City fitness centres and fitness classes suspended
22 December 2021
Proof of vaccination and ID required when entering facilities
In accordance with the latest Public Health Orders, the City of Richmond is suspending use of its fitness centres and all fitness classes effective midnight Wednesday (December 22).
The move applies to all City and Community Association operated fitness programs and services and will remain in place until January 18, 2022 pending further updates from the Provincial Health Officer. The orders also mean the cancellation of any organized social gatherings or parties in City facilities.A large number of programs and activities will remain open during the holiday season including:
- Programs for children and youth, including day camps
- Recreational classes, including arts, crafts, music, photography, culture or travel education or classes
- Sports, including adult sport and drop-ins. Tournaments, however, are not permitted under the Orders
- Pools, public swimming and Aquafit
- Public skating
Membership pass holders can ask for their pass to be placed on hold during the suspension period, although they can still be used for access to swimming pools and sports permitted under the health orders. To place a pass on hold, please call 604-276-4300, contact or visit one of our facilities, or complete the form on the Memberships page.
Anyone participating in a City or Community Association program must now also show their proof of vaccination QR code for scanning along with a government-issued photo ID each time they enter. Frequent visitor markers and visual verification of vaccination are no longer permissible. Proof of vaccination is now required for swimming pools.
These measures are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect community health and safety. Updates will be posted on the City website and social media channels as required.
The Public Health Orders can be found at Government of BC - Provincial and regional restrictions.