The CCC will re-open gradually and in phases starting August 31. Protocols have been cleared with the Health Unit and physical distancing will be required. Conditions for Phase 1 are clear (see below) but later phases are still a little vague and subject to change. Dean Hustwick, Director of Community Services says that “it will look a little different inside the building” and “the gradual reopening of our community centre will see more programs and services being restored when it is safe to do so.” Dates and some rules are spelled out below but before you visit you should:
- Register for a program or book your facility rental by calling (905)-372-7371.
- Complete our online COVID-19 Pre-Screening Form on the day of your visit.
- Take our self-assessment.
- Safety measures have been put in place to ensure that all community members and staff are able to visit and work in a safe environment. Please review these before your visit.
- Do not bring any spectators.
I would think that major user organizations would help their members with the various requirements.
Here is the plan
See the original plan on the CCC Web site here.
Phase 1 August 31 – September 13, 2020
(max. capacity = 100)
Open will be the Bowl Arena and Gyms – with 50 participant capacity each. Food and Beverage services will be closed. This would enable normally requested ice time.
The walking track is open 7 days a week at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 daily but must be booked in advance online in 1 hour blocks.
Go here or phone 905-372-7371. There will be a maximum of 10 walkers at a time with a daily maximum of 40 and masks are required. No change rooms, lockers or water fountains. There is no charge or membership required.
Seniors Programs will start Sept 8.
NMHA, WNGHA and Cobourg Cougars have been contacted and should be able to operate their programs.
Note the following conditions during this period:
- Self Screening Station
- Check In Desk
- Hand Sanitization
- Face Mask or Covering required (age and medical exemptions apply)
- Designated Entrance & Exits dependent on location of Rental/ Programs
- Spectators and/or the general public will not be granted access at this time
- Entry only granted 15 min prior to Rental/ Program
- Exit required 15 min following Rental/ Program
- Enhanced cIeaning of the facility following each permitted rental
- Directional floor markers to support physical distancing
- Safe physical distancing will be required all times
- Showers are not permitted at this time
- Bookings of up to 20 individuals per ice surface. This includes skaters and instructors
- Spectators are not permitted at this time
Phase 2 September 14 – September 30, 2020
(max. capacity = 200)
Open will be both Bowl and Pond Arenas plus Gymnasiums and Rental Rooms each with – 50 participant capacity.
Food and Beverage services will remain closed.
Phase 3 October 1, 2020 – onward
(max. capacity = 300)
As phase 2 but Food and beverage services reopen.
Note: The dates and specific operations of each phase will be subject to change by staff based on operational refinements and staffing.
Entering the Community Centre
New requirements have been set in place upon entering and exiting the facility including self-screening and a check-in desk equipped with a hand sanitization station. Everyone will need to register in advance. Please also be prepared for possible lineups and wear a face mask or nonmedical face covering when entering the community centre.
Spectators will not be granted access to the community centre at this stage in the reopening phase.
Controlled Facility Access
The community centre will be operating under controlled access including designated entrance and exits based on the location of the rental and/or program. All individuals entering the facility must only do so 15-minutes prior to a rental and/or program and exit 15-minutes following the end of a rental and/or program.
Facility Bookings and Enquiries
For ice rentals or programming questions please call the community centre at 905-372-7371.
The above is extracted from the Town’s plan for re-opening. At the Council’s COW meeting on Monday, this plan was approved although it needs formal ratification at the Regular Council meeting next Monday.