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Fitness centre at Wescast Community Complex set to reopen on Aug. 4

WINGHAM – The fitness centre at the community complex is slated to reopen on Aug. 4, according to a recent press release from North Huron.

The township has reviewed the provincial restrictions, public health requirements, health and safety procedures, and reopening guidelines as they pertain to fitness centres.

The township says the health and safety of all residents and employees remains their top priority.

“While visitors to the fitness centre … can expect an altered experience compared to pre COVID – 19 pandemic operations, the township is confident that these necessary changes will allow all participants to enjoy North Huron’s fitness centre in a safe and cautious manner,” said Reeve Bernie Bailey.

The Ontario government announced several regions, including Huron-Perth, were permitted to move into stage three of the reopening plan recently, as long as safety measures and safeguards are in place.

The following changes and procedures have been implemented by the township:

  • Fitness equipment has been moved to other parts of the facility to ensure physical distancing can be allowed.
  • Users will be required to reserve a timeslot for themselves or their group before arriving at the building.
  • Day pass usage is not available at this time.
  • All participants must arrive fully dressed in their workout clothes as change rooms will not be open at this time.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed all around the facility and visitors are expected to utilize them.
  • Participants will be screened as per established procedures and the public health self-assessment tool upon their arrival at the facility.

All other areas of the North Huron Wescast Community Complex will remain closed at this time.

A staged reopening is being planned for this fall.

Cory Bilyea is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter with the Wingham Advance Times. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.