Ottawa – Starting today, the City is increasing capacity limits for its recreation and cultural drop-in activities to reflect the recently announced easing of Provincial regulations. This will give residents more opportunities to get out for a swim, skate, participate in a sporting activity, exercise in a cardio and weight room, and visit a museum or cultural centre.
Residents should note that capacity for most activities will return to pre-pandemic levels, subject to staff availability. The current reservation system will remain in place to provide clients with the opportunity to secure a spot at a preferred time and to make the check-in process faster and easier. Those without a reservation will be admitted when capacity limits allow and will be required to provide their contact tracing information during the onsite registration and screening.
While the capacity limits have been eased, other COVID-safety protocols remain in place for a safe and enjoyable environment:
- Proof of full vaccination and identification – paper or digital certification for adults 18 and over
- Proof of full vaccination and identification for youth aged 12 to 17, who are using fitness rooms or participating in drop-in activities
- Masks are still required at recreational facilities when not taking part in a physical activity
Full fire-code capacity levels will also be permitted for hall, pool and arena rentals, with the exception of events with dancing which remain at 25 per cent capacity.
The City is pleased to welcome all residents back as we approach late fall and winter activities. Now, you and your family can stay active for your physical and mental health.
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