Indoor rec facilities closed through summer

Indoor recreation facilities in Fort St. John will remain closed to the public until September, though some outdoor programming is expected to resume in July.

City council will get an update Monday on restoring rec and leisure services through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to presentation materials, the plan will follow the province's reopening plan, and will take into account worker and public safety, including physical distancing, protective barriers, increased cleaning, and restricted capacities.

“The safe re-introduction of Rec and Leisure Services is dependant on the Health and Safety of workers and community members,” notes the presentation, from recreation manager Vanessa Cumming.

“This means general operation as it was once known may not be immediately attainable.”

Starting July 6, the city plans to resume field bookings and launch a mobile visitor centre, and resume small group special events and outdoor programming. That includes the spray park, opened to users at their own risk.

Starting Sept. 8, the city plans to open all indoor facilities with restrictions and select bookings. Visitor services, the walking track, and skating and swimming programs are proposed to return with modifications.

View the presentation below:

Fort St. John - Rec and Leisure Recovery Council Presentation by AlaskaHighwayNews on Scribd

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