The city has announced that Yellowknife playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas, as of Friday, are reopening following restrictions brought on by Covid-19.

Here are the latest directives from the GNWT:

“When using playgrounds and any outdoor recreation areas, under the Orders and advice of the Chief Public Health Officer relating to Covid-19, residents should:

– Ensure that there are no more than 25 people within the space (participants and observers) at any time.

– Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more from persons who do not reside in the same household, except as follows:

– Children 12 years of age and under may engage in outdoor play or sports with one another and are not required to maintain a minimum distance from one another while so engaged in outdoor play or sports.

    • Persons rns may play outdoor sports, with the exception of rugby. Spectators are required to maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance from one another. Players should physically distance where possible and should adhere to COVID-19 guidelines from their national and provincial sports organizations. Players and spectators together must not exceed 25 persons in any outdoor location.

– Use face masks whenever a physical distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.

“It is encouraged that playgrounds only be used by children 12 years and under. If you are sick or not feeling well, please do not enter the area and return home to self-isolate. Please ensure proper hand sanitizer is used (self-supplied) as recommended by the Chief Public Health Officer, including before and after the use of any equipment.’The City is developing its’ re-opening schedule for other facilities and will communicate all updates with the public, via the City webpage and on social media. Residents can also contact the City by emailing or calling 920-5600.”



Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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