On Thursday, February 17th Ottawa lifted COVID-19 related capacity limits at many of its drop-in recreation and cultural activities now being offered at select locations – starting
The following recreation and cultural activities will allow full capacity limits, subject to staff availability:
- Arenas – public skating and rentals
- Swimming pools – public and lane swims, rentals
- Recreation and cultural centres – drop-in sports, weight and cardio rooms, meeting and event space rentals
- Art galleries
Drop-in activities will operate at select locations with increased capacities where staff, space and safety resources permit. 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 as capacity limits allow.
Proof of vaccination is still required for everyone 12 years and older. Masking requirements are still in effect, as per provincial regulations.
The lifting of capacity is good news for the Spring 2022 registered recreation and arts programing, including learn-to-swim, instructional creative and performing arts, general interest, sport and fitness programs. Stay tuned for Spring Guides to be released on February 23.
Capacity limits for sport spectators, theatre performances, and rentals with dancing
The spectator and audience capacities at theatres and sports complexes will be limited to 50 percent, and any type of event with a social dancing component will be limited to 25 per cent capacity. Both capacity restrictions are expected to be eased on March 1.