Niagara-on-the-Lake is reopening some public facilities closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The community centre – and the Sweets and Swirls Café – are set to open Sept. 14, following the opening of the Virgil arenas and Niagara Nursery School and Child Care Centre on Sept. 8.
The decision was made “under the guidance” of the town’s emergency control group, the town said in a news release.
The facilities were closed on March 13, in response to the pandemic.
“Staff is looking forward to reopening the town’s arenas and community centre and helping to reinstate a sense of normalcy back into our community,” interim chief administrator Sheldon Randall said in the release.
“It’s been almost six months since the public has been able to use these facilities and we are happy to welcome them back while continuing to remain cautious and vigilant in our efforts to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.”
The community centre opening includes its customer service desk, track and fitness area, and the café. Community centre programming and room bookings will be available beginning Oct. 5.
Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the arenas, groups interested in renting ice this season are being asked to complete an online survey identifying the dates and times of desired ice rentals.