Cambridge is currently in: Step 3

The Region of Waterloo has moved into Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen effective Friday. Cambridge staff will safely reopen selected city programs and services using a two-phased approach as the city enters Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan, with many of our indoor facilities opening to a modified schedule starting Monday July 26th

Please remember to 'Check before you Rec' and visit the city’s COVID-19 Recreation Safety for the latest information. The City of Cambridge continues to work together with Public Health to review the provincial regulations and update changes accordingly for municipal services, operations and programs.

In response to provincial restrictions under Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework and recommendations from the Region of Waterloo, some City programs and services have been adjusted to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

In order to help keep our community safe, the City of Cambridge is continuing to use a pre-screening tool that all individuals entering our facility will be required to complete.  This screening must be submitted on the day of entry into a recreation facility. 

You can find the screening questionnaire at cambridge.ca/screening.  A link will be sent to you each day that you have signed up for a program.  A QR code is also available at the centre.  One of our Greeters will be available at each building to ensure that all individuals (including  parent/guardian) have completed the screening. 

As of Wednesday, July 21st at noon, our online booking system will be open and available for classes starting Monday July 26th for pre-registration.  All programs will have a maximum capacity based on physical distancing requirements. Customers are encouraged to book their spot in advance.

For those that are unable to register online, in person registration can occur at any of our outdoor city pools (Ed Newland Pool, George Hancock Pool or Kinsman Soper Park Pool) or at City Hall. 

Please note that the following alterations will be in effect for City programs and services within Recreation and Culture:

  • Mandatory active screening, contact information and attendance for all guests.
  • Indoor capacity of 50% participants per room/space (must comply with physical distancing requirements).
  • Drop-in recreation programs (pre-registration is required).
  • There will be no access to the Centres until the scheduled start time
  • There will be no saving spots; must be in person to register up to 15 minutes prior to start of class
  • 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.
  • Recreation swims will be modified to meet public health and provincial safety regulations.
  • Please visit our website  for more information regarding pre-registering and pre-screening for swims and what to expect at our pools this summer.
  • All weight room and in-person classes (land and water)  - individuals must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person.
  • Participants are not to register for consecutive classes.
  • Participants are asked to arrive as close to their designated time as possible:  entry into the facility is allowed 10 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled program time.
  • 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.
  • Additional safety measures include:

    • 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.

 

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.