Township proceeds with Phase 2 reopening of facilities and modified programs beginning the week of July 13, 2020

Posted On Tuesday June 30, 2020

As we begin to enter stage 2 of Ontario's framework to reopening the Province, Scugog is taking a cautious approach to reopening its amenities and services to protect staff and public health.

Scugog Emergency Control Group and staff have prepared reopening protocols to ensure the health and safety of patrons. Below is a list of services and amenities showing what is opening and when.

What can you expect?
As we start to reopen our facilities they may look different, with a limited number of patrons able to access facilities at one time, physical distancing measures in place, and public health safety measures in place at all facilities. 

Splash Pad – Opened June 19 with maximum occupancy limited to 10 people at a time.

Birdseye Pool – anticipated reopening July 13

  • Online reservations must be made for Public Swimming through a reservation system in PerfectMind with online payment available.  If there are spaces available each day, walk ins will be permitted. 
  • Change rooms to remain closed. 
  • Two portable toilets to be provided outside of fenced pool area for both park and pool users.
  • Lifeguards to enforce physical distancing.
  • Patrons are encouraged to shower at home before and after swimming.

Instructional Swimming Lessons – anticipated to begin offering programs July 13

  • All the precautions in place for Birdseye pool, plus
  • Provide swimming lessons as per guidelines with parent in water for students Level 3 and under.
  • Safety measures have been put in place following the recommendations of the Lifesaving Society and the Durham Region Health Department.

Scugog Shores Museum Village – anticipated reopening July 13

  • Reduced hours,10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday
  • High contact exhibits will remain closed.
  • Physical distancing signage installed.
  • Monitor number of attendees and limit to 50 on the property and 5 per building at one time.

Scugog Memorial Public Library – limited reopening anticipated July 14

  • Reduced hours,11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday
  • Contactless Pickup service for books, audiobooks & DVDs continues
  • Online programs continue
  • Online Summer Reading Club begins
  • 24/7 online collections continue
  • Exterior access to Library Wi-Fi continues
  • Limited in library use (45 min max) of public computers
  • Printing & photocopying
  • 10 person limit in building
  • No access to public washrooms
  • Shelves, lounge areas and meeting rooms remain closed to public
  • Kent Farndale Gallery remains closed to public

Please visit scugogibrary.ca for details.

Modified Summer Day Camps – anticipated to begin offering modified camp programs July 20

  • Day camps will run for 7 weeks from July 20 to September 4.
  • Provide day camps for age 5 to 12 only (no Kinder camps).

On-line Camp Registration open to Scugog Residents – July 6, 7 a.m.  
For Scugog residents only, registration will begin July 6 at 7 a.m. and additionally, if spaces are available, open registration for non-residents on July 13 at 7 a.m. On-line registration will be the only option at this time. Please visit scugog.ca/registration.

Modifications have been made in the Day Camp Programs with new safety measures and protocols. Some of the changes include:

  • Limit the number of campers to six cohorts at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre (One in each half of both of the ice pads and one in each half of the community hall).
  • Each cohort to consist of 8 campers and 2 staff to allow for break coverage and additional cleaning and sanitizing (maximum 48 campers each week).
  • Staff will be trained and practice infection prevention and control prevention measures such as cleaning and disinfecting toys, equipment and frequently touched items (e.g. doorknobs, water fountains, toilets, etc.).
  • No day trip outings.
  • Encourage physical distancing between camp participants, parents/ guardians and camp participants.
  • Ensure spaces shared by cohorts (e.g. washrooms) are cleaned and disinfected before and after use.

Municipal Office – anticipated reopening for public access July 20
Fire Administration Office – anticipated reopening for public access July 20
Scugog Community and Recreation Centre (SCRC) – In addition to camps, other recreation areas and uses such as heat emergency cooling stations, blood donor clinics and other use will be permitted as required.

The Township of Scugog continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and all related developments. We know that residents are eager to access all the amenities and start using our recreation facilities. We anticipate openings beginning the week of July 13 through to the end of July. Specific information regarding each facility reopening and what you can expect will be released in the coming weeks.

All the latest information on reopening and safety protocols will be posted and shared through Scugog.ca/covid19 and on our social media channels on Twitter @TwpofScugog and on Facebook @TownshipOfScugog.

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Media Contact

Lori Bowers

Manager Communications and Strategic Initiatives
lbowers@scugog.ca