In the continued effort to protect the health and well being of residents and visitors, the private owners of the Port Dover beach have announced that they are not yet in a position to safely open the area.
The popularity of the beach—which the owners have graciously allowed the public and Norfolk County to use for many years—means proper COVID-19 precautions and protocol would be extremely difficult to follow.
Port Dover Mayor, Krystal Chopp, supports the decision saying, ” the re-opening of area businesses, services and public spaces should only happen when it is safe to do so and when the parties involved are fully prepared. That’s why we fully support the owners’ decision to delay the opening of the Port Dover beach.”
Norfolk County owns very little beach area—a 66 foot portion at the end of Walker Street, which is still closed—but beaches at Turkey Point Provincial Park and Long Point Provincial Park are now open with measures taken to enable physical distancing.
With the province moving Norfolk County into Stage 2 of re-opening, piers—including the one in Port Dover—will also re-open.
The public is reminded that everyone must remain at least six feet away from anyone who is not a part of their “social bubble.”
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