OTTAWA – After reviewing the Ontario government’s new orange-restrict regulations and ensuring all safety protocols are in place, the city is gradually re-starting its recreation activities and services at its hub locations.
The Province of Ontario moved Ottawa from modified stage two restrictions to the new orange-restrict status on Saturday, Nov. 7.
The city started some recreation activities such as weight and cardio rooms on Nov. 14 and Kindergym drop-in which resumed today (Nov. 16).
The start dates for other services are as follows:
- Aquafitness will resume on Monday, Nov. 23
- Nepean Seniors Centre and Churchill Seniors Centre will reopen on Monday, Nov. 23
- Arena rentals can now resume for modified game play and scrimmages that avoid physical contact
The orange-restrict regulations also require:
- Physical distancing be increased to three metres in weight and cardio rooms and fitness classes
- A limit of 10 people per room indoors and 25 people outdoors for fitness activities
- Contact information for all patrons and participants
- A mask must be worn in the facility, except when engaged in athletic or physical activity
“Access to most drop-in activities requires reservations in advance,” city staff released in a statement Friday (Nov. 13). “Visit ottawa.ca/recreation for more information on activity offerings, locations, room rentals, reservations and all COVID-related protocols and restrictions.”