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Building closures for grey-lockdown in Callander

Grey-Lockdown Beginning December 26 - Please see also January 8, 2021 Update

As required by the Province of Ontario, the Municipality of Callander will move into the Grey – Lockdown category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework as of Saturday, December 26th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

The objective of the “Lockdown” – Grey category is to implement widescale measures and restrictions, including closures, to halt or interrupt transmission. It is anticipated that the lockdown will last fourteen (14) days in our area. This could change based on further direction from the Province.


As per Province’s COVID-19 Response Framework, under the Grey-Lockdown category:

  • No individual organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same households. Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts on social isolation.
  • Limit to outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, physical distancing can be maintained is 10 people.
  • Indoor and outdoor service at restaurants, bars and food/drink establishments is not permitted. Take-out, drive-through and delivery are permitted.
  • Most facilities for indoor and outdoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed.
  • In-person retail shopping is not permitted.
  • Personal care services are closed.


In terms of municipal operations, the following is a summary of how the “Lockdown” will affect our services.






Community Centre


Skating Rinks



Closed to the public except for the purpose of providing for curbside pickup and return of circulating library materials.

Municipal Main Office

Open with restrictions. The Main Office will be accommodating walk-ins subject to strict protocols on entry and active COVID-19 screening. Appointments are encouraged for in-person transactions. Appointments can be made at 705-752-1410. We are encouraging residents to access municipal services online at, as much as possible during this time. We strongly encourage the public to refrain from accessing the Main Office for matters that can be dealt with following the lockdown (i.e. dog tags, recycling bins, commissioning, etc.). Forms, cheques and other documents can be dropped off at our lockbox at the main doors, which is verified daily.


In addition to these Framework restrictions, members of the public are advised of the following:

  • Trips outside of the home should only be for essential reasons.
  • Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when around others from another household, out in public places, or outdoors when unable to stay physically distant.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well, stay isolated at home and get tested for COVID-19.

We thank our residents for their cooperation during this time.