In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Town will be taking measures to ensure that the emergency orders issued by the province are being respected, effective immediately: 

  • Closure of all outdoor recreational facilities as defined by the province
  • Assisting the Police with enforcing the prohibition of gatherings of more than five people to ensure proper social and physical distancing of two metres apart
  • Closure of public establishments (non-essential businesses)

New enforcement measures include proactive patrolling, front-line support for Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) and increased public education at high-traffic outdoor destinations, including the Ajax Waterfront and Greenwood Conservation Area.

We are taking these further steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our community. All actions are based on the advice of leading public health officials and orders issued by the province of Ontario.     

These proactive and education enforcement measures are a first step. We are prepared to implement further enforcement measures and/or closures to navigate this health crisis and protect residents if it becomes necessary to stop gathering.  

Our message remains clear: Stay Home Ajax except for essential reasons such as groceries, health care services, medications or exercise/health breaks in your neighbourhood. 

At this time, the Town’s enforcement measures are mainly proactive; not complaint-based. Residents should continue to report major non-compliance of provincial orders to DRPS online at www.drps.ca (under Online Services) or call the DRPS Intelligence Branch Hot-line at 1-888-579-1520, ext.5802. 

Call the Stop the Spread Business Line at 1-888-444-3659 or visit ontario.ca/stopthespread to seek clarification regarding business non-compliance before reporting to DRPS.