Media Release - Library | Civic Centre Closure


The Town of Hanover’s first priority continues to be the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the visitors to our community. The Town continues to work closely with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, health professionals in Grey and Bruce County and our neighbouring municipalities to monitor and respond accordingly to the COVID-19 and the Omicron variant situation.

At this time, the Town will be closing its Civic Centre (341 10th Street) to the public as of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 until further notice. The situation continues to be assessed daily and other decisions will be made as necessary.

Hanover Public Library will provide Curbside Pickup service - by appointment only. Service will be at specific times on weekday mornings and afternoons. Patrons must call to reserve items, arrange print services and make appointments, or do so online. Please call the library on 519.364.1420 or visit the website at for our Curbside service hours and other details.

Municipal essential services, including police and fire services, road maintenance, water, wastewater, waste management, cemetery operations, and building inspections will continue as scheduled.

Payments can continue to be made to the Town through on-line banking, mail and by using the drop-off box located adjacent to the main doors of the Civic Centre. Please note that the December 30, 2021 due date for water bills has been extended to January 4, 2022.

Staff will continue to answer the phones during regular hours to provide information, maintain reference services and provide support for library online services. For further information about municipal operations and the COVID-19 situation, please visit our website at and watch our social media posts.

 The P & H Centre remains open and is operating in accordance with Provincial and municipal regulations.  Proof of vaccination and identification is required to enter the facility and capacities have been reduced to 50% for arena spectator seating, dressing rooms, pool changerooms, the pool and meeting spaces.  Effective January 4, 2022, the only proof of vaccination that will be accepted is the enhanced Ontario vaccine certificate with QR code that can be scanned by the Verify Ontario app.  Those without proof of vaccination and identification will not be permitted into the P & H Centre.  Pre-registration is required for all programs, including; public skate, lane swim, adult & tot, adult & senior, aquafit, public and family swims.  Register at

 For details about the current status of COVID-19 in our community, and ways you can protect yourself, visit the Grey Bruce Public Health

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Media Contact:
Brian Tocheri
Town of Hanover
519-364-2780 x 1228