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July 2, 2021 News, Public Service, Recreation

After receiving updates from the Provincial Health Office and the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), we have updated the UNA Restart Plan that we shared last week. Beginning July 5, 2021, the following changes will be implemented:

Wesbrook Community Centre and Old Barn Community Centre

  • Front desk services, common spaces, washrooms (including lockers and change rooms at the Wesbrook Community Centre) will be reopened.
  • Lending of equipment and toys will resume.
  • Room bookings and birthday party bookings will remain suspended and will resume soon. Stay tuned for updates.

Wesbrook Fitness Centre and Old Barn Fitness Centre

  • Drop-in system to restart (pre-booking workout slots will no longer be necessary and pre-COVID capacities will be in effect)
  • Reminder: Please sanitize all fitness centre equipment immediately after use.

UNA Main Office

  • To re-open for general service to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.

Recreation Programs

  • Normal class sizes will resume
  • Physical distancing will no longer be required
  • Verbal health screening will no longer be required
  • Buffer times between classes will no longer be required
  • Sharing of equipment will resume
  • Normal cleaning standards will be implemented

General Safety

  • Wearing a mask while visiting/working at any UNA facility will be optional, however, it will be recommended in public indoor settings for all people ages 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask after they’re fully vaccinated and that’s okay.
  • If you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and visit our facilities when you are feeling better.

As part of our Step 3 safety measures and to conform with Provincial Health Orders and WorkSafe BC guidelines, we will be replacing our COVID-19 Safety Plan with a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan. This plan will be shared on our website on July 5.

The above changes will be in place until the Province implements Step 4, at which point, we anticipate a full return to normal operations and service levels.

We are excited to welcome the community back into our facilities and we hope to see you soon!


Facility services beginning July 5: 

  • Wesbrook Community Centre
    • Community Centre hours of operation will remain unchanged:
      • Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Common spaces will reopen
    • Fitness Centre will return to drop-in system
      • Weekdays: 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Weekends: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Room rentals will resume soon. Stay tuned for updates.
    • Washroom, change rooms/lockers will reopen
  • Old Barn Community Centre
    • Community Centre hours of operation to align with summer camp operations:
      • Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Weekends: Closed
    • Common spaces will reopen
    • Fitness Centre will reopen and return to drop-in system
      • Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Weekends: Closed
    • Room rentals will resume soon. Stay tuned for updates.
    • Washroom access will remain available
  • UNA Main Office
    • The UNA Main Office will re-open for general service to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m.
  • Board & Committees 
    • Board Meetings to restart at Wesbrook Community Centre starting in September.
    • Committee Meetings to restart at Wesbrook Community Centre starting in September.

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