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COVID-19 Update: Additional City recreation facilities to open for limited use

As of Tuesday, September 8, three additional City of Oshawa recreation facilities will open for limited access and use: Civic Recreation Complex, Donevan Recreation Complex and Northview Community Centre.

The City’s top priority remains the safety and health of our community members and staff. We are using a phased approach to reopening, while ensuring compliance with Provincial emergency orders and Durham Region Health guidelines.

Recreation facilities

With additional facilities reopening, operating hours have been adjusted for all facilities as of Tuesday, September 8, 2020 as noted below:

Use of the indoor pools, indoor tracks, tennis courts and fitness centres are by appointment only in order to ensure health and safety protocols. Community members who would like to book an appointment are asked to register at register.oshawa.ca or call 905-436-3311. For more information, visit www.oshawa.ca/reopeningrecreation.

To book ice at Delpark Homes Centre, please contact the Facility Booking Office. Additionally, ice is available at the Tribute Communities Centre for on-ice instruction to specific sport affiliations and organizations. Ice is not yet available for booking at Donevan Recreation Complex.

Northview Community Centre will only reopen for use by OSCC55+ Oshawa Senior Community Centres Northview Branch and Boys and Girls Clubs of Durham Northview Unit. The Delpark Homes Centre Branches of the OSCC55+ Oshawa Senior Community Centres and Oshawa Public Libraries are also now open. Please visit our partners’ websites for additional information related to hours of operation and COVID-19 health and safety.

Public health protocols are 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, please 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Sign out when exiting the building

City Hall

City Hall is open to the public by appointment only for many City services. To book an appointment, 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). For information on how to contact Members of Council directly, visit www.oshawa.ca/councilmembers.

Public health protocols will be implemented, including screening upon entry to City Hall and plexiglass barriers installed 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 for the duration of your visit (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)
  • 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
  • Sign out when exiting the building

The City is also booking civil marriage ceremonies at City Hall. Civil marriage ceremonies take place in the Council Chamber with ceremony times available on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. To learn more, call Service Oshawa at 905-436-3311 or visit www.oshawa.ca/getmarried.

We encourage community members to continue to access City services online at www.oshawa.ca/online-services.

Sports fields

The City is accepting sports fields permit applications for team play provided participants adhere to the Province’s emergency orders, health authority guidelines and follow the guidelines of their governing sport organizations.

To learn more or to book space, contact the Facility Booking Office at 905-436-3311 or by email.

City Updates

The City’s Pandemic Steering Committee continues to meet regularly on the gradual reopening of the city. City staff are conducting a thorough assessment of operational requirements. This includes facility modifications and preparing the facilities and amenities for reopening, in addition to ensuring compliance in a manner that mitigates risk and follows the medical advice of the Province and the Region.

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

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Community members concerned about their health are asked to use the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment tool to determine if they need to seek care or refer to Lakeridge Health’s COVID-19 Assessment Clinic.