July 01st Provincial Health Order Update

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On July 1, the province moves into Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. In this phase, the City of Trail will see various operational changes, impacting employees and the public.  Following are the current updates to the Trail Parks & Recreation services on some of the changes you can anticipate over the summer months.

  • MASKS
    • The Public Health Office recommends that those over the age of 12 who have not been fully vaccinated (2 doses) should continue to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.  Signage to this effect will be placed at all City facilities.

 

  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING
    • Physical distancing is no longer being managed in public spaces

 

  • OCCUPANCY & PHYSICAL DISTANCING
    • Physical distancing no longer needs to be managed in facilities.  As a result, we will be increasing occupancy levels across our services to what staffing levels can accommodate.  More people will be able to come in each time slot and each pool will no longer have an occupancy limit.

 

  • SERVICE CHANGES
    • Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre (TALC)
      • Patrons will continue to book themselves into a time slot to access service.
      • “Family Swim” will now be changed to “Public Swim”.
      • Children 7 years of age and older are now able to come back to the pool on their own.
      • A lap lane will be reintroduced to all “Public Swim” times.
      • Lap swim times will remain as currently scheduled for the summer.  Lap lanes will be managed as the lifeguards feel appropriate during each swim time (ie. both at public swim and lane swim).
      • The fitness centre and pool services will remain separate activities until after the facilities annual maintenance shutdown (mid August to mid September)
      • Individual fitness Centre spray bottles will still be issued to participants for the time being.
      • The TALC lobby washroom is available for general public.

 

    • Trail Memorial Centre
      • Facility will remain opened to booked activities only for the month of July.
      • Once ice season begins (early August) the facility will be accessed as per past practices.
      • Services like racquetball/squash will recommence once ice season begins when the facility can be more fully opened.

 

    • Parks
      • All parks services are open.
  • FACILITY BOOKING INQUIRIES
    • Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department for details.

 

We will continue to monitor and adjust our operations as needed over the coming months.  On behalf of all Parks & Recreation staff, we are grateful for your support and diligence in helping us to manage safe access to parks and recreation services during this pandemic over last 18 months!

Thank you for your continued cooperation.