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Blind River golf club opens under strict COVID-19 guidelines – ElliotLakeToday.com

Guidelines taken from National Golf Course Owners Association recommended safety protocols

Blind River’s popular golf course reopened to the public Wednesday with strict guidelines on social distancing to reduce the risk of spread of COViD-19.

Huron Pines Golf and Country Club reopened after its board of directors presented town council with a plan on how the facility will operate and reopen in stages to golfers. The plan was presented to council at its meeting Tuesday.

The guidelines are taken from the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada’s published series of recommended safety protocols. The move comes after Doug Ford’s provincial government announced that golf courses could reopen as part of a graduated reopening of some businesses in Ontario.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, health and safety remain our top priorities. Fortunately, golf courses are very well positioned to adhere to all physical distancing and sanitation measures while providing Ontarians with some much-needed fresh air, sunlight, exercise, mental stimulation and safe social time with family or friends,” the Huron Pines board report stated. “In effect, golf is a 10- or 20-km controlled walk through 150 acres of nature. During those four hours of enjoyable, healthy activity, each foursome of golfers is typically 500 meters away from the next group. Within the foursome itself, golfers have no trouble maintaining their distance in such open spaces.”

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