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Based on the Province’s phased plan and current health restrictions we are reopening select facilities for private, one-on-one sport training with a certified or paid instructor or for minor (under 18 years) group training activities. Not available at this time: public skating, shinny, swimming, swim lessons, lane swimming and fitness rooms.

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COVID-19 Health and Safety - Arts Centres

Stay home and away from others

  • If you’re showing symptoms or feeling unwell
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive or are waiting for test results for COVID-19

Masks and face coverings

In our Arts Centres, you must wear a mask at all times.

You do not have to wear a mask if you meet any of the exemption criteria. Learn more about the Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw.

How we're keeping you safe

  • Making sure our facilities align with provincial guidelines
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas (e.g. doors, counters, railings)
  • Providing access to hand sanitizer and hand wash stations
  • Having staff maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings when possible
  • Limiting class capacity and providing an online registration system to manage the number of people in the facility at a time

How you can keep safe

  • Bring your own water bottle as there will be no access to a water fountain
  • Bring and clean your own arts supplies and tools.
    • First time participants: supplies and tools may be available for purchase, please check your registration/appointment confirmation for details.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Avoid sharing supplies and equipment unless you are in the same household or cohort (this includes sharing tools, towels, art supplies and plastic). Do not share water bottles.
  • Maintain physical distancing and wear masks when possible.
  • Avoid moving around your arts studio and stay close to your assigned table/space
  • Remain in your studio during the entire program unless using the washroom
  • Avoid touching artworks that belong to others or supplies and artist materials that have not been assigned to you.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before, during and after your activity
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes in a tissue or your elbow
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitizer
  • Don’t gather or loiter in the lobby, parking areas or public areas before, during or after your activity
  • At the end of the appointment timeslot, you must leave the building regardless of your entry time

Arts Centre specific measures

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age to use Arts Centres studios
  • Studio capacity is determined specific to each facility based on space and equipment available. Equipment availability may be limited due to physical distancing requirements.
  • Studios not in use are restricted and off limits to the public
  • Some amenities/equipment have been re-located to other areas to allow for necessary physical distancing; look for signage when you arrive.
  • Technique demonstrations by instructors will be held in small groups to ensure social distancing
  • Users are required to clean their workspace before and after use
  • Only one person can clean up at the sink area at a time
  • Individual hand tools have been removed from the ceramics studio.
  • Participants are required to thoroughly wash and clean the tools and equipment they use during their appointment. Arts Centres’ staff will further sanitize tools and equipment between uses.
  • Gloves will be worn during glaze appointments
  • If you are being picked up please have your ride wait in the parking lot, no waiting in the hallways