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Wasaga Beach is considering social distancing “pods”

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So you probably heard about the large crowds that gathered at Wasaga Beach this past Canada Day. There were so many people that the park decided to temporarily shut down in response to the irresponsible behaviour it was home to. Well, now it looks like there might be a way that the popular Ontario beach area could reopen. And it comes in the form of “pods.”

So here’s how it’d work. The beach would be divided into different areas separated by fencing and rope. When folks decide to visit, they’ll get a hand stamp that allows them entry into one of the areas. And although they’ll be allowed to exit and re-enter their designated section as they please, they won’t be able to visit the other sections of the beach.

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This system would allow for officials at Wasaga Beach to have much more control over the number of people crowding in the area. Plus, the separations would help keep visitors a little more distanced from one another.

Their original plan was to reduce parking in the area by 50%. But now it looks like this new plan will take its place. The goal is to ensure there’s enough room that folks can keep two metres between those who aren’t in their immediate family.

So what do you think? Does this sound like an effective way of maintaining physical distance? Or should Wasaga Beach be cracking down with a different method? Let us know in the comments!

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