County announces service impacts, facility closures as Ontario moves to modified Step 2 of reopening plan

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the entire province will move to a modified Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. As a result, there will be some changes to Haldimand County programs and services.

  The Haldimand County Administration Building will remain open for general customer service walk-ins, however, a number of services will be offered by appointment only, effective immediately. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning services
  • Building services
  • Licensing services

Many municipal services do not require an in-person visit to the Administration Building. A list of alternate service options is available at under the ‘County Service Options‘ tab.

Members of the public can check the website for a list of service impacts or call Haldimand County Customer Service at 905-318-5932 to confirm whether they require an appointment. 

Residents are encouraged to use the contact form at if they wish to reach a specific division by email.

Effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022, the following changes will take effect:

  • All municipal arenas will close
  • All museums will close
  • Capacity at all library branches will be reduced to 50%

Service reductions, facility closures, and capacity reductions will remain in effect until January 26, 2022, subject to trends in public health and provincial direction. Updates will be shared at as they become available.