What is the City doing?
As part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Parks & Recreation Department has begun taking the following actions:
- Posters promoting handwashing and prevention of the spread of the virus in City buildings are being posted in strategic locations within city buildings including washrooms, change rooms, meeting rooms, lunchrooms/eating areas, public and staff notice boards and other high traffic locations
- Hand sanitizer stations have been/will be available at or near main entrances/exits to each city building including elevator areas and in meeting rooms
- Implementation of increased disinfection of high touch surfaces (e.g. door knobs, door handles, hand rails, city vehicle seats, steering wheels, controls and handles, etc.) in City buildings
- Routine cleaning of program supplies and equipment has been increased to daily cleanings
What are our Recreation program staff are doing?
Our program instructors will also be implementing the following steps to increase personal hygiene measures:
- Mandatory hand washing every two-hours while in program
- No sharing of clothing, food, or personal belongings (long-standing rule for all programs)
- In the event a participant is sick or ill, family members will be encouraged to keep their child at home; and/or pick up their child at the earliest convenience.
- To address withdrawal from a program please contact the facility of program registration directly.
What you can do
General personal hygiene as recommended by the BCCDC and PHAC, as precautionary measures and to help reduce the risk of infection/spreading infection to others. Individuals should continue to follow personal hygiene etiquette as they normally would for any other cold and flu. This includes:
- Wash your hands properly (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) and often, or use hand sanitizer
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (into your elbow or sleeve or with tissue)
- If tissue is used, dispose of it properly and immediately
- Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing or blowing your nose
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Monitor your health and stay home when you are sick
- Avoid others who are unwell
- Maintain a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from those who are known to be infected with COVID-19