COVID-19 Protocols – TRCA Conservation Parks

Infection Prevention & Control Measures

Updated June 29, 2020.

The following mitigation guidelines will help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

Prior to Arrival:

  • Visitors must complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit until they pass the assessment and do not have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Visitors should be aware of signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Muscle aches
    • Tiredness
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Runny nose
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • Please note that select washrooms facilities will be available at each location. Stay local and plan your visit accordingly.

Practice Proper Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette:

  • Arrive prepared with alcohol-based personal sanitizer and sanitizing wipes as needed.
  • Arrive prepared with masks or face covering.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue. Immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


  • Stay local to limit unnecessary travel, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • General admission fees will apply.
  • It is recommended that visitors wear masks or face coverings when entering into a TRCA facility.
  • Contactless payments only will be accepted, in the form of debit or credit transactions. Cash will not be accepted.
  • Park only in designated parking lots. Do not block gates or roadways.
  • If high visitation levels cause unsafe conditions, the number of visitors may be limited to respect physical distancing requirements.
  • Limit the length of your visit to ensure that everyone can enjoy an experience in nature.
  • Be patient and respectful of others, including our dedicated staff.

Physical Distancing Requirements:

  • While visiting, you must practice physical distancing of two metres (six feet) and respect local physical distancing bylaws.
  • Social gatherings or organized public events of more than 10 people are prohibited under the Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order, unless everyone gathered together lives in the same household. This applies to all TRCA conservation parks.

Amenities and Facilities

  • Visitors can walk/run/bike in parks and on trails.
  • All amenities and facilities, including playgrounds, fitness equipment, and rentals will be unavailable until further notice.
  • Stay on trails, stepping off only to allow others to pass to maintain two metres (six feet) distance.
  • Keep pets on a leash, at least two metres (six feet) away from other people and animals, and clean up after your pets.
  • Fishing is permitted with a license.
  • Do not litter. Please use the recycling and garbage receptacles available on site.

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