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City of Guelph COVID-19 update

This information is up to date as of 10 a.m. Thursday January 7th. For the most up-to-date information visit

City services during COVID-19

This information is up to date as of 10 a.m. Thursday, January 7. For updates about City programs and services visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates #COVID19Guelph

Protect yourself and others

No indoor gatherings during province-wide shutdown

  • Stay at home, especially if you feel sick
  • Do not have visitors in your home, and don’t visit other households. If you live alone, consider having close contact with one other household.
  • If you must go out for work, school, groceries, medical appointments or exercise, stay two metres (6.5 feet) away from people you don’t live with
  • wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer
  • wear a mask or face covering indoors, and anywhere you can’t stay two metres away from people you don’t live with

Get accurate information about COVID-19 from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Report a concern

Visit for provincial restrictions, gathering limits and updates.

To report concern about a large gathering or business not following COVID-19 guidelines visit, email or call 519-837-2529.

COVID-19 testing

Call 519-763-3431 to make an appointment at Shopper’s Drug Mart, 7 Clair Road, if:

  • you do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • you live, visit or work at a long-term care home, homeless shelter, or other congregate living facility
  • you are a farm worker
  • you are an international student that has passed your 14-day self-quarantine period
  • you require a test for international travel
  • you are Indigenous

Call 226-773-1922 to make an appointment at the assessment centre, 400 Southgate Drive if:

  • you have COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever etc.), or
  • you have had contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health tells you to get tested for COVID-19

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

City services during shutdown

City Council meetings

Visit to learn when and how to participate in City Council and committee meetings.

City Hall

ServiceGuelph counter open 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Up to 10 visitors inside the galleria at City Hall. Please use phone or online services if possible, or use the mail slot outside the front doors at City Hall. Marriage licences are issued by appointment only.

Garbage and recyclables

Visit for pickup schedules public waste drop-off hours, fees and guidelines.

If anyone in your home is self-isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, or is isolating due to travel outside Canada, please put recyclables and garbage in bags in your grey cart. Keep using your green cart as usual.

Guelph Farmers’ Market open

Up to 50 shoppers indoors. Visit for a list of vendors and shopping guidelines.

Guelph Public Library curbside pickup only

All Guelph Public Library branches offer curbside pickup service only. Visit for hours and guidelines.

Guelph Museums, River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre closed.

Check out virtual exhibits and experiencesat

Guelph Transit

You must wear a mask or face covering on the bus. Only use transit for essential trips, and do not use transit if you are feeling sick. Visit for schedules and fares.

Parks, trails

Several trails are maintained and portable washrooms will remain open all winter. Please wear a mask inside and sanitize your hands before and after use.

Outdoor skating rinks in parks

No reservations needed. Up to 25 people on the ice. No team sports or games. Skaters must wear masks and stay 2 metres away from people they don't live with.

Visit for more information.

Market Square skating rink

The Market Square rink is open daily from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. 45-minute skating sessions start on the hour. No reservations needed. Up to 25 people on the ice. No team sports or games. Skaters must wear masks and stay 2 metres away from people they don't live with.

Check the risk status and the live feed at

Provincial Offences Court

Service counter open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for online services.

Recreation centres closed

Visit to register for winter programs

Shop local

Looking for local products, services and Guelph-made goodies? Shop local, shop safe at