In keeping with Provincial regulations, as of September 22, the City of London will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain City recreation programs, services and facilities.
Recognizing the challenges extreme heat may present to vulnerable people in the community, the City of London is opening two cooling centres to provide reprieve from temperatures that are expected to reach 31 degrees during the day today and Wednesday.
The cooling centres will be located at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 1045 Wonderland Road North, and the South London Community Centre, 1119 Jalna Boulevard. These centres will be open to people who need reprieve from the heat between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. both days and will provide an indoor cooling space as well as water. Other amenities within these centres will not be open. In setting up the cooling centres, the City has followed all provincial and local health guidelines and appropriate measures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to cooling centres, a number of community agencies are working together to support those accessing their services during the extreme heat. This includes:
“I’m pleased to see the quick response and high level of collaboration to ensure London’s most vulnerable are supported in the midst of these unseasonably high temperatures,” said London Mayor Ed Holder. “Together, we share a deep commitment to keeping Londoners safe during these extraordinary times, made even more challenging by the impending heat.”