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Reminder When Using Outdoor Facilities & Parks:
Individuals are encouraged to follow social distancing and hygiene recommendations in place to reduce the spread of illness including:
- Minimize close contact with others and avoiding non-essential gatherings;
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
- Refrain from using parks or trails if you or family members are exhibiting symptoms.
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Wing Duty Operations
902-765-1494, local 5457 (24/7)
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COVID-19: BMO is here to help
Message from MFRC
Your GMFRC is preparing to open its doors!
As of 15 June, our staff team will begin a staggered return to work. Over the next 3 weeks, the Centre will not be open to the public. Staff will continue to provide services virtually over these 3 weeks, but we will also begin to meet requests for in-person meetings and will allow “by appointment only” visits to the Centre. To make an appointment, please give us a call at the front desk, which will be manned during regular business hours: 902-765-5611. You can even call from the parking lot if you’d like!
On 6 July, the GMFRC will open to the public, as long as everything goes as planned and Nova Scotia continues to flatten the curve. All staff will return on that day.
You will notice some changes, of course, just as you see everywhere else. We will need to physically distance. You will see a plexiglass barrier at reception, you will probably smell disinfectant, you will see masks and we encourage you to wear one as well! Our priority will be the health and safety of our staff and our beloved visitors. Gatherings in person will continue to be restricted of course.
Call us at 902-765-5611 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with any questions as of June 15. If you can’t wait, email now at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a Facebook message (facebook.com/gmfrc). If you require immediate support, please contact the Family Information Line at 1-800-866-4546, or Wing Duty Operations at 902-765-1494, local 5457. Both lines are available 24/7.
We can’t wait to see you again!
Our province announced the re-opening of licenced childcare effective Monday, 15 June. While the GMFRC does not typically operate a full time daycare centre, our WCOMD has asked us to consider offering daycare spots to 14 Wing families over the summer. In the interest of meeting the needs of families required to return to work, your GMFRC Board of Directors, like our Wing Leadership, wishes to provide this support to our families. This requires the GMFRC to step outside of our usual programming and our Casual Childcare Services will not be available through the summer as a result. In addition to COVID-related restrictions, our ability to offer licenced full-time childcare is limited by the amount of space and staffing we have available. There will be 12 full-time spots available as well as 12 additional half-day (morning only) spots available. Priority for these spots will be determined by our Wing. If you are interested in securing a spot, you need to express your interest through your chain of command, not directly to the GMFRC. Families who have secured spots will be contacted over the next couple of days with more details. Please keep in mind, full-time childcare at the GMFRC is a temporary solution in response to the pandemic. It is likely to continue only until September, so we encourage you to explore your options through the summer to ensure you have your Fall childcare plans in place. For assistance with your childcare planning for September, please feel free to contact the GMFRC at: GMFRCchildyouth@gmail.com.