Halton Hills unveils schedule for businesses, facilities reopening during Stage 3

 

While Halton Region has been permitted to enter Stage 3, the Town has yet to officially confirm what businesses will be permitted to reopen.

"Just because the Province is granting us the ability to open more amenities as of last Friday, this does not mean that we are immediately going to do so," Mayor Rick Bonnette said in a news release.

Further, Bonnette emphasized that, while the Town is permitted to allow certain businesses to reopen, that doesn't mean they are prepared to do so, yet.

"Staff has done an excellent job in prioritizing the health and safety of this community by researching and applying protocols from cleaning, to people management, to new administrative procedures--all with the goal of providing modified services in safe and controlled environments," Brent Marshall, CAO for Halton Hills, said in the same release.

So far, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment at West Branch Park, cemetery interments and services with increased gathering limits, splashpads, sports fields and ball diamonds, and the Gellert Community Centre pool have reopened--albiet some include additional safety measures.

Additionally, more businesses and facilities will be reopening in the coming weeks, including:

August 10:         

  • Hillsview Active Living Centres
  • Gellert (Kinsmen Hall)
  • Cultural Centre (Gallery)
    • Modified fitness programs - 10 classes across four locations; pre-registration required; bring own equipment

August 11:         

  • Halton Hills Public Library
    • Limited hours Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
    • Browse collection, internet workstations & study rooms open

August 17:         

  • Acton ACC
    • Pickleball, pre-registration required
  • Cultural Centre, Gellert & Acton ACC
    • Meeting rooms/event spaces by appointment only

September:       

  • Acton & Georgetown indoor pools
    • Modified lane/group swims and aquatic programs; preregistration required
  • Mold-Masters Sportsplex & Acton ACC
    • Ice sports & limited recreational skating
  • Halton Hills Public Library
    • New operating hours, Monday to Sunday

Sept. 8:              

  • Mold-Masters Sportsplex & Acton ACC
    • Tentative start to the ice season.

Moreover, while the Town has yet to officially establish a set date for when the Town Hall will reopen, more information is anticipated for next week.

"Staff has been successful in continuing to deliver services and even when Town Hall is open, we are encouraging the public to access staff remotely whenever possible so as to mitigate the potential of spreading the COVID-19 virus," Marshall added.

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