COVID-19 - Update of the situation effective January 9, 2021 | Saint-Lambert: what’s open, what’s closed?
Following the recent government announcements, the City of Saint-Lambert is obliged to adapt it services to comply with the new government measures and to collectively help reduce the number of cases of COVID-19.
Accordingly, the City will have to close some of its facilities. In addition, those that remain open will have to close by 7:30 p.m. to comply with the curfew imposed by the Quebec government. We are asking residents for their cooperation at all times to respect the sanitary measures ordered by the government.
Here are the details of the impact on services:
City Hall: remote services or by appointment
City Hall, including the Urban Planning, Permits and Inspection Department, which was scheduled to reopen to the public on January 11, will remain closed until February 8, 2021. Services will continue to be provided remotely by email or telephone.
For more urgent matters, however, it will be possible to make an appointment by calling the reception desk at 450 672-4444. These include:
- Cat and dog licences and access cards for the dog runs
- Construction and renovation permits
- “Accès 65 HORS POINTE” transit passes for low-income seniors aged 65 and over
- Oaths and life certificates
- Parking stickers
- Payment of taxes
Library: partial opening
The no-contact loan service will continue as usual. Users must come to the back door of the library (access via Green Avenue) and ring the bell to pick up the books they have reserved.
Starting Tuesday, January 12, the study areas will be open to students. To have access to these spaces, students must reserve a spot within a maximum of 24 hours by calling 450 466-3910. To allow as many students as possible to take advantage of this service, there will be a 2-hour limit per session. They must present their student card upon arrival. In a continuing effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of Saint-Lambert is nevertheless asking students to use these study areas only if they have no other option.
To comply with the 8 p.m. curfew, the library will close no later than 7 p.m. Until February 8, the schedule will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For details on the no-contact loan service, visit saint-lambert.ca/en/your-library.
Parks and outdoor recreational facilities: open
To comply with the province-wide 8 p.m. curfew, the City of Saint-Lambert is asking users to leave all outdoor spaces by 7:30 p.m. between January 9 and February 8, 2021.
As soon as the outdoor rinks are ready, it will be possible to use them. However, these will also close at 7:30 p.m. between January 9 and February 8, 2021. Skaters must maintain social distancing with people who are not part of their family bubble.
Hockey is permitted only with members of the same household. It will therefore be forbidden to organize a game of hockey with people who do not live at the same address as you.
Be sure to check our website to know the measures to be observed and the condition of the rinks: saint-lambert.ca/en/skating-rinks.
While on site, we ask that you follow the instructions of the rink monitors, who are making every effort to ensure compliance with government measures.
The cross-country ski trails can be used as long as you maintain social distancing with anyone who is not part of your family bubble.
Recreation centre, arena and indoor pool: closed
As indoor sports activities are no longer permitted, the arena and indoor pool will be closed from Saturday, January 9 until Monday, February 8, 2021. The recreation centre will therefore also be closed.
Information on COVID-19 and the lockdown
For complete information on the lockdown, we invite you to consult the Quebec government’s website : www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/confinement-in-quebec/