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Richmond fitness centres reopen

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:22 PST, Thu January 20, 2022

Last Updated: 11:43 PST, Thu January 20, 2022

In accordance with the latest B.C. public health orders, the city is reopening its fitness centres starting today.

Customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the fitness facilities on a drop-in basis from that date. Social distancing measures will be in place, which will limit the number of people permitted in the fitness areas at any given time.

Group fitness classes will return at facilities throughout the city beginning today with full restoration by Monday (Jan. 24). Pre-registration will be required for these classes and, again, social distancing and reduced capacity limits will be in place.

Proof of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID must still be shown and scanned for participation in most programs, including fitness, sports, swimming and adult recreational classes. The city also reminds everyone not to enter a facility if they are feeling sick, and that masks must be worn in all public areas and are encouraged while exercising. These measures remain in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect community health and safety.

In addition to fitness, a large number of programs and activities are available including:

• recreational classes for all ages including dance, arts, crafts, music, photography, culture or travel education and classes

• sports, including adult sport and drop-ins

• pools, public swimming and Aquafit

• public skating

Membership pass holders can use their pass for drop-in and pre-registered classes. Details of the various facility times, classes and other information are on the city website and will be shared via social media. For information on the provincial public health orders, go to https://gov.bc.ca/covid19restrictions

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