January 12, 2022 COVID-19, News, Recreation, Safety

For the health and safety of staff, contractors and visitors, and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in compliance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer, the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) requires the wearing of masks in all UNA indoor facilities.

The Order of the Provincial Health Officer requires people ages 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

The UNA is requiring everyone who is in a program with children ages 5 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings as well.

Masks are not recommended for children under the age of 2 but should be encouraged for children ages 2-4 in public settings.

Masks may be removed temporarily in indoor public places for the following reasons:

  • While participating in a sport or fitness activity in a sport facility
  • While consuming food or beverage
  • While identifying the individual wearing the mask
  • While staff are working in staff-only areas, except for when they are working in close proximity to others.

Masks are exempt for the following:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 5. (Masks are not required but recommended for children ages 2-4.)
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person’s┬áhearing impairment

For more information, please visit our Policies page or view the updated UNA Mask Policy.