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THE BRIARS RESORT & SPA COVID-19 MESSAGE

 

Peace and Tranquility Awaits!

 We are looking forward to reopening Monday June 15th, and are excited about having you stay with us at our tranquil spot on Lake Simcoe.  We will look the same but have altered some of our normal practices and experiences to coincide with Public Health regulations and recommendations for the comfort and safety of our guests and staff.   The grounds and gardens to stroll, the trails to walk, and the lake to swim, all served up with some fresh air and our heritage hospitality, remain a serene and peaceful backdrop to your stay.

 As restrictions are eased, we hope to expand on the initial services and amenities from phase one of the reopening.  The facilities and activities we offer are based on provincial guidelines and may be subject to change.

 

PHASE ONE MEASURES

  • Frequent disinfecting of all high touch areas
  • Social distancing required of all staff and guests always
  • Hand sanitizer stations at high traffic areas
  • No housekeeping service during your stay
  • Food service will be take-out and delivery only – No restaurant dining
  • No Indoor recreational facilities and some outdoor facilities that are prohibited or are not configured to maintain social distancing or proper disinfecting
  • Credit or Debit payment only; no cash transactions
  • No shuttle service

 

CLEANING AND PREVENTION

  • All staff, guests and visitors are required to practice social distancing, hand washing or use of sanitizer, and seek medical attention and self-isolate if experiencing covid-19 symptoms.
  • All staff will wear masks.
  • Placement of hand sanitizer dispensers in all high traffic areas.
  • Frequency of sanitization of high touch spots in public areas with increased regularity
  • Social distancing, and hand washing reminder signs will be posted in key areas
  • Keys will be sanitized, and debit terminal sanitized between uses.

 

GUEST EXPERIENCE

  • No stayover housekeeping service (i.e. no daily towel refresh, bed making)
  • Unnecessary decorative linens, guidebooks, brochures have been removed from rooms.
  • Acrylic shields at front desk, and other key guest service areas.
  • All guest information will be one time use recyclable paper.
  • Disinfecting of frequently touched areas in rooms; door handles, light switches, faucets, taps, coffee machines, thermostats, remotes, soap dispensers, dresser drawers, etc.

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE

During phase one of reopening Chef Ledlie and his team have designed a limited menu with excellent choices prepared to order will be available with advance ordering and charged to your room.  Pickup or delivery to your room for a small charge.

  • Take-out food and beverage orders will be available – Guests will receive order procedures with pre arrival email and welcome kit.
  • When allowed to open, patios will be available to enjoy takeout meals
  • Restaurant or Bar service will not be available until further notice
  • One time use and online menus
  • Payment via credit card, debit, or room charge only
  • Alcoholic beverages included in take-out orders may only be consumed in guest rooms as no indoor or outdoor areas open are currently licensed.

 

TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY MENU

  • BREAKFAST 8am – 10am
  • LIGHT FARE   12Noon – 2pm
  • DINNER         3- 7pm
  • BEVERAGES - with food orders

 

RECREATION EXPERIENCE

Many of our usual recreation facilities and activities may need to be adapted to our current times. Possibly phased in or even remain closed for the summer season.  The tranquility of our heritage property remains, with serene walks in nature and a breath of fresh air always available.

  • Recreational equipment available will be sanitized as noted, with self sanitizing options
  • Face masks will be worn by all staff
  • Reduced capacity and staggered hours may be in place

 

ACTIVITITIES WE EXPECT TO HAVE AVAILABLE

  • Non – motorized boating – Kayaks, Canoes once lake temperatures are appropriate
  • Tennis Courts & equipment (self sanitizing station), (tennis balls by purchase)
  • Basketball, Lawn Sports, Badminton, Volleyball
  • Waterfront chairs and lounges – will be placed at social distancing and are not to be moved
  • Bikes - self sanitized – supply own bike helmets and locks

 

ACTIVITIES NOT AVAILABLE TILL FURTHER NOTICE

  • Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub and Change Rooms
  • Programmed event and activities
  • Bikes - self sanitized – supply own bike helmets and locks
  • Games room area
  • Fitness room
  • Lady Simcoe runs every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday starting from July 11th

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?

  • Personal supplies of hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Your own face masks and other PPE if you are using them
  • Beach Towels
  • Personal life jackets
  • Personal bike helmets
  • Board games (we will not be lending any out as they can not be effectively sanitized.)