Staff continue to monitor the information and guidelines provided by the Province, Island Health and other authorities to develop plans to reopen Strathcona Gardens facilities and services in a manner that ensures the health and safety of the public and staff.
Information Regarding the BC Vaccine Requirement
Throughout the pandemic, the Strathcona Regional District has followed guidelines and orders as directed by the Provincial Health Office, and guidance with program or sport specific standards set by the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), viaSport, and other sport governing bodies. Going forward, the Strathcona Regional District will continue to follow a similarly informed approach.
With respect to the Province’s announcement of August 23, 2021, regarding the BC proof of vaccine requirement and expectations to show proof of ID for discretionary activities; the Regional District will work with Island Health the BCRPA, and other governing authorities to develop protocols and guidelines. As more information becomes available, the Regional District will communicate updates to procedures and protocols for admittance to the facility.
For details on the Provincial proof of vaccination requirement, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof#required.
The updated Provincial Gathering and Events Order, containing the new Proof of Vaccination section, provides information on applicable requirements for programs, events and services at Strathcona Gardens. (updated September 10, 2021)
The most important thing BC residents aged 12 and older can do to help our communities and our lives to get back to normal is get vaccinated. Anyone 12 and over who hasn’t yet had a first dose can now walk in to any of the Island Health mass immunization clinics.
Learn more about how vaccines and how to get vaccinated on the province’s website.
Mandatory Mask Mandate
As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season. This applies to the common areas of sport and fitness centres when not engaged in physical activity. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0053-001665
PHASE 3 BC Restart – July 1, 2021
In Step 3 of the BC Restart plan, organizations are no longer required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan and can instead transition to communicable disease prevention. Some other key takeaways from a recreation facility perspective are the following:
- Physical distancing markers no longer required
- Masking – now recommended for those 12 and over and those not double vaccinated
- No requirement for enhanced cleaning protocols
- Use of showers, change rooms, lobby space, and other facility amenities can be reopened
In short, all returns to pre-pandemic normal for recreation except seated organized gatherings is 50 per cent of capacity both indoors and outdoors.
Memberships will continue to be frozen while operating under pre-registration and users can choose to apply a credit to their accounts. The credit may be used toward the purchase of program registrations, and/or facility bookings once programs and services resume operation. If you would prefer to have a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Archive Media Releases on Reopening and Changes to COVID-19 Protocols
June 18, 2020 Strathcona Gardens Gradual Reopening for Fitness Opportunities and Pickleball Courts
September 18, 2020 Strathcona Gardens Limited Opening of the Main Pool Starts September 21st
November 23, 2020 Visitors Now Required to Wear Masks within SRD Facilities
November 24, 2020 Following Provincial Health Order, Indoor Group Physical Activities Temporarily Suspended at Strathcona Gardens, Sportsplex and Campbell River Community Centre
Archive Protocols for Programs and Services
SRD COVID-19 Safety Plan
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Entry Sign
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Rod Brind’amour Arena
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Arena #2 – Spring 2021
Aquatic Map COVID-19 Safety Plan
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Aquatics
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Pickleball April 20, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Weight Room
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Pickleball
COVID-19 Restart Floor Plan – Dry floor Arena #2
Rod Brind’Amour Floor Plan Updated September 28, 2020
COVID-19 Safety Protocols Arena #2
Arena #2 map – Dec 7, 2020