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Covid-19 Travel Resource

Chatham-Kent Tourism is supporting the directives of the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and the Governments of Canada and Ontario through precautionary measures and enhanced monitoring of the workplace due to Covid-19. For personal health and safety our tourism office is closed to the public, but travel counsellors are still able to assist with your inquiries. You can call us 1-800-714-7497 or email cktourism@chatham-kent.ca. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @visitck. 

Chatham-Kent is currently in Stage 3 of the Province's Reopening Ontario framework. Some attractions, such as live music and theatre venues remain closed.


Covid-19 Travel FAQ's

Are face coverings or non-medical masks mandatory in Chatham-Kent?

Chatham-Kent Council has passed a by-law to make the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces mandatory as of 12:01 am, August 14, 2020. Wearing a mask is only one aspect in reducing an individual's chances of contracting Covid-19. As directed by Chatham-Kent Public Health, individuals must: 

  • maintain physical distancing of two metres at all times
  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol frequently
  • stay home if you are not feeling well

Where can I pick up travel information?

Brochures and maps are currently only available for pick up Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Municipal Civic Centre located at 315 King Street W. in Chatham. All other sites are temporarily closed, and will reopen at a later date. Brochures and maps are available online, through email, or Canada Post.

Are washrooms open at beaches and along the 401? 

On Route rest stops east and west of Chatham-Kent along the 401 are open and washrooms are open to the public. Porta-johns are located at area beaches with accessible public washrooms not open at this time. 

Can I dine inside a restaurant or just on a patio? 

Many restaurants are offering both dine-in and patio service with limited seating, while some even require reservations. Take-out and delivery is still an option at many locations. 

Are all of your attractions open? 

Many attractions are open, but may be operating with limited or reduced hours. There are some, however, that remain temporarily closed and we encourage you to call the establishment ahead of your visit. 

Are all accommodations taking reservations? 

Our hotels are all open at this time, however there are some bed and breakfasts that remain temporarily closed or have reduced occupancy. 

What do I do if I am unwell?

While we value your visit and can't wait to see you, please delay your trip until you are well again. If you fall ill during your visit and need medical attention there are two hospitals available to assist you in Chatham-Kent, one in Wallaceburg and one in Chatham.


For more Covid-19 specific questions and answers, visit the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit website.