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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.

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.
  • Additional handwashing stations have been installed across the Resort.
  • 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.

Erring on the side of caution, we have made the decision to cancel or postpone some of our upcoming events and activities.

Cancelled Events/Activities  

  • All Recreation and Leisure programming including rental equipment is currently unavailable.
  • Father’s Day Food Truck Rally and Comedy Weekend
  • True North Festival


Postponed Events/Activities

  • All Recreation and Leisure programming including rental equipment

We will continue to communicate any other changes or modifications to our operations in a timely manner.

Open Amenities

  • Starbucks

Starbucks is currently operating by take-out only. With no seating permitted at the coffeehouse, only a limited number of people will be allowed inside at any given time. 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.

    • 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.

As always, we continue with our increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing surfaces.

  • 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.

  • Real Estate Sales Office

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

  • 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.

          • LCBO 

The LCBO will be closed on Mondays until further notice. The previously announced reduced hours of 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. continue to apply Tuesday through Sunday.

          • ADM Design Inc. 

ADM Design Inc. has now re-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].

          • Basketball Court

The Basketball Court on the Beach is now open for play with a maximum of five people. Please limit play to one hour to respect those who might be waiting. 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.

    • 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 7.5.294.3324.

    • 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.

Adjustments at our Amenities

      • The Beach

Open: Friday, June 12

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Sunday

11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Beach at Friday Harbour is the perfect place to catch some rays. Even in an outdoor space, it is still important to maintain a safe distance, and as such, we will be putting measures in place to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the space safely and responsibly.

What to Expect at the Beach:

      • The Beach will be open for Homeowners only until further notice. Homeowner Cards will be required upon entrance.
      • Access to the Beach will be from the Boardwalk in front of the Beach Club.
      • The Beach will remain enclosed by fencing and the number of people permitted to enter the area will be limited.
      • Access to the Beach will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • Please note that the Public is permitted at the Shoreline and we will have barriers in place to allow this.
      • Seating areas up to a maximum of 10 will be marked out and have been spaced 6 feet apart to allow for physical distancing.
      • No towel service will be provided upon opening.
      • Seating areas will be disinfected after use.
      • Beach Volleyball Courts and a general recreation area will be available upon opening.
      • Welcome Centre

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

      • Beach Club Restaurant

The Restaurant is offering delivery service through a limited menu to FH residences and the Big Bay Point community from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can find their Delivery Menu here.

      • 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.

      • Short-Term Rentals Now Permitted

The Provincial Government has officially lifted the ban on short-term rentals. If you decide to rent out your unit, please take every measure to ensure your renters are aware of the precautions in place around the Resort. As a reminder, your Condo Corporation still has existing rules in place for short-term rentals. Be sure to consult your Condo Corp’s Rules before entering into a short-term lease agreement.

Closed Amenities and Services

      • Play Equipment

The Play Equipment on the Beach is now closed.

      • FH Fit

FH Fit is currently closed.

As always, we continue with our increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing surfaces.

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

 

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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