COVID-19 Update: City recreation facilities to reopen July 26 for limited use

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The City of Oshawa has announced that effective Monday July 26, 2021, a number of City recreation facilities and indoor amenities will reopen under Step 3 of the Ontario Government’s Roadmap to Reopen.

Recreation facilities

As of Monday, July 26, the following City recreation facilities will join Camp Samac Pool in reopening for limited use by appointment only: Civic Recreation Complex (excluding the Civic Dome), Delpark Homes Centre, Donevan Recreation Complex and South Oshawa Community Centre.

As part of the reopening, fitness centre, indoor badminton and pickleball court and leisure swimming bookings will be available, as well as ice and arena floor rentals. At Delpark Centre, indoor track bookings will also be available.

To ensure health and safety protocols are followed, use of City recreation facilities is by appointment only. Bookings will open beginning on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.. Oshawa residents looking to take advantage of their ten or three-day booking privileges are asked to call 905-436-3311 to complete their booking request. All other community members are encouraged to book their visit online at Register.Oshawa.ca. For more information, visit www.oshawa.ca/reopeningrecreation.

The following outlines the advance booking structure for both residents and non-residents and community members with an active Fitness Membership:

  • Oshawa residents who have an active Fitness Membership will have ten (10) days advance booking privileges.
  • Community members who are not Oshawa residents but have an active Fitness Membership will have seven (7) days advance booking privileges.
  • Oshawa residents who do not have an active Fitness Membership will have three (3) days advance booking privileges.
  • Community members who are not Oshawa residents and do not have an active Fitness Membership will have one (1) day advance booking privileges.

Permits for City indoor facilities, outdoor sports fields, diamonds, parks and open spaces are available by contacting 905-436-3311 or email [email protected].

The branches of Oshawa Public Libraries and OSCC55+ have reopened for in-person visits with COVID protocols and capacity limits in place. For the most up-to-date OSCC55+ information, visit www.oscc.ca/reopeningupdates or call 905-576-6712 and for Oshawa Public Libraries information, visit their Welcome Back webpage.

Public health protocols will be in place in City recreation facilities, including screening upon entry and plexiglass barriers installed at front counters.

Community members are asked to:

  • enter and exit facilities through the designated locations (visit www.oshawa.ca/reopeningrecreation) for additional information related to facility entrance and exit points);
  • queue outside of the recreation facility to visit the designated screening area, respond to screening questions and provide contact information, or save time and complete your screening and provide contact information in advance at www.oshawa.ca/screening;
  • wear a mask or face covering (with the exception of those who have health, respiratory and sensory issues, various disabilities; are unable to remove the mask without assistance; and, children under the age of two; or for religious reasons);
  • maintain physical distancing from others and adhere to physical distancing markers;
  • follow directional arrows located on the floor;
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building; and,
  • sign out when exiting the building.

City Hall

Oshawa City Hall is currently open by appointment for the following services: Service Oshawa, Municipal Licensing Services, Property Tax Services and Building Services.

Community members wishing to book an appointment, are asked to please call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 during regular operating hours (8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday on business days).

Community members can continue to do business with the City online or over the phone. Residents can submit many common requests and report issues through Service Oshawa online. Additional online applications and payment options are available through our online servicesService Oshawa continues to be available to customers via phone, email and live chat during their regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on business days and can be contacted by live chat, phone at 905-436-3311 or email at [email protected]

For information on how to contact Members of Council directly, visit www.oshawa.ca/councilmembers.

At City Hall, public health protocols are in place, including screening upon entry and plexiglass barriers at front counters. Community members requiring in-person service at City Hall are asked to:

  • enter and exit through the main entrance (located across from the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and adjacent to the Arts Resource Centre);
  • upon entering, wait to respond to screening questions and provide contact information;
  • wear a mask or face covering (with the exception of those who have health, respiratory and sensory issues, various disabilities; are unable to remove the mask without assistance; children under the age of two or for religious reasons);
  • maintain physical distancing from others and adhere to physical distancing markers;
  • follow directional arrows located on the floor;
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building; and,
  • sign out when exiting the building.

Stay connected

The City continues to post updates to its COVID-19 webpage at www.Oshawa.ca/COVID19. Visit the webpage for the latest updates on changes to services and programs, as well as frequently asked questions and resources.

For information about COVID-19 visit durham.ca/NovelCoronavirus. For vaccine information and appointments, visit durham.ca/COVIDVaccines. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, book a COVID test by completing the online assessment form at covidswab.lh.ca

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