covid 19 update

The Tecumseh Arena and Recreation Complex will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, January 5, 2022, for at least 21 days to comply with new provincial restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the Omicron variant.

The Town of Tecumseh has already implemented a “circuit breaker” closure of its other facilities to the public until at least January 17 as a safety measure in response to the spread of the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant.

“Taking this additional step to temporarily close our indoor recreation facilities will help limit exposures, which is what we need to do to protect our residents and staff,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “I know this is a disappointing news for many arena and recreation complex users, but our priority is to prevent this virus from overwhelming the health system.”

The Tecumseh Arena and Recreation Complex will remain closed until at least January 27.Anyone requiring service can contact office staff by email at or phone at 519-735-4756. Virtual meetings can be arranged if necessary.

The Town’s outdoor recreational amenities remain open to the public, but users must comply with restrictions limiting groups to no more than 10 people. Physical distancing and wearing masks when near others are encouraged.

As announced on December 23, the Town is continuing with plans to implement a “circuit breaker” until January 17. This includes the closure of Town Hall to the public while local case counts and provincial guidelines are monitored. Services are still being offered remotely and staff are still available by email or phone. Residents can submit payments or documents via the drop box at Town Hall.

The closure also affects halls and clubs and satellite Town facilities associated with public works, parks and fire stations. Details on when regular service will resume will be provided once they are confirmed.

The “circuit breaker” does not affect essential public services like winter control, garbage collection, and water and wastewater services.

Full details of the new provincial restrictions announced January 3 can be found on the Province of Ontario website.