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Re-opening of Township Halls and Community Centres

7/14/2021 9:41:31 AM

MEDIA RELEASE                                                               July 14th, 2021

For Immediate Release:

Effective Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will enter Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. South-West Oxford Township’s Halls and Community Centres will be permitted to re-open for rentals in Step 3. Rental patrons/occupants must follow all COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to:

  • Self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure
  • Mandatory masks/non-medical face coverings
  • Social distancing of two (2) meters per occupant
  • Contact tracing

Maximum Capacity - Facilities

Each Hall/Community Centre facility has its own maximum capacity, which will remain in effect until further notice:

  • Brownsville Hall/Community Centre: 25 occupants
  • Dereham Centre Hall: 20 occupants
  • Foldens (West Oxford) Hall: 25 occupants
  • Mount Elgin Hall/Community Centre: 25 occupants
  • Salford Hall/Community Centre: 25 occupants
  • Sweaburg Lions Pavilion: 11 occupants

For more information on renting the facilities listed above, please visit: 

Parks and Playgrounds

Township play structures, sports fields, parks and picnic areas remain open for use. Outdoor public gatherings are restricted to a total of 100 people maximum. Residents are reminded that self-screening is recommended, and marks are not mandatory provided physical distancing of 2 meters between occupants is maintained.

The Township reminds residents that outdoor recreational amenities are not cleaned and disinfected. Individuals using these spaces should continue to limit contact with surfaces as much as possible and wash their hands thoroughly after using these spaces.

Municipal Office

Effective Tuesday, July 7th, 2021 the Township’s Municipal Office re-opened to the public. Appointments continue to be encouraged to ensure staff are available to assist you. Residents are asked to self-screen before entering any Township facility. All COVID-19 safety protocols including mandatory face coverings and social distancing will continue to be followed.


For additional information, please contact:

Mayor David Mayberry

Township of South-West Oxford


Mary Ellen Greb, Chief Administrative Officer

Township of South-West Oxford

519-485-0477 ext. 7025

Municipal Contacts

Township of South-West Oxford

Located in South Western Ontario, in the South West section of Oxford County and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

The Township’s mission is be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community"

Contact Us

312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, On N0J 1N0
Hours: Monday – Friday 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 519-877-2702 / 519-485-0477
Fax: 519-485-2932

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