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COVID-19 Response at Friday Harbour

Like many of you, we continue to monitor the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation on a daily basis and want to emphasize that this challenging situation has our undivided attention. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure everyone at Friday Harbour feels safe.

As announced by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health unit on July 7, 2020, face coverings must be worn when entering all indoor public spaces at Friday Harbour. A non-medical mask or other face-covering such as a bandana, a scarf or cloth can be used. Age and medical exemptions apply. We kindly ask for your cooperation with this requirement. Please click here to learn more.

In the interest of the safety of all Homeowners and Guests of the Resort, we continue to take daily precautions:

  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing across the Resort and an increased stock of cleaning supplies to ensure we maintain the new cleaning/sanitization schedule.
  • Resort-wide signage to encourage physical distancing and increased handwashing.
  • No Friday Harbour-owned amenities are accepting cash. All products and services at the Nest, the Harbour Master Building/Marina, FH Fine Food, and Starbucks must be purchased by debit, credit, or gift card only.
  • We are limiting the number of individuals permitted inside our retailers at one time.
  • All staff have been trained on our new precautionary health and safety measures and provided with proper PPE to wear when necessary.

What to Expect at our Amenities

  • Avenue Cibi e Vini

The Avenue Cibi e Vini patio is now open. Be sure to give them a call for booking inquiries at 705.294.7400.

  • FH Fine Food

FH Fine Food remains open and has implemented additional safety measures including installing plexiglass at each checkout to create a physical barrier between staff and shoppers and installing decals throughout the store to promote physical distancing. All payments must be made by debit or credit — we are currently not accepting cash.

  • Fishbone Kitchen + Wine Bar

The Fishbone Kitchen + Wine Bar patio is now open. Be sure to book your reservations online as spots fill up quickly or give them a call at 705.294.3324.

  • Starbucks

Starbucks is now open for dine-in seating. There is a maximum one-hour time limit on seatings inside the restaurant. All payments must be made by debit, credit, or gift card— we are currently not accepting cash. We ask that all Guests make use of the sanitizing station set up at the entrance upon arrival. We have also installed helpful decals on the floor to help our Guests adhere to social distancing guidelines and ensure their safety. The Starbucks Patio is currently open for Guests to enjoy their beverages while gazing out over the Marina.

  • Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is now open. We ask that all visitors continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

  • Real Estate Sales Centre

The Geranium Sales Team is onsite and currently operating outside of the Sales Centre.

Hours:

Monday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday- Thursday: Closed
Friday – Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

  • LCBO 

The LCBO will be closed on Mondays until further notice, but have extended their hours of operation through the remainder of the week. They are now open Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • ADM Design Inc. 

ADM Design Inc. has opened its doors and is welcoming new and existing customers with health and safety measures in place. Private shopping is available for those who request it, please contact ADM to learn more at [email protected].

  • FH Fit (Homeowner Exclusive)

FH Fit is open and all Homeowners must book their workout in advance, no walk-ins at this time. Masks are required.

  • Beach Club Restaurant and Patio

The Beach Club Restaurant is open to all for dine-in service as well as seating on the Patio. Our Team has prepared a unique menu full of beachside favourites and locally inspired dishes that are sure to delight as you gaze out over Lake Simcoe. Learn more about visiting the Beach Club during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Learn more about visiting the Beach Club during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Beach Club Window

The Beach Club Window is currently open seven days a week, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm for take-out service.

  • The Harbour Master Building/ Marina

Upon the opening of our Marina, we have ensured we are abiding by all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all our Guests.

Learn more about visiting the Marina at Friday Harbour during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • The Nest Golf Club

We were so happy to be able to open the Nest Golf Club for the season. We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our Guests and staff. As such, we are not allowing any walk-on play and requiring golfers to book their tee times in advance. Learn more about visiting the Nest during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • The Beach

The Beach at Friday Harbour is now open to all for the remainder of the season. Our Homeowner Exclusive area will remain open to Friday Harbour Homeowners only from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

  • Play Equipment

The Play Equipment on the Beach is now open.

  • Basketball Court

The Basketball Court on the Beach is now open for play. Please limit play to one hour to respect those who might be waiting. We have implemented a new schedule to accommodate both Homeowners and Guests. Please familiarize yourself with the new schedule here. Remember to wash your hands often and continue practicing physical distancing.

  • The Nature Preserve

The Nature Preserve remains open. However, we want to remind everyone that, while we encourage getting outdoors and exercise, it is important to still maintain a safe, social distance of at least 6ft/2m and not congregate in large groups.

  • FH Shuttle Service

Friday Harbour’s Shuttle Service has resumed for Homeowners only. We ask that you please wear a face covering when riding in the shuttle.

Adjustments at our Amenities

  • Friday Harbour Property Management

The FHPM trailer in the east parking lot is closed to walk-up inquiries. We request that all contact with FHPM is done by phone or email only. Any emergency service request (water escape, elevator breakdown, power outage, etc.) should be made by contacting [email protected] or by phone at 705.812.8880 x8838.

  • Public Washrooms

The public washrooms at the east and west entrances to the underground parking garage are currently closed. The public washrooms on the east side of the Beach Club are now open and the washrooms adjacent to Starbucks remain open.

  • General Resort Operations

In the interest of reducing the number of people at the Resort and encouraging social distancing, many Friday Harbour Associates are working off-site.

STAYING SAFE AT FRIDAY HARBOUR

As more of our community is working from home, we have seen an increase in people enjoying being outside, strolling the Boardwalk, and exploring the Nature Preserve. While doing so, even though outdoors, it is important to still adhere to the social distancing guidelines of at least 2m/6ft from others.

We ALL have a responsibility to do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy. It is critical that you are following the recommended protective hygiene protocols to mitigate the risk of spreading the illness

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Stay a safe distance (recommended at 2 metres) from others
  • Wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces

 

Stay updated with local and regional information

 

Thank you for the continued support of Friday Harbour. We will continue to communicate updates on a regular basis during this trying time. We wish you continued good health.

Sincerely,

The Friday Harbour Resort Association

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