The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has changed how we live, work and play. And while travel plans may be on hold, we want to make sure you feel safe and prepared in Elora & Fergus. Things will look a little different and we continue to monitor and update our procedures in accordance with the Township of Centre Wellington and the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit.
As businesses and attractions begin to re-open, please keep in mind the health and safety of the residents and workers of Centre Wellington. We are not encouraging travel at this time as local rural communities continue to struggle to not overwhelm our healthcare facilities.
Before leaving home consider a self-health assessment. You may also be asked for an assessment before entering establishments:
Do you have any symptoms or signs of shortness of breath, cough, fever, nausea, fatigue?
Have you travelled outside of Canada of had close contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
Have you had close contact with anyone with respiratory illness or confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
Continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a mask when out in public and maintain physical distancing.
Plan ahead and find out what shops and eateries are open and their operating parameters.
It is now mandatory to wear a mask when entering a commercial establishment, with the exception of patios. Please read the statement and FAQs from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit and come prepared with a mask.
Downtown street closures:
To improve the safety of physical distancing, downtown streets in Elora are closed to road traffic on weekends beginning May 1 through to October 31 from 9am Saturday morning to 9pm Sunday evening.
Metcalfe Street to Geddes will be closed as well as Mill Street West to Price Street.
At this time, many festivals and events are cancelled or postponed for the 2021 season. Please check directly with event organizers about the status of upcoming events.
Support from home:
We know you’re itching to revisit your favourite festival, shop and dining experience. Share your encouragement and reach out to these businesses! Leave a review and positive words of encouragement, purchase a gift certificate, and make sure you are following them on social media or via newsletters for any updates on reopening.
The Elora Tourism Information Centre remains closed while we are in a province-wide shutdown.
Before entering the building, visitors are required to:
– Wear a face covering: Except for children under the age of 2 years, people who have had difficulty breathing or a medical reason
– Use hand sanitizer: Apply 1-2 pumps to palms. Rub palms, fingers and back of hands for 15 seconds until dry.
– Physical distance: When possible, keep at least 2 metres distance between others
Self-serve visitor information:
Elora: Kiosk in green space adjacent to Tourism Office at 10 East Mill St
Fergus: Weigh Scale Building at 150 Provost Lane
Contact us ahead of your visit Toll Free at 1-877-242-6353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many facilities within Centre Wellington remain closed or with limited access.
The following public washrooms are open daily 9am to 6pm:
Elora Fergus Tourism Office, Bissell Park Washrooms, Elora Arena Ball Diamond, Weigh Scale Washrooms, Forfar Washrooms, Victoria Park Fergus
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