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COVID-19 update on changes to programs and services

For immediate release: November 27, 2020 - 4:02pm
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The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us.  

Leisure Facilities Update 

The City of Saskatoon has responded to the recent public health measures and updated guidelines put in place by the Chief Medical Health Officer effective November 27. To keep staff and the public safe, the following restrictions and changes will be implemented at the Leisure Centres and Indoor Rinks   

  • Non-medical face masks are mandatory when accessing indoor public facilities and services. This includes while participating in physical activity, with the exception of aquatic activities. 

  • Additional physical distancing is required when participating in physical activity.  Always stay 2 metres apart from those not in your group and 3 metres apart when participating in physical activity such as swimming, skating, or using the fitness and weight room.  

  • The fitness and weight rooms currently open at Shaw Centre, Saskatoon Field House and Lakewood Civic Centre will have a room monitor or fitness consultant in attendance to provide education on proper cleaning procedures and assist with equipment sanitization. 

  • Aqua Motion group fitness classes are limited to 8 people and walk-in spots are suspendedParticipants are required to pre-book by visiting saskatoon.ca/leisureonline and selecting the ‘Book a Visit’ option, or by calling 306-975-2855. 

  • Aquatic facilities are limited to a maximum of 100 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.  

  • Terry Fox Track, located in Saskatoon Sports Centre (formerly SaskTel Sports Centre) at 150 Nelson Road, will be closed from November 27 until further noticeTerry Fox Track availability is subject to the operations of the Saskatoon Sports Centre. The most recent Public Health Orders deemed it necessary for the Saskatoon Sports Centre to close to the public to manage the new restrictions and create a plan for re-opening. 

  • The City is working with all leisure facility rental and user groups (sports, fitness and dance groups and teams) to ensure the updated guidelines are in placeRental spaces continue to be available within the guidelines of the re-open Saskatchewan PlanFood and beverages may not be served in the rental spaces.   

  • Additional informational signage will be placed throughout the facilities in order to communicate the expectation of mask use and taking additional safety precautions. 

Know before you go! For more information on the City indoor leisure facilities, including safety guidelines to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 while visiting, check out saskatoon.ca/leisurecentres and saskatoon.ca/indoorrinks