Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, August 28, 2020
Please continue to watch for updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best place to access reliable, up -to-date health information on COVID-19 in Lambton County is the Lambton Public Health Page.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

Last week, my message addressed the new Face Coverings By-Law. Face coverings are now required in all indoor public spaces throughout Lambton Shores. Additional information about the by-law can be found on our website:
I would like to remind everyone that if you are using disposable face masks, please make sure you throw them away in garbage containers, and not in our parks, beach, or on our streets and sidewalks. It is frustrating to see the amount of trash that is being left behind. There is absolutely no excuse for this. Please use a garbage can, or take your trash with you.

As the summer season starts to wind down, the Municipality is gearing up to welcome the public back to our facilities. Staff are working closely with Lambton Public Health and following provincial guidelines to ensure the safe reopening of our facilities. I would like to thank everyone for their continued patience as we navigate through this next phase of reopening. Updates for reopening plans will be posted on the municipal website once they are finalized.

Above all else, if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and follow Public Health guidance. COVID-19 is still here.

With so much out of our control, we can control our own actions. Choose to be kind.

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
Face Coverings Information
At the August 18, 2020 meeting, Council passed the Face Coverings By-Law. As of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, face coverings became required in public indoor spaces throughout Lambton Shores. You can find a copy of the By-Law, frequently asked questions and a poster for businesses on our Face Covering page.
Please remember to:
Maintaining physical distancing of at least two metres from people outside of your household or social circle.
Face coverings are required in public indoor spaces throughout Lambton Shores.
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water.
Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Practicing good hygiene (covering a cough and sneeze and avoiding touching your face).
Cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often.
Limiting indoor gatherings to a maximum of 50 people, or less, to maintain physical distancing.
Limiting outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people, or less. to maintain physical distancing.
Staying at home and away from others if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Protecting the most vulnerable by following public health advice.
Getting tested if you are worried you have or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Main Street South Reconstruction Update
Construction on Main Street South in Forest continues. Please use detour routes. The road is open to local traffic - those who need to access businesses or residences along the affected area only. Otherwise, for the safety of the workers, please do not drive on closed roads.

Please continue to support the local businesses along the construction route – they are open!

A reminder to respect site safety and social distancing by calling in concerns to the Municipal office at 519-243-1400, option 2 and giving onsite workers space. Your patience is appreciated throughout this project.
Things To Do
Although physical distancing and gathering restrictions remain in place, there are still ways to participate in community activities! Visit the links below or visit the Lambton Shores events calendar as additional virtual (and non-virtual) activities are added.

Parks, Playgrounds and Sports Fields Are Open
The following guidelines have been put in place to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from others at all times.
  • Bring alcohol-based sanitizer to clean hands frequently.
  • Do not visit if you are not feeling well.

Visitors should also be aware that the parks, playgrounds and sports fields will not be cleaned or sanitized on a regular basis. 

Indoor facilities will remain closed at this time.

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information 519-243-1400, option 3.
Parking in Lambton Shores
Parking restrictions vary throughout Lambton Shores communities
Parking is not permitted on any roadway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., except where allowed by permit issued by the Municipality.
For more information on overnight permits, please visit the Parking page of our website.

Paid parking is in effect in Grand Bend. For more information, please visit the Parking page of our website.

Ipperwash and Port Franks have limited to no municipal parking spots available and on-street parking is prohibited in most areas. If you have guests with additional vehicles wishing to use the beach during their visit, please consider bicycling, walking or dropping people off to enjoy their beach time.

Don’t take a chance, parking is strictly enforced and you will get a ticket.
Supporting Local Businesses
Many other local businesses are adapting operations to continue to serve the Lambton Shores community. The   Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism   has compiled a list of Chamber member business information. Other business listings can be found online through the   Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership   and the   Forest BIA  Please connect directly with businesses to confirm availability and services offered.

For local restaurants visit  Shoreline ToGo .

To find out more about local business services and hours visit   Shop Lambton Map .
Staying in Touch
While offices may be closed to the public, municipal staff are still available by telephone or email. To reach us, visit our Staff Directory.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400