Fact Sheet for Campgrounds from Region of Waterloo Public Health

Many people with RVs will be returning home to Canada earlier than expected. We realize this is a unique situation and you may be receiving requests from snowbirds to stay at your facility. Note that people returning from any international travel, including the United States are required to self isolate for 14 days due to COVID-19. Staying at the campgrounds is not the preferred option. However, if it is the only option, here is how you can mitigate the risk if you have snow birds/people self-isolating at your facility to protect yourself and those at the campground:

-          The site should be fully serviced with potable water, sewer and electricity

-          The RV should be fully equipped to be able to self isolate within the RV

-          Provide support with supplies or support campers in obtaining supplies

-          Information on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces can be found here


-          If they have travelled outside of Canada, ask them to stay in their RV and monitor their symptoms and avoid contact with other people for 14 days (details can be found here)

-          They should not be using public washrooms and the washrooms should be locked or made inaccessible

-          If they have the option to stay elsewhere (in their own home), encourage them to exercise that option

-          If they develop symptoms, even if it is mild, they should stay in their RV and contact Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400 for further assessment and advice

-          For more information, click here.

Social Distancing (after 14 days of self-isolation period with no symptoms)

-          They should avoid crowded places and non-essential gatherings or activities with other campers

-          Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible

-          Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes

-          Limiting contact with people at higher risk (e.g. older adults and those in poor health)

-          For more information, click here


-          wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food (infographic)

o   use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

-          when coughing or sneezing:

o   cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand

o   dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards

-          avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

Home Cleaning

-          For high-touch surfaces such as door handles, toys and phones, Health Canada recommends cleaning these often with either:

o   regular household cleaners or

o   diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water)

-          List of hard-surface disinfectants can be found here

The attached
downloadable form must be completed and signed by all persons in your party that attend at the park.

The attached downloadable form must be completed and signed by all persons in your party that attend at the park.