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Orono outdoor pool will reopen on July 24 with new COVID-19 measures in place

Clarington July 17, 2020/- The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to announce that we will be reopening our Orono outdoor pool as of July 24 with strict physical distancing and capacity limits. The pool will reopen seven days a week with pre-registered swim sessions lasting an hour each. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session.

“With the recent heatwave, we know our residents are eager to cool off and enjoy some fun in the water outdoors. The Orono pool passed a Durham Health inspection with flying colours. Our COVID-19 safety measures are robust, and residents will have to follow all the rules of use,” said George Acorn, Director of Community Services.

The start of each public swim session will be staggered to allow staff to clean and disinfect between users. The pool will be open Monday to Friday from noon to 7:15 p.m. While on Saturdays and Sundays the hours will be noon to 4:45 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Regular admission fees will apply. Payments can be made on-site using cash only. For those wishing to pay in advance, please do so during the phone pre-registration using a credit card (905-987-5667 ext. 2552).
  • Swim sessions are on a pay as you go basis, aquatic memberships, including our 10-ticket passes, will not be reactivated at this time.
  • Users must pre-register and reserve a swim session. Each swim session will be available for booking one week in advance.
  • Pre-register online, www.clarington.net/BeActive or by telephone at 905-987-5667 ext. 2552. Phone registration is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Please arrive ten minutes ahead of your scheduled swim time and line up in designated spots outside of the pool enclosure.
  • All users will have to undergo a screening process before being admitted.
  • Physical distancing will be mandatory in addition to all other swimming rules.
  • We ask that swimmers arrive in their swimsuits. Public washrooms/changerooms will be open but limited to a few people at a time to allow for physical distancing.

“The outdoor pool reopening is just another small step in relaunching our services to the public. Staff have been working diligently on plans and safety protocols following all Public Health guidelines. While we must adjust to new rules and follow physical distancing, above all have fun,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

More information on the pool reopening and registration will be available on our website, www.clarington.net/COVID-19.

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Media Contact:
Basia Radomski
Communications Manager
905-623-3379 ext. 2214

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