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Recreation facilities

Many recreational facilities and the programs they offer, have now been closed in BC. This includes community-centres, ice rinks, swimming pools and public libraries. Please check with your local municpality for more details on operations.

Prevent infection and transmission

These common sense practices help prevent infection and transmission:

  • Hand washing
  • Sneeze or cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Practice social distancing.

Measures recreation facilities can take

  • Cleaning: Consider increasing routine cleaning practices – if you are cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces once a day, move to twice a day using the products you already use.
  • Space: Consider the density of your business and provide additional space for customers and employees to interact; for example, consider how line ups or seating could be expanded so that people are able to put some distance – 1 to 2 metres – between one another.
  • Hand hygiene: Ensure your washrooms remain stocked with soap and consider offering hand sanitizer at entrances.
  • Communication: Show your customers, clients, members, and employees what you are doing to support the efforts to slow transmission of this virus by communicating online and at your place of business.
  • Employees who feel unwell: Support your employees to stay home if they are sick.
  • Public gatherings: Events that bring more than 50 people closely together – indoors or outdoors – are ordered to be cancelled for now. This does not apply to buildings where the environment allows for distance between people.
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