COVID-19 Protocols – Bruce’s Mill Driving Range

As of July 8, 2021


Operations have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. This document provides operational direction and addresses service resumption for Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area Driving Range.

Infection Prevention & Control Measures:

The following mitigation guidelines will help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

Prior to Arrival:

Golfers must complete the self-assessment for COVID-19 on the Ontario Ministry of Health website. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not attend the golf course until they pass the assessment and do not have signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The assessment questions are as follow:

  • Are you currently experiencing any of these symptoms?
    • Fever and/or chills
    • Cough or barking cough (croup)
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Runny or stuffy/congested nose
    • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
    • Pink eye
    • Headache
    • Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
    • Muscle aches
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Falling down often
  • Is anyone you live with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms?
  • In the last 14 days, have you or anyone you live with travelled outside of Canada? If exempt from quarantine requirements (for example, an essential worker who crosses the Canada-US border regularly for work), select “No.”
  • In the last 14 days, have you been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19?
  • Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)?
  • In the last 14 days, have you received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone? If you already went for a test and got a negative result, select “No.”

If the customer has answered “yes” to any of the above questions, staff are to request that they not visit Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area Driving Range. If the customer has answered “no” to all of the above questions, they are able to keep their scheduled bookings.

Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for seniors or people with chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease

The World Health Organization advises that symptoms may appear in as few as two (2) days or as long as 14 days after contracting COVID-19.

Practice Proper Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue. Immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Players may wear masks at their own discretion.

Arrivals, Purchases and Check In:

  • Patrons will enter through the main entrance and proceed to check in area.
  • Markers have been installed on the floor to ensure distancing measures.
  • Contactless payments only will be accepted in the form of debit or credit transactions. Cash will only be accepted if no other payment option available.
  • Tees will be available for purchase.
  • Balls will be washed with ball washer machine and baskets disinfected after each use.

Tee Deck

  • To allow for adequate physical distancing, there is 12 feet of space between golfers.
  • Frequently touch items, such as bag racks and waste receptacles, have been removed and will not be available.
  • Golfers must leave immediately after completion.

Club Rentals

  • Club rentals are permitted.


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