Covid-19 Recovery

Online Bingo Moving Forward

  • bingo cards purchased for Sunday, April 25th game will be honoured at Sunday, May 2nd game
  • bingo cards are still available for purchase at all regular locations:
    • Belly Busters Pizza & Donair
    • Mi’kmaq Gas & Convenience
    • Membertou Market
    • Mira Ferry Market
    • Jack’s Place/Convenience Glace Bay
  • bingo cards for May 6th & 9th and for May 13th & 16th will be available starting Monday, May 3rd at all store locations
  • if you are going to play both sets of games, we encourage you to purchase them all at the same time to limit traffic within the stores and to limit the amount of time you are going out
  • starting Friday, April 30th, we will be doing home contactless-deliveries (starting in Membertou). Please call (902) 562-1198 ext. 4 to place your order
  • once you place your order, we will set up a delivery time with you
  • on the day of delivery, please leave your money in your mailbox and we will put the bingo cards in your mailbox
  • we will arrive masked and gloved and will follow all public health protocols
  • deliveries will run on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • we will still be at the selling locations on Wednesdays at the following places/times (please wear a mask):
    • North Sydney: Emera Centre Northside from 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Glace Bay: Glace Bay Firehall from 12PM-1PM
    • New Waterford: KOC from 1:30PM-2:30PM
  • we will let you know when/where you can pick up your winnings

 

Reminder

The Membertou Entertainment Centre is not open for bingo or the purchase of cards at this time. Our facility is now the primary COVID-19 testing site for the area, for the coming weeks. Testing is available daily from 9AM-9PM (registration ends at 8PM).

We can’t wait to play again on Sunday and we can’t thank you all enough for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. Please stay safe!!

Phases of Recovery

Phase 1

In phase one, the MEC will take an online approach and prepare for in-person bingo games for their second phase.

The following regulations will be put in place for the MEC Phase One Plan:

  • An online Bingo platform will be created for patrons to play along from home
  • Bingo cards will be sold at select locations (MEC, Belly Busters, Membertou Market, Mi’kmaq Gas) leading up to online games
  • Security will be onsite to ensure physical distancing is in place during bingo card pick-up
  • Elders and immunocompromised Membertou community members will have a bingo card delivery option
  • Signage, floor markers and sanitization stations will also be onsite and all customers are asked to please use these measures properly when entering the MEC

 

Phase 2

Phase two for MEC will be reduced in-person bingo games. MEC staff are currently assessing and re-setting the building for phase two. More information will be announced about phase two as we move through phase one.

 

MEC Staffing:

  • Staff duties may vary from pre-covid duties, to new sanitizing and additional cleaning duties
  • Staff will be provided with necessary PPE
  • Staff will be brought back in phased approach
  • Staff must adhere to all health and safety rules as mapped out by the province of Nova Scotia
  • Staff to receive orientation before returning to work