Mask and safety procedures a must when visiting recreation facilities

News Release

ATTENTION: information contained in this news release has been updated here.

Following the recent order and direction of the Provincial Public Health Officer, masks are now required to be worn in all public indoor settings. Residents are advised that the City of Penticton now requires patrons visiting recreation facilities to wear non-medical face masks. Children under two years of age are exempt. 

The impacts of the mask requirement in recreation facilities are as follows:

Community Centre

  • Patrons visiting the fitness facility will be required to wear a mask at all times during their workout. 
  • Patrons visiting the aquatic facility will be required to wear a mask in the building when travelling to and from their assigned pool, and may remove their mask when in the water. 
  • Patrons attending a program or sport activity at the Community Centre will be required to wear a mask at all times when travelling to and from their assigned court or individual program station.

McLaren Arena 

  • Patrons attending public skating activities are required to wear a mask at all times when not on the ice surface.

Museum & Archives

  • Patrons visiting the Museum & Archives will be required to wear a mask at all times.

City of Penticton staff reserve the right to refuse entry or service if a patron does not wear a mask.

“The Recreation Department has evaluated all programs and services offered to ensure that all Public Health Orders are adhered to and we will continue to adapt as further guidance on group recreational activities is received”, said Penticton’s Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture, Kelsey Johnson.  “We will continue to strictly follow all COVID-19 safety plans; the safety of our patrons and staff is of upmost priority.” 
 

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Contacts:

Kelsey Johnson
Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture
City of Penticton
250-490-2441

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton
250-490-2583