November 6, 2020, the provincial government has launched a new colour-coded system to determine COVID-19 measures and restrictions in Ontario. The City of Cambridge is currently in the red (control)tier. 

See a detailed list of restrictions for the red level on the province’s website.

New and additional impacts to City recreation facilities in the red level include:

  • Mandatory screening for all visitors PRIOR TO ENTERING A FACILITY (visit www.cambridge.ca/screening)
  • Limit of 10 / space ( 3m spacing for fitness classes)
  • Continued contact tracing
  • Time limit for all visitors of 90 min (except organized sports)
  • For all team sport, scrimmages and games are not longer permitted. Sport activity is practice only.
  • Teams must adjust their programming to training and skill development only, while meeting the required maximum capacity numbers
  • No contact permitted for team or individual sports
  • No spectators are permitted to be in the facility. However, a person under the age of 18 years who is engaged in activities in the facility may be accompanied by one parent or guardian for the purposes of safe arrival and dismissal.
  • No live performances. Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event is permitted
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier.

This will result in lower capacities for drop-in programs (such as aquafit, woodworking, and fitness classes), as well as stricter distancing requirements when attending classes. At this time, swimming lessons will continue at their current capacities.  

As we've been open for several months, the requirements below are still relevant and enforced.  This includes the requirement for all users to reserve their time slot in advance to allow us to ensure physical distancing is maintained and provide time for additional cleaning.   Check before your Rec!

Arrival, Check-In, and Exiting:

  • Mandatory screening for all visitors PRIOR TO ENTERING A FACILITY (visit www.cambridge.ca/screening)
  • There will be no access to the Centres until the scheduled start time.  
  • Those arriving early must maintain physical distancing while lining up
  • 5 minutes before the scheduled start time, staff will check in those who are already waiting outside the entrance and ensure patrons have performed the self screening.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering the facility.
  • Observe signage provided, follow designated paths of entry and exit.
  • Face coverings are required at all times with the exception of high impact fitness classes and sports participants during play (e.g. on ice, on a court). Face coverings are required on all walking tracks.
  • Enter the facility “dressed to participate” in your program. Please check with your specific organization for details. The current state of virus transmission places dressing room areas as potential high risk, and continued patience with this is appreciated.
  • Once participants have been screened and admitted, re-entry is not permitted.
  • Only one guardian per minor aged participant is permitted, for capacity requirements. if a guardian arrives with an additional sibling, the sibling is allowed to enter with the guardian; once the participant is ready for their activity, the guardian and sibling are required to leave 

This is how we are keeping you and our staff safe! 

 Cleaning Touchpoints Regularly 
 After each program, our instructors or cleaning staff will be cleaning doorhandles, stairwell railings, 
 Deep Cleaning at Night
 Each one of our facilities have dedicated cleaning staff ready to sanitize the entire building, allowing us to be ready for the next morning of people arriving at our building
 Active Screening
When you register for your program you will be asked Covid 19 related questions however we will be asking you to review these questions again, as you arrive at our facility.  If you can answer all of the questions successfully, our front door greeter will direct you to your class.  
 Contact Tracing
 In the case that a patron falls ill during their stay at the facility, or later we require all patrons that enter our building to be registered.  This will allow Public Health to better contact everyone that may have been in contact with that person.
 Practice Physical Distancing
We've tried hard to remove extra seating, provide markers where patrons can stand and we have moved equipment so that staff and patrons can continually maintain the three metre distance expected by our Public Health
 All Staff and Patrons are asked to wear a mask
 Waterloo Region currently has a mask bylaw asking public to wear a mask in public space.
 Hand Sanitizer and Frequent Hand Washing
We have strategically placed hand sanitizer in areas with frequent pedestrian traffic.  We also encourage washing your hands in any of our washrooms.