Burlington ready to expand occupancy restrictions at city rec centres


Published February 16, 2022 at 4:19 pm

The City of Burlington rolled out its latest plans towards reopening as the Province relaxes COVID-19 restrictions tomorrow (Thursday).

Among the first steps in gradually easing public health measures is increasing indoor facility and program capacities.

The following changes will take effect Feb. 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

  • Recreation facility capacity limits will be increased for rental, program and activity spaces, while ensuring requirements for physical distancing are maintained. Existing program providers and facility renters have been notified directly.
  • Drop-in recreation programs will increase capacity. Participants are still encouraged to register in advance.
  • Registered winter courses already in progress may open additional spots if possible, pending staffing, regulations, specific ratios, and maintaining physical distancing for example.
  • Spectator seating areas remain at 50 per cent capacity, and changerooms and dressing room capacities remain limited. Occupancies are posted.

Proof of vaccination with an enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code is currently required for entry into City recreational facilities. Masking and physical distancing is still required.

Those entering recreation facilities will be required to acknowledge posted screening questions at the point of entry. Pre-screening in advance of arrival is no longer required.

“Health of participants and staff will always be a top priority,” said Chris Glenn, the City’s director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

“We’re looking forward to safely and carefully welcoming more people back into our facilities and programs. Increasing program capacities takes time so please be patient as we work through these changes.”

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