Late last week, the province shared a three-step plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions later this month based on key public health and health system indicators showing signs of stabilization. In alignment with the province and in the absence of concerning changes to our health care indicators or public health trends, the City of Hamilton is sharing its plan to reopen some municipal services, programming and facilities later this month. More information will be added to the City’s website in the coming days.

Arenas

  • Arenas will reopen to permit holders beginning January 31, 2022.
  • Public programming will resume in a phased approach beginning on January 31, 2022.
  • Additional public health measures and capacity limits will be in place.

 Recreation

  • Recreation centres will reopen for drop-in aquatic and gym programming beginning February 7, 2022.
  • Advanced aquatic leadership programming and certifications for staff and the public will start February 4, 2022, with registration opening on January 28, 2022.
  • Drop in programming will resume February 7, 2022 and schedules will be available by February 4, 2022. Reservations will be available 25 hours prior to the start of the program. This includes:
    • Pool programming, including open swim and length swims
    • Gym programming at select locations, including open gym and court sport programming (including pickleball)
  • Water Fit programming will resume on February 21, 2022.
  • Golf operations have resumed, with both disc golf and winter golf proceeding, weather permitting.

Seniors Centres & Programming

  • Seniors Centres and clubs will be available to reopen beginning February 7, 2022. Details regarding location-specific openings will be available on the City’s website in the coming days.
  • Senior Centre Without Walls phone programming will resume on February 7, 2022.

Museums

  • Dundurn National Historic Site, the Hamilton Military Museum and the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology will reopen on February 1, 2022.
  • All other museums will remain closed at this time to ensure adherence to current public health measures and to accommodate the redeployment of staffing resources to aid with ongoing vaccination efforts.

Residents are encouraged to access municipal services online where available: www.hamilton.ca/onlinecityservices

As the City and province begins to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions later this month, it’s important that community members continue to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the highly-transmissible Omicron variant of concern by getting fully vaccinated, and when eligible, get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, keep their guards up by following the well-established public health measures including wearing a tight-fitting mask properly, maintaining physical distance, limiting their contacts and size of social gatherings, and staying home when they’re unwell.

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“As the City and province plan to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions later this month, it is important that everyone continues to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the highly-transmissible Omicron variant of concern by getting fully vaccinated, and when eligible, get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We must all continue to keep our guard up by following public health measures designed to keep us all safe.”

– Mayor Fred Eisenberger

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