Rec Facilities COVID-19 Compliance

COVID-19 Protocols are subject to change on short notice

 Stay home if you are sick. Those showing symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to contact the Saskatchewan Healthline at 811 for further guidance.

Masks Required in all City of Yorkton Recreation Facilities

Gallagher Centre   

As per the Reopen Saskatchewan Plan, organizers must keep a record of all program attendees. All players, spectators, staff, and volunteers must sign in on arrival with name and phone number and/or email to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.

The health and safety of patrons and staff at the Gallagher Centre remains a top priority. All user groups and patrons entering the Gallagher Centre are expected to comply with the following protocols. There might be specific protocol for different areas within the facility (Access Communications Water Park, Westland Arena, Flexihall, etc.). Individual patrons, user groups, and rentals found not following these protocols may be asked to leave the facility and risk future access to programs and services.

The Gallagher Centre is committed to providing a clean and safe facility for all to use. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Aligning with Provincial guidelines, recommendations, and restrictions for facility operations.
  • Enhanced cleaning of common, high-touch surfaces such as entrances/exits, stairway railing, counters, etc.
  • Enhanced cleaning of change/dressing rooms between users and activities.
  • Enhanced cleaning of public washrooms.
  • Promoting physical distancing.
 General Protocols
  • The maximum number of patrons permitted in any one area is to be followed at all times. This information will be provided when arranging your booking.
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 10 minutes before your activity/rental.
  • To limit time spent in dressing/change rooms, those attending recreational programming in the Arena, Flexihall, and Water Park are asked to come as dressed as possible for their activity. Dressing room access may be limited or reduced.
  • Water fountains are closed. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle to make use of our bottle filling stations in the Gallagher Centre at this time. Do not share water bottles with other participants.
  • Do not share personal equipment with others.
  • Leave the facility promptly after your activity/rental. Do not congregate in common areas.

Access Communications Water Park

The Water Park is aligning with provincial guidelines as well as national sporting body protocols for facility operations. All swimmers visiting  the Access Communications Water Park must comply with the following protocol.

Swimmers must pre-book for Public Swim, Lane Swims and Aquacize classes to reserve space. Walk up customers will be admitted if space permits.

  • Masks and face coverings must not be worn in the water.
  • Social distancing of 3 meters should be maintained at all times.
  • Swimmers shall practice proper hand hygiene and make use of sanitizing stations throughout the facility.
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled swim session.
  • Minimize time spent in change facilities. Come as dressed as possible for your activity. Footwear must be removed in the change room entrance.
  • All swimmers must shower with soap before entering the water.
  • Pool equipment shall be limited to lifejackets for public swimming and flutter boards for lane swimming. Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own equipment and lifejackets if possible.
  • Water fountains are closed. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle to make use of our bottle filling station in the Water Park at this time. Do not share water bottles with other participants.
  • The Hot Tub is open and limited to 8 people.
  • The following amenities remain closed for use at this time:
    • Steam Room
    • Sauna
    • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Emergency access routes must not be blocked by personal belongings and equipment during practice times.
  • Lifeguards shall provide emergency intervention and first aid where needed. Participants receiving first aid treatment shall wear a disposable face mask where possible for their protection and the safety of lifeguards.
  • Swimmers shall be given 10 minutes to access the change rooms to change and shower after a training session. Shower and locker access in change rooms shall be limited to promote spacing. It is recommended that swimmers change into appropriate outerwear and shower at home.

 

General Public

Lane Swims and Aquacize classes have a limit of 8 people. 

Public Swim has a limit of 50 people. The lap pool is not available during Public Swim.

All swimmers must have or update a program registration account through the City's recreation software: https://cityofyorkton.perfectmind.com 

Swimming Lessons

Effective November 27th, Swimming Lessons have been cancelled for the Fall 2020 session.

Winter 2021 Swimming Lesson registrations have been postponed until further notice.

User Group

All user groups are required to have and follow a COVID-19 response plan for their activities and rentals. A copy of this plan must be submitted to Gallagher Centre Administration, and must outline a COVID Compliance Monitor.

  • The Facility Capacity is as per the discretion of the Saskatchewan Re-open Plan.
  • The Rental Organizer is responsible for communicating pandemic guidelines and facility guidelines to guests, maintaining contact tracing for all guests, and enforcing social distancing guidelines.
  • Masks and face coverings should be worn where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks must not be worn in the water.

Westland Arena

Westland Arena COVID-19 Protocols

Gallagher Centre Flexihall

The Gallagher Centre is committed to enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of common, high-touch surfaces throughout the facility, including areas within the Flexihall.

We appreciate your cooperation during this time.

User Groups

Flexihall user groups are required to have and follow a COVID-19 response plan for their activities. A copy of this plan must be submitted to Gallagher Centre Administration, and must outline a COVID Compliance Monitor.

As per the Reopen Saskatchewan Plan, organizers must keep a record of all program attendees. All players, spectators, staff, and volunteers must sign in on arrival with name and phone number and/or email to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary. 

  • A maximum of 30 people in total are allowed in the facility at this time. A maximum of 50 people are permitted for structured mini-league activities.
  • Skill development, instruction training and scrimmages are allowed, with 2 metres (6 feet) of physical distancing being observed whenever possible.
  • If coaches/trainers cannot maintain physical distancing, a mask should be worn.
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Minimize time in dressing rooms. Come as dressed as possible for your activity. 
  • Shared equipment must be cleaned and disinfected after contact between individuals, even when not visibly dirty. 
  • Water fountains are closed. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle to make use of our bottle filling stations. Do not share water bottles with other participants.

