID-19 webpage.  All of our updates will be noted within our news releases, on our website, and our verified social media feeds. 

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-04-23 16:09:45 -0400