COVID-19 Closure of MTB Kingston

Excerpt from Ontario News:
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province’s hospital system capacity, and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants.

Both the provincial declaration of emergency and the Stay-at-Home order (O.Reg 265/21) have been extended for an additional two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Stay-at-Home order currently in effect requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.  The government also intends to implement the following public health and workplace safety measures effective Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.:

  • Prohibit all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household;
  • Close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, and playgrounds with limited exceptions.

Due to these recent COVID restrictions, MTB Kingston Club and trails are closed to all users, including the barn, clubhouse and parking area.

We will share the distribution plan for 2021 member tags when we are able to safely and legally do it.

Our 2020-21 season, your 2020 insurance waivers, still expire April 30.  Buying your new pass, and having each member of the family sign those waivers, is so important and should be done before April 30.

The Club Executive has consulted with legal experts regarding the current Order and will continue to do our very best to stay informed.  We are committed to keeping our valued members updated and hope that we have more positive news soon.  In the interim, please stay safe and at home.

Riding the trails, when closed, puts you and the club at risk.  Members were fantastic during the last lockdown and we expect only the same this time too. 

We all totally look forward to riding with family and friends in the future so let’s continue to do our best to help get to this goal.

All the best,

MTB Kingston Board