Walking Track and Drop in Sports

Effective November 27, 2020, all Drop in Sports are suspended until further notice. Walking Track use is still permitted at this time.  

All users must check in and out at Guest Services.

  • Exit the facility immediate after checking out.
  • A maximum of 30 people in total are allow in the facility. This includes all walkers and drop in sports participants. 
  • Maintain social distancing from those not within your household or extended household.
  • Shared equipment must be cleaned and disinfected after use, even when not visibly dirty. 
  • Water fountains are closed. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle to make use of our bottle filling stations. Do not share water bottles with other participants.
  • Follow directional arrows and traffic flow.
  • Dressing rooms are not available for walking track and drop in sports users. Come dressed for your activity. Washrooms are available and cleaned regularly.

Events and Bookings

All user groups are required to have and follow a COVID-19 response plan for their activities and rentals. A copy of this plan must be submitted to Gallagher Centre Administration, and must outline a COVID Compliance Monitor.

As per the Reopen Saskatchewan Plan, organizers must keep a record of all program attendees. All attendees, guests, players, spectators, staff, and volunteers must sign in on arrival with name and phone number and/or email to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.

  • The maximum number of patrons permitted in any one area is to be followed at all times. This information will be provided when arranging your booking. Seating will be limited as per the Reopen Saskatchewan Guidelines. Please do not rearrange set ups without the Event Team's knowledge.
  • Water fountains are closed. Please bring a plastic or metal water bottle to make use of our bottle filling stations. Do not share water bottles with other participants. 
  • No other outside food or beverages are allowed into the facility, except personal water bottles.

Kinsmen Arena

As per the Reopen Saskatchewan Plan, organizers must keep a record of all program attendees. All players, spectators, staff, and volunteers must sign in on arrival with name and phone number and/or email to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary.

The health and safety of guests and staff in all City of Yorkton facilities remains our top priority. The Kinsmen Arena is aligning with provincial guidelines as well as national sporting body protocols for facility operations. All user groups operating in the Kinsmen Arena must comply with the following protocol. Groups and participants found not following these protocols may be asked to leave the facility and risk future access to programs and services.

The City of Yorkton is committed to enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, including:

  • Aligning with Provincial guidelines, recommendations, and restrictions for facility operations.
  • Enhanced cleaning of common, high-touch surfaces such as entrances/exits, railings, counters, door handles, light switches, etc.
  • Enhanced cleaning of change/dressing rooms between users and activities.
  • Enhanced cleaning of public washrooms.
  • Promoting physical distancing.

Kinsmen Arena COVID-19 Protocols

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 

All user groups are required to have and follow a Covid-19 response plan for their activities and rentals. A copy of this plan must be submitted to Gloria Hayden Community Centre Administration Office to confirm your booking.

The Gloria Hayden Community Centre is committed to providing a clean and safe facility for all to use. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Aligning with Provincial guidelines, recommendations, and restrictions for facility operations.
  • Enhanced cleaning of common, high touch surfaces such as entrances/exits, stairway railing, counters, etc. 
  • Enhanced cleaning of change/dressing rooms between users and activities. 
  • Enhanced cleaning of public washrooms.
  • Promoting physical distancing.

General Protocols

  • All user groups are responsible for tracing, monitoring, and screening their attendees/ participants upon arrival at the facility. Screening questions can be found online through the Government of Saskatchewan.
  • Follow all posted signage and protocols.
  • The maximum number of patrons permitted in any one area is to be followed at all times. This information will be provided when arranging your booking.
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 10 minutes before your activity/rental.
  • To limit time spent in dressing/change rooms, those attending recreational programming are asked to come as dressed as possible for their activity. Locker room capacity will be limited to 2 people at a time. 
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring full water bottles. Water fountains are not available at this time.
  • Do not share personal or borrowed equipment with others. 
  • Leave the facility promptly after your activity/ rental. Do not congregate in common areas
  • All users will get a 15-minute reminder before the scheduled end time. Please complete your activity, gather equipment and vacate the space during the 15-minute window. 

Gymnasium Rentals

Effective November 27th, 2020, all birthday party and private rentals will be suspended until further notice. Non-profit, youth and community based organizations will still be permitted to have rentals; only if the groups have an updated COVID-19 Compliance Plan.

All private rentals are responsible for contact tracing.

  • Vacate the facility 10 minutes after your scheduled time. 
  • Spectators will not be permitted because we cannot maintain distancing guidelines. 

Drop In Programming

Effective on Friday, November 27th, 2020, all drop in sports programs at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre have been suspended until further notice. 

Walking Track

  • Pre-registration is required for all drop-in programming. Contact the Gloria Hayden Community Centre to book your spot: 
  • Registration opens 5 days (or 120 hours) before the scheduled walking sessions.
  • Walkers will be allowed a 1 hour slot/day.
  • Walkers must not show up more than 10 minutes before their scheduled time.
  • The walking track capacity is 6 people.
  • Walk-ins may be accepted if capacity allows.
  • Check-in at the office before using the track.
  • Do not move chairs in the warm up area.
  • Avoid touching surfaces such as hand and stair railings.
  • Maintain 2 metres of physical distancing from other walkers who are not part of your household or extended household.
  • Follow the safe passing guidelines for the walking track.
  • Leave the facility promptly after your walk. Do not congregate in common areas.

Courts

Effective November 27th, 2020, all court bookings have been suspended until further notice.

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