COVID-19: Golf courses, other outdoor amenities reopen in Ontario

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WATCH ABOVE: Ontario has allowed various outdoor amenities and recreation facilities to reopen, including golf courses, tennis courts and splash pads. However, some are expressing frustration with the new guidelines. Brittany Rosen has more. – May 22, 2021

TORONTO – Golf courses and other outdoor recreational facilities can reopen across Ontario today as COVID-19 cases continue to trend down.

Residents can also resume using tennis courts, skate parks and sports fields.

However, outdoor sports and classes remain off limits.

Read more: Ontario feels heat, backtracks after splash pad backlash

Golfers have been teeing up for this news for weeks, after lobbing sharp criticism at the provincial government.

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Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Thursday, as he unveiled a three-step reopening plan that will bring the province out of a stay-at-home order that’s been in place for well over a month.

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The province is due to enter the first stage of reopening in mid-June, after 60 per cent of adults have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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