Even though the Province of Ontario is still in Stage 1, things are slowly starting to open up. The Club continues to manage its facilities in accordance with provincial guidelines and directives.
At this time the facilities are to be accessed by members only. Currently, only members of the Club are permitted to use the Club facilities. A member is defined in our by-laws as cottage owners and their parents, children and grandchildren. For the purposes of facility access, the Board has extended the definition of a member to include a member’s significant other with whom they are self isolating. Members do not include siblings, nieces, nephews of a cottage owner and friends of members.
Members are reminded that the provincial order is still in effect limiting social gatherings to 5 people (other than a gathering of members of a single household). Should members choose to have guests/extended family to their cottage (within the scope of the provincial guidelines), those guests are not permitted to use any Club facilities. As well social/physical distancing continues to be in effect.
The latest Cedar Springs Medical Update answers questions related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission. To read the latest update please click the link below:
Facility Status as of June 5, 2020
- Golf Course: Effective May 16, the golf course is open to members only. Physical distancing rules will still apply. Please refer to the course guidelines from the golf committee for specifics on how members may currently use the course.
- Fountain of Youth: This remains open as a “use at your own risk” facility. For guidelines on usage, please reference the e-mail communication from April 10, 2020.
- Garbage/Recycling: Garbage/recycling facilities remain open.
- Beach, Tennis & Ballpark: Cedar Springs will be opening its beach, tennis courts and ballpark to members only. All members are reminded to stay 6 feet apart from everyone they do not live with and non household groups are limited to 5 people – the minimum fine for not social distancing in Halton is $500. The playground/climber will remain off limits in accordance with Halton and Ontario rules. Members must use their own beach equipment and chairs – no sharing or use of community toys and equipment. Members must remove their chairs, clothes, toys and equipment when they leave community property. All things left behind will be thrown in the garbage nightly. The dam will be put in place mid June as will the sun shades. Again, social distancing rules apply and please be courteous with your time spent under the shade.
- Tennis Courts are now available for use-bring your own balls, racquets etc. Doubles are permitted if teammates are members of the same household otherwise singles only. Pickleball is open – doubles is now permitted if teammates are members of the same household, otherwise singles only. Bring your own balls and paddles and do not touch the equipment of people that are not from the same household.
- The Basketball net is open for single use or members of the same household. There is slight damage to the rim which will be repaired. Bring your own ball and take it home afterward.
- The Pavilion will be open to members, no groups larger than 5, stay 6 feet apart. Bring your own chairs. Let’s all work together. Be courteous, obey the members only rules, take all garbage and personal property when you leave.
Public spaces remain closed. As such, the following communal facilities remain closed:
Hall, beach climber and fire-pit. Please do not remove the yellow caution tape that is in place.
The Club is committed to protecting the health and safety of all members therefore members are expected to follow Provincial and Municipal directives.
Your Board of Directors