Canada’s Wonderland water park to stay closed for season as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions

Canada’s Wonderland says they’re upset the federal government has not but allowed amusement parks to reopen in Ontario, and as a result of delay, the water park will stay closed for the remainder of the season.

In a press release, a spokesperson for the Toronto-area theme park stated they’ve submitted “a complete reopening plan” to the provincial authorities on a number of events. Within the plan, they stated they’ll adhere to bodily distancing, capability controls, and security and hygiene protocols set ahead by officers.

“We’re upset to listen to that we nonetheless haven’t acquired approval to open,” Grace Peacock, director of communications, stated.

“Resulting from this current delay from the federal government, we shall be unable to open our water park for this season as a result of timeline restraints with our summer season calendar. We’ll proceed to work with the Ontario authorities and hope to welcome friends again quickly to a enjoyable and protected surroundings.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Ontario Minister of Heritage, Tourism and Sport Lisa MacLeod stated that well being officers imagine it’s not but time to reopen theme parks or water parks.

“The chief medical officer of well being has suggested our authorities, and we’ve accepted his science, that theme parks and water parks of these nature nonetheless pose a major risk because of COVID-19 and subsequently will be unable to open presently,” she stated.

MacLeod acknowledged the “seasonal nature” of amusement parks, however famous that till all areas are in Stage three of the province’s reopening plan, there stays too nice a threat of publicity.

“We aren’t assured, given the circulation of individuals coming from totally different components of Ontario and totally different components of Canada at this time limit to open these theme parks till all of Ontario is in Stage three,” MacLeod stated.

All areas in Ontario aside from Windsor-Essex have moved to Stage three of the province’s financial reopening plan.

On its website, Canada’s Wonderland touts “new processes and enhanced procedures” that may assist scale back the unfold of germs.

A few of the precautions embody the usage of reservations, well being screenings and temperature checks, required face coverings, hand sanitization, and the usage of an app that may ship clients real-time updates.