Campbell River’s Strathcona Gardens is developing plans to reopen while keeping the health of staff and the public in mind.
Staff are continuing to monitor the information and guidelines provided by the province’s health officer and other authorities.
“We recognize that Strathcona Gardens services and programs are important and, in some cases, critical to the health and wellness of our community,” says Mayor Andy Adams. “Staff are currently working on plans to gradually restart some services as soon as possible. The commission has provided direction in principle to support the opening of one ice surface, the Rod Brind’Amour arena, when all parameters to support the operation have been put in place.”
He says aquatic amenities will be considered later this summer for a possible fall opening.
“Although the timeline for a gradual opening has not been finalized, we are committed to keeping the community informed with the unique opportunities that Strathcona Gardens will provide during this unprecedented time,” Adams adds.
Participation will look a little different when the recreation complex reopens with walk-ins no longer allowed.
The number of people in facilities will be controlled and monitored through a registration or booking system to maintain physical distancing and cleaning protocols.
Safety plans will be posted for the public with the reopening of services and programs.
Under new guidelines, any group utilizing or booking the facility will be required to have a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan that clearly demonstrates how activities will align with the directives of the Provincial Health Officer, local authorities and other regulators like WorkSafeBC.
Due to regulations limiting group sizes, drop-in attendance and enhanced safety protocols, staff at Strathcona Gardens have suspended membership passes at this time.
Users can choose to apply a credit to their accounts, which may be used toward the purchase of program registrations, and/or facility bookings once programs and services resume operation.
If you’d prefer a refund, send an email to [email protected].