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The City is gradually restarting recreation services under Ontario’s orange-restrict status

November 13, 2020
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After reviewing the Ontario government’s new orange-restrict regulations and ensuring all safety protocols are in place, the City is gradually restarting its recreation activities and services at its hub locations. The Province of Ontario moved Ottawa from modified stage two restrictions to the new orange-restrict status on Saturday, November 7.

The start dates for the services are as follows:

  • Weight and cardio rooms will reopen on Saturday, November 14
  • Kindergym drop-ins will resume on Monday, November 16
  • Aquafitness will resume on Monday, November 23
  • Nepean Seniors Centre and Churchill Seniors Centre will reopen on Monday, November 23
  • Arena rentals can now resume for modified game play and scrimmages that avoid physical contact

The orange-restrict regulations also require:

  • Physical distancing be increased to three metres in weight and cardio rooms and fitness classes
  • A limit of 10 people per room indoors and 25 people outdoors for fitness activities
  • Contact information for all patrons and participants
  • A mask must be worn in the facility, except when engaged in athletic or physical activity

Access to most drop-in activities requires reservations in advance. Visit for more information on activity offerings, locations, room rentals, reservations and all COVID-related protocols and restrictions.

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