The Comox Valley local governments are advising residents that indoor recreation facilities in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) remain closed until further notice.
These facilities have been closed since March 17 to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The local government recreation departments are participating in a broad, provincial discussion on reopening community recreation centres through the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA).
The BCRPA will be developing tools and guidelines for recreation facilities that will assist them in meeting provincial standards. This plan will form the basis of how and when each facility opens and offers its services to the public and ensures compliance with WorkSafe BC.
“Local governments are working together to carefully develop staged reopening plans based on the WorkSafe BC, BCRPA and the Province of B.C.’s guidelines for our regional and municipal indoor recreation facilities,” explains CVRD board chair and EOC spokesperson Jesse Ketler.
“Once all the site-dependent plans are completed they will be posted online and at each facility. Consistency, collaboration and safety of our staff and residents is of utmost importance as we continue to move forward.”