Hamilton is currently in the LOCKDOWN Phase - Gray

Restrictions and Closures in Place

As of December 21, in accordance with Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, The City of Hamilton has moved to the “Lockdown” – Grey category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework and Hamilton Public Health Services.  The following closures are in place.

  • All recreation centres, indoor pools, arenas, and community halls are closed to the public
  • All scheduled programs and rentals for indoor facilities are cancelled
  • New rental requests for indoor facilities are not being accepted at this time. 

Outdoor Ice Impacts

City Operated Outdoor Ice Rinks will remain operational during this time with extended hours of operation and enhanced public health safety measures in place.

  • Washroom facilities will be CLOSED at sites
  • Reservations required in advance

Note: More information on these measures is outlined in the “COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open” and summarized here:

Drop-in programs

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Recreation Centres & Indoor Pools

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Policies & Guidelines
Home Alone Safety for Kids
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This comprehensive safety program is best suited for children aged 9 to 12. Designed with families in mind to help prepare children to be responsible and care for themselves safely in the exciting and sometimes scary event of leaving them without adult supervision. Online accounts will be activated within 72 hours.


Ontario Government Guidelines

Hamilton-Specific Guidelines
General Sport Reopening (PDF, 74 KB)
Baseball Reopening (PDF, 79 KB)
Bocce Club Reopening (PDF, 70 KB)
Lawn Bowling Reopening (PDF, 77 KB)
Pickleball Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Soccer Reopening (PDF, 76 KB)
Sports Field Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Rural SubCommittee Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Tennis Reopening (PDF, 70 KB)
Track and Field Reopening (PDF, 76 KB)