In line with Public Health and provincial guidelines, the suspension of all room bookings and facility rentals will continue until September 7, 2020.
“Though we are making forward progress through this pandemic, we still need to be cautious,” says Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “Many of our services are back up and running but in modified capacity. Our main goal continues to be finding that balance that will provide services to the community in a way that’s safe and responsible.”
Extending the suspension of room bookings until September will allow staff to better distribute space within City facilities for modified programming ensuring that facilities are meeting health guidelines set by Waterloo Region Public Health, and the Province of Ontario.
“As we continue to re-open services and programming throughout the city, it’s important for us to ensure that they do not overlap with each other in a way that would compromise physical distancing and other protocols,” says Deputy City Manager Hardy Bromberg. “Many of our recreation facilities are multi-purpose; we need to put limits on what’s running at any one time to make sure that the programs that are running, like our camps, are doing so safely.”
Customers who have booked a room or facility will be notified and associated rental fees will be refunded. Those looking to rebook for a future date can contact Service Cambridge at (519) 623-1340 to discuss options.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, further changes may be necessary at a future date. The City is committed to providing recreation opportunities and will continue working to develop alternative solutions whenever possible.