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City of Brandon Re-establishing Public Access to Some Outdoor Recreation Facilities Beginning May 4


April 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – In response to the Province of Manitoba’s Restoring Safe Services Plan announced earlier this week, the City of Brandon’s Emergency Response Control Group is preparing for the following actions to be undertaken at outdoor recreation facilities, beginning the week of Monday, May 4th.

  • The process of re-opening City-maintained playground structures will begin on Monday, May 4th and should be completed by Friday, May 8th. Swings will be re-installed and structures inspected, after which ‘CLOSED’ signage will be removed from structures. Please note that the City of Brandon DOES NOT clean or sanitize such equipment;
  • Nets will be installed at City-maintained tennis courts for public use; however, volleyball nets and basketball hoops on City property will NOT be re-installed at this time;
  • ‘CLOSED’ signage and caution tape will be removed from outdoor fitness equipment stations and greenspace picnic shelters/gazebos;
  • Fencing around the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skateboard Plaza will be removed and the plaza re-opened for public use;
  • The Wheat City Golf Course is operated on contract by Golf Brandon. Please visit https://www.golfbrandon.com/ for more information about a course re-opening date or to enquire about the specific health guidelines to be placed on course operations.
     

The City of Brandon stresses that access to the above facilities are being restored with the expectation that users will responsibly adhere to all provincially-recommended guidelines for safe and responsible physical distancing, which includes people maintaining a distance of at least two metres from each other, except for brief exchanges. The re-opened status of these facilities will be monitored and re-evaluated if maintaining public safety becomes problematic.

A plan for re-opening civic facilities to the public in a way that provides for safe interactions between City of Brandon staff and customers will be communicated in the coming days.

A reminder to all Brandon Transit users that as of Friday, May 1st, they will, once again, be expected to board the bus through the front door and present fare for SMART Card or cash fare collection at that time.

A further reminder that in compliance with Transport Canada’s regulations, passengers at the Brandon Municipal Airport will be asked to cover their mouth and nose with a non-medical mask or face covering during the check-in, security screening and the boarding processes. If you do not have a non-medical mask or face covering, you will be denied boarding. 

Information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 pandemic response can be found at http://www.brandon.ca/covid-19-updates. General enquiries relating to municipal services can be directed to the City of Brandon Enquiry Line at 204-729-2186 during regular business hours or can be submitted online at http://www.brandon.ca/contact-us.