Burlington reacts to new provincial COVID-19 restrictions by closing many indoor facilities

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Published January 5, 2022 at 11:20 am

The City of Burlington announced changes to many city services to align with the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Province.

“We know how difficult it is to once again face restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19,” said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward about the changes that are effective today and lasting until at least Jan. 27.

“These last two years have been so hard and you’ve all made so many sacrifices. Thank you for hanging in and caring for each other. We’ll get through this.

“Our Emergency Control Group has met regularly throughout the holidays to review the impact of recent announcements on services, so we can respond appropriately to this rapidly changing situation. Our key focus remains delivering the essential services you count on, while keeping staff and residents safe.”

City facilities for indoor sports, recreation and fitness activities will be closed, and the start of all in-person winter programs will be postponed.

All indoor programming, including recreation courses and drop-ins, are cancelled or have transitioned to online. Registered participants and pass holders are being contacted directly, and those who wish to withdraw for a full refund may do so.

Facility rentals at City recreation locations, as well as Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board are cancelled. Renters are being contacted with details around rental contract adjustments and credits.

Faith-based rentals and renters who provide child care may continue to operate.

Registered recreational virtual programming will continue, and online registration can be found here.

There are still opportunities to be active for your physical and mental health, including tobogganing, neighbourhood rinks and parks and open spaces.

The Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond is open with pre-registration required for outdoor skating. Online registration opens 25-hours in advance of the skate time.

Please remember to complete COVID-19 screening before arrival for your skate.

City Hall, located at 426 Brant St., remains open for in-person service by appointment only for commissioning services and marriage licences. Walk-ins are not permitted.

You can also book an appointment by calling 905-335-7777. To access a variety of services online, visit the city website.

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