COVID-19 requires everyone in Guelph to work together to protect everyone’s safety. The Guelph Police Service is working round-the-clock with other first responder partners, medical and social services personnel, government and health authorities to keep all members of our community safe and informed.

Non-Essential Businesses

On March 23rd, 2020, the Ontario government announced the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses effective March 24th at 11:59pm for 14 days. On March 30th that Order was extended to April 13th subject to further extension.

Non-essential businesses are required to adhere to the Government of Ontario’s order regarding closures. If a member of the public has a question with respect to which businesses are permitted to stay open, please utilize the resources available on the Ontario Government's List of Essential Workplaces page and the Stop The Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Outdoor Recreational Amenities:

On March 30th the Ontario government ordered the mandatory closure of all outdoor recreational amenities until April 13th subject to further extension. For further information on how this affects the Guelph community, please see the following release from the City of Guelph.

Organized Public Events and Social Gatherings:

On March 28th the Ontario government ordered that until April 13th, and subject to further extension, organized public events and social gatherings may include no more than five attendees. The order does not apply to private households with five people or more and funerals are permitted to have up to ten people at a time in attendance.

If You Have Questions or Concerns About:

  • Non-Essential Businesses
  • Outdoor Recreational Amenities
  • Organized Public Events and Social Gathering
  • Physical Distancing

Please call:

  • City of Guelph Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement at 519-837-2529; or
  • Guelph Police Service non-emergency phone line at 519-824-1212.

Each situation will be assessed, and generally, the process will start with educating those failing to adhere to the law and progressive steps towards enforcement may be taken, if necessary.

If You Have Concerns About Price Gouging:

Please file a report online regarding your concerns about price gouging.

If You Have Questions or Concerns About Returning Travelers Failing To Self-Isolate For 14 Days:

Please call Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health at 1-800-265-7293.

COVID-19 Information:

To keep yourself informed, credible information on COVID-19 may be found by visiting the following websites:

The Guelph Police Service:

The Guelph Police Service station located at 15 Wyndham Street South is closed for non-emergency services until further notice. In order to best protect our community and our members, please refrain from attending the station in person unless you have an emergency situation that cannot be dealt with over the phone at 519-824-1212.

For emergencies please call 911.

For non-emergencies please report online on our website or call 519-824-1212.

For online police record check applications, please visit our Police Check website.

For online Freedom Of Information requests, please view our Freedom of Information form.