Updated: Town Closures and Precautionary Measures – COVID-19
Any changes to services or programming in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will be posted on our Town’s social media channels and our website at: www.pcsp.ca/covid19
At this time the following measures have been put in place:
- All Town facilities, including the Town Hall, are closed to the public;
- All parks and playgrounds in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s are closed, including ball fields, skate parks, hard surface courts and dog parks. Trails and open spaces within parks and throughout the town remain open for public use at this time, but users must abide by social distancing requirements when availing of these spaces.
- The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s has further extended the tax deadline, including the deadline to receive a discount on your property taxes. Effective immediately, the Town is deferring all tax payments until September 30, 2020. There will be no interest charged during this time. This applies to residential property taxes, commercial property taxes, and general business taxes.
- The Town will maintain core services of water testing, snow clearing, ice control, garbage collection (as per the regular garbage schedule), water and sewer, wastewater, and fire and emergency;
- The Town will also maintain municipal enforcement, financial services, planning and development and communications;
- Recycling collection is suspended;
- All Town recreational programming and rentals are suspended;
- Council meetings will take place once a month with a revised schedule to be announced shortly. These meetings will be done through teleconference and recorded for the public.
The Town can still be reached through regular means of the Town phone line at 895-8000 and email [email protected]. All staff have access to their respective phone lines and emails. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing, remain home when possible, and to reach out to your neighbours and loved ones. These are trying times for all, but we can all do our part to support the efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community and province.
Please visit the page below for all Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s updates on COVID-19: