On May14th the Provincial government announced a relaxation of restrictions on recreational activities within the province. The restrictions however do not apply to WBC.
The announcement permits recreational outside facilities to open. Facilities with a club house are not yet permitted to open. The Provincial announcement did also permit some competitive sport activities to open indoors that are conducted by Provincial Sports Organizations with stringent “return to play protocols”. Again WBC does not qualify under these provisions either.
What is obvious is that when we do first re-open, we will have to do so, under a set “return to play protocols” as well. Therefore the Board has started looking at procedures being implemented in other organizations that we can potentially adopt for WBC.
The WBC Board of director’s will continue to monitor this situation and communicate to you via email and the web site when we see any changes that will trigger the club reopening.
The Woodstock Badminton Club will remain closed past
the previously announced three week closure.
As you are ware the COVID-19 crisis continues. As a result the club must remain closed until
health and government leadership have given us the green light to commence
We will continue to monitor this situation and
communicate to you via email and the web site when we see any changes that will
impact the club reopening.
Please feel free to contact any members of the Board
if you have any questions.
The Board would like to thank everyone for their
understanding and support. We look forward to successfully managing these
unprecedented challenges and rejoining you on the courts as soon as it is
deemed safe to do so.
Your WBC Board of Directors
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency as the province tries to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“This is a decision not made lightly. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions. We’ve taken this measure because we must offer our full support in every power possible to help our health care sector fight the spread of COVID-19.”
Effective immediately, the province has ordered the closure of all facilities providing indoor recreation programs, all public libraries, all private schools, all licensed childcare centres, all theatres, cinemas and concert venues, and all bars and restaurants except to provide takeout food and delivery.
Dear WBC Members:
In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board of Directors have
made the difficult decision to close the Badminton Club for the next 3 weeks for all activities
(adult and youth) effective Tuesday March 17 th .
We are taking these proactive measures to prioritize the health and well-being of all our
members, guests, and the community. As you may be aware, all Woodstock leisure and
recreation programs, March Break programming, Schools and Woodstock Curling Club have
been closed effective immediately. Our joint efforts in support of these closures are intended to
help slow the advance of this very infectious virus to ensure that our Health system infrastructure
does not become overwhelmed and citizens remain safe.
Please support this decision by remaining away from the WBC facilities and not accessing the
building with your fob for any reason until we reopen. We will continue to monitor this situation
and be guided by local, regional, and national health and government leadership. Reopening and
ongoing information will be advised via our Website www.woodstockbadmintonclub.org as well
as by email.
Please feel free to contact any members of the Board with any questions or concerns.
The Board would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support. We look forward
to successfully managing these unprecedented challenges and rejoining you on the courts as soon
Your WBC Board of Directors.