City announces closing of indoor sports facilities in wake of Omicron – GuelphToday

The city is temporarily closing all its indoor sport and recreational facilities, including gyms, in light of the provincial announcement made earlier Monday.

“As we start a new year, it’s safe to say that we had hoped COVID-19 would be behind us,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. “However, over the past few weeks Omicron has gotten ahead of us. It’s time for us all to once again do our part to slow the spread and keep doing what you’re doing: get vaccinated, get booster shots, follow the new regulations, and do everything you can to continue to support local businesses. And finally, let’s pull together and show our support for Guelph’s frontline workers who have tirelessly cared for us throughout these past two years.”

All indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities including gyms will close.

Winter registered programs will now begin the week of Feb. 6. City staff will reach out to registered participants regarding refunds or new start dates.

Drop-in programs and rentals are cancelled until further notice.

Market square skating will continue. Community members who are skating are asked to wear a mask and to maintain distance from those outside their household. Visit guelph.ca/marketsquare for hours and rink status as warmer weather can cause the rink to temporarily close.

The Guelph Farmers’ Market will remain open on Saturdays with capacity limited to 50 per cent. 

All library locations will remain open, except for West End Recreation Centre, with capacity limited to 50 per cent. Visit guelphpl.ca for locations, hours and guidelines.

Guelph Museums will close as of Tuesday, Jan. 4. When available, information about outdoor and online programming will posted at guelphmuseums.ca.

The River Run Centre will close. Ticket holders will be contacted in order of performance dates for alternatives or refunds. When available, information about programming will be posted at riverrun.ca.

The Sleeman Centre will close. When available, information about programming will be posted at thesleemancentre.com.

In-store shopping is limited to 50 per cent capacity. For shopping malls, physical distancing will be required in line-ups, loitering will not be permitted and food courts will close.

Source: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/city-announces-closing-of-indoor-sports-facilities-in-wake-of-omicron-4918618

The city is temporarily closing all its indoor sport and recreational facilities, including gyms, in light of the provincial announcement made earlier Monday.

“As we start a new year, it’s safe to say that we had hoped COVID-19 would be behind us,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. “However, over the past few weeks Omicron has gotten ahead of us. It’s time for us all to once again do our part to slow the spread and keep doing what you’re doing: get vaccinated, get booster shots, follow the new regulations, and do everything you can to continue to support local businesses. And finally, let’s pull together and show our support for Guelph’s frontline workers who have …….

The city is temporarily closing all its indoor sport and recreational facilities, including gyms, in light of the provincial announcement made earlier Monday.

“As we start a new year, it’s safe to say that we had hoped COVID-19 would be behind us,” said Mayor Cam Guthrie. “However, over the past few weeks Omicron has gotten ahead of us. It’s time for us all to once again do our part to slow the spread and keep doing what you’re doing: get vaccinated, get booster shots, follow the new regulations, and do everything you can to continue to support local businesses. And finally, let’s pull together and show our support for Guelph’s frontline workers who have …….

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