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Recreation facilities

Information for recreational sites and facilities including playgrounds, day camps, gyms and fitness centres. Please check with your municipality and local businesses for more details on operations. 
Tools and strategies for safer operations during the pandemic
This resource describes the key principles for reducing risk of COVID-19 transmission, the role of public health authorities, and commonly available tools and strategies to support the public health response. It is intended to guide the development of plans for operating as safely and normally as possible during the pandemic.

Playgrounds, spray parks and swimming pools

Information for outdoor playground and spray park owners and operators on infection prevention and exposure control practices and measures to support people using these facilities:

Day camps

Information for day camp operators, administrators and staff to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and maintain a safe and healthy environment for campers and staff as well as information on what to do if a camper or staff member develops symptoms:
Overnight camps for children and youth are prohibited by the Order of the Provincial Health Officer.

Gym and fitness centres

WorkSafeBC provides guidance to employers at fitness and recreational facilities including gyms, yoga and dance studios, and recreation centres.

BC Parks and recreation sites

BC Parks, recreation sites, trails and camping that can accommodate physical distancing are open, with some exceptions. Some areas and facilities remain closed. Before leaving on your trip, check for possible closures, alerts or other warnings that may affect your visit. Check the BC Parks website and BC sites and trails for more information. BC’s Restart Plan provides information about the province’s step-by-step process to re-open different sectors.

WorkSafeBC provides information and protocols for health and safety at B.C. parks and campgrounds, as well as for employers who provide tours and outdoor recreation activities.

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