Posted: July 06, 2020

The City of Belleville has activated the public cooling centre at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre for those needing relief from the heat. Based upon the current weather forecast the centre will be open from July 6 (today) until Friday, July 10 inclusive. Visitors are asked to enter the cooling centre through the doors facing Cannifton Road (on the building’s west side).

Extra precautions are in place to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 among those using the facility including:

  • Security and City staff will be onsite.
  • Visitors will be screened and asked to sign in upon entry.
  • Physical distancing will be in place.
  • Washrooms will be available and cleaned hourly.
  • Masks or face coverings are encouraged.

City transit continues to be free of charge until the end of July. Route and schedule information is available on the City website. The cooling centre will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City encourages the use of the Splash Pads which are free of charge and located at Riverside, Parkdale and Kinsmen Parks. Please reach out to friends and neighbours living on their own to ensure they are coping with the temperatures.