Kingston golf programs, outside recreation reopen in time for vacation weekend – Kingston

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Golfers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts enjoy the recent reopening announcement from Premier Doug Ford.

On Thursday, Ford gave the go-ahead for golf courses, tennis courts and other outdoor recreational facilities to reopen this weekend.

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While this is good news for businesses involved in leisure activities, it also means opening day has been mixed up.

“We’re happy to be open, it’s just a challenge,” says Chris Barber, owner of The Landings Golf Course.

“With the golf course we have about 36 hours to open. Everything has to be finished, employees have to be called in and people have to fill out the tee-off sheet. “

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Since the province closed their course in April, golfers have been testing themselves to get out and crack the links.

This week’s warm weather only added to the temptation to go outside and soak up the sun.

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“People just want to get out there and play,” says Barber.

“That’s part of the reason we’re excited to be open.”

From a medical standpoint, Kingston’s top doctor is also pleased with the province’s gradual reopening plan.

He is more in favor of the national rather than the regional approach. When the regional approach was previously implemented, it encouraged people from closed areas to travel to reopened regions.

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“I see the advantage of the decision that we all work together in the same phases and work in sync,” says Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL & A.

“Mainly because it has always threatened us and we have always had to deal with outbreaks as a result of travel and movement across Ontario.”

As golf courses and sports fields prepare to reopen, some companies have just learned that they will remain closed longer than expected.

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Hair and nail salons are in Step 2 of the reopening plan, which will take place sometime in July.

For non-essential retailers, this could be the case at least until mid-June.

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