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City of Burlington Services During Provincial Emergency & Stay-at-Home Order; Tyandaga Golf Course Opening

Province Issues Stay at Home Order - City Burlington Update

*ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE: Since the original publishing of this post, the Tyandaga Golf Course has been closed temporarily as mandated by additional restrictions issued by the Province during the stay-at-home order.

**Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — April 8, 2021 — The Province has announced a province-wide emergency and Stay-at-Home Order, with additional restrictions to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Outdoor exercise is considered essential for physical and mental health. Please use caution and follow all public health precautions.

“There are still plenty of opportunity for recreation. For those who prefer, we have lots of great virtual programs and we’re also very lucky to have so much outdoor space available to us. No matter your preference, being physically active and connected is important. Follow all the health precautions and please be kind to one another and staff who may be there to help.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation, Community & Culture

Tyandaga Golf Course

Tyandaga Golf Course is preparing for opening Saturday, April 10, 2021 with COVID-19 safety precautions in place to help keep both golfers and staff safe by minimizing the spread of the virus.

The course is in great shape and combines a perfect mix of urban convenience with rural beauty, natural waterways, contours and mature trees.

Players wishing to book a tee time can now book online at tyandagagolf.com. Booking by phone can be done starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 905-336-0005.

New Rules and Operations

  • Tyandaga will be open daily, 7 days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to close
  • Tee times can be booked online through tyandagagolf.com and by phone only, no walk-in green fees
  • Only credit card or debit cards will be accepted for payments (no cash)
  • Food and beverage services will be limited to window take-out service only. Dining area is closed
  • No tournaments at this time
  • At this time, Clubhouse will be closed except for washrooms and pro-shop area. Only one guest allowed in pro-shop and washroom at a time
  • All power carts are equipped with dividers for player safety. Masks are mandatory to be worn while in the power cart, if not from the same household
  • Lessons and rental clubs currently not available
  • Practice greens and practice chipping areas are open
  • Sand bunker rakes have been removed. Any shots in the bunker are a free drop
  • All high-contact surfaces are regularly sanitized such as the payment terminals, all service-related surfaces, power carts and bathrooms

Parks and Trails

City-run parks, playgrounds, skateboard parks, Bocce Ball Court and trails are open. Residents are reminded to stay off all artificial turf fields (that are locked and closed) and to stay six feet away from anyone not in your household. Wearing a mask is also strongly recommended.

Please be courteous to all visitors and help keep the parks clean by taking all your garbage home for proper disposal. Please note most park washrooms are not yet opened for the season, please plan accordingly.

Team sports on fields will be cancelled as there are no permitted activities at this time. Outdoor amenities can be used for casual use. Participants for community sport and recreation rentals are advised to check in with their organization directly for more information.

We ask that you cooperate with others using outdoor spaces and follow all COVID-19 health precautions and posted signage. If the outdoor recreational space is busy, please try another outdoor recreational amenity in the city or come back at a different time. Please be kind to one another, remain vigilant and stay safe. For a list of opportunities available in Burlington (weather permitting) visit burlington.ca/outdoorplay.

Outdoor Play Spaces

All playgrounds, skateboard parks, Bocce Ball Court are open.

Sport Courts and Ball Hockey Courts

Sport courts and ball hockey courts are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 30-minute, first come, first serve usage. Masks must be worn when not playing, and highly recommended during play. Two-meter physical distancing is required at all times.

Outdoor Courts

All outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 30-minute, first come, first serve usage. Masks must be worn when not playing, and highly recommended during play. Two-meter physical distancing is required at all times.

Lending Library

Play Equipment – Horseshoes, glow in the dark soccer balls, Kanjam, washer toss, tennis, Spikeball and more are available to borrow. Visit burlington.ca/playlending.

Pickleball Equipment – Borrow pickleball equipment for free (deposit required), including noise-reducing paddles, ball packs and portable nets that can be used anywhere. Visit burlington.ca/pickleball.

TelePALS

TelePALS, is a free phone service designed to help adults stay connected as everyone practices physical distancing to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.

Through TelePALS, users can participate in free, over-the-phone programs, including Chat Groups, Listen and Learn, Game Shows, Ask the Expert and Listen for Enjoyment.

All programs available through TelePALS can be viewed online at Burlington.ca/telepals.

Active at Home

Stay active at home with our virtual activities online from fitness to crafts for everyone to enjoy. Learns more at burlington.ca/activeathome.

Recreation Services and Facilities

City of Burlington indoor recreation facilities are closed, and all in-person Spring Session 1 programs are cancelled, including Spring Break Camps and PA Day Camps. Virtual and TelePAL programs will continue as planned. Recreation Services staff are contacting user groups, renters and program participants affected by these changes. An exception applies for user groups who provide childcare, they are able to continue during the emergency brake as per the Provincial Guidelines.

Residents are asked to please be patient during this time as it will take two to four weeks for staff to process the large volume of cancellations.

Those who paid using a credit card will receive a pro-rated refund to their card where possible. This applies to rentals and program participants. All other payment methods will receive a credit to their recreation account.

Cheque refunds can be requested by emailing liveandplay@burlington.ca. Please be sure to include your full mailing address in your request. Individuals with questions can follow up with their sport provider or user group or call Recreation Services customer service at 905-335-7738.

Updates will be provided on the City website burlington.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at halton.ca/covidvaccines for up to date information on the status of our COVID19 vaccination program.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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