The Province of Ontario moved to Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen plan on Friday, June 16 at 12:01a.m. The new Rules for Areas at Step 3 regulation further expands indoor activities and services, and increases capacities.

With the reopening of indoor amenities in Step Three, the Town of Saugeen Shores will begin to expand in-person services and indoor recreation.

“As we open up in Step Three, it’s encouraging to see services return as we move our way back towards normal.” says Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “We know that there’s still work to do in Grey Bruce to beat COVID-19 and we will by following public health advice and getting vaccinated.”

The Centennial Pool in Port Elgin will reopen on Monday, July 26 for recreational swimming. The summer pool schedule and reopening protocols are posted at and recreational swims (e.g. aquafit or lane swim) open for pre-booking seven days prior to the activity date. Registration for swimming lessons is available now at

Indoor halls and meeting spaces will reopen for bookings beginning August 23, 2021. Ice at the Plex is available for rentals beginning August 21, 2021.

Updates to municipal services due to COVID-19 can be found at

For further details of Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, visit the Reopening Ontario page. For information from the local Health Unit, visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit website.