Health & Safety

In preparation for the restart of operations, health and safety measures have been developed to protect participants, staff and volunteers and to ensure that physical distancing is observed during all programs and camps.

Before you arrive:
To protect the safety of others, you must not participate in programs if:

  • You have any of the following symptoms; fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, headache, new loss of taste, loss of smell or sore throat
  • In the last 14 days, you have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID- 19 diagnosis or probable case of COVID-19
  • You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days

If any of the above applies to you, please call 604-925-7270 to cancel before the start of the class and to receive a refund.

During your class:
To protect the safety of others, please follow these steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick (even if you have a mild cold or any allergy symptoms)
  • Wash or sanitize hands directly before and after your class
  • Arrive right on time or no more than 10 minutes prior, to the start of your class to minimize waiting in common areas
  • Stay a minimum of 2m (6ft) from others (except for household members)
  • Avoid touching your face
  • If you need to sneeze, cover your mouth using the bend of your elbow or a tissue
  • Listen carefully to staff instructions and follow them closely
  • Avoid lingering after your class, and leave the facilities as soon as your class is over

West Vancouver Recreation Health & Safety Measures
To limit the transmission of COVID-19, West Vancouver Recreation has adopted and implemented the following health and safety measures:

  • A COVID-19 Safety plan has been developed in accordance with WorkSafe BC requirements and orders issued by the office of the provincial health officer
  • All programs and camps are designed in accordance with provincial and local health authority guidelines
  • All programs require registration (no drop-ins) to manage group size and to enable the collection of class participant information
  • Program participants will be asked health screening questions prior to the start of every program as required by local health authorities
  • Programs and camps are planned in large spaces or with reduced capacities to allow physical distancing
  • All staff and supervisors are trained in COVID-19 safety strategies
  • Touch points have been identified and are limited to a minimum, and facility cleaning protocols have been implemented
  • Shared equipment will be minimized and cleaning protocols have been implemented where shared equipment will be used
  • In person transactions are limited to a minimum, and customer service staff are available by phone to answer questions and assist with online registration
  • Handwashing or sanitization stations are available for every program and camp
  • Clear COVID-19 signage, reminders and visual prompts implemented on site
  • Program staff and supervisors are committed to supporting all program and camp participants with following health and safety guidelines
  • First aid will be administered following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols

A note to participants:

  • The District requests that all staff and visitors wear masks in all common areas (i.e. hallways, atrium, restrooms). If you are able to wear a mask while participating in your program, that would be appreciated. In all cases, a minimum of 2 metres physical distancing is required.
  • Please take personal responsibility to ensure your own safety and that of your fellow participants
  • Please be mindful and respectful of others by maintaining a safe physical distance before, during and after your program
  • Please bring your own water bottle and fill the bottle at home prior to attending the class

Before you participate:

Assumption of Risk and Consent Forms are required for participation in all programs and summer camps.

Assumption of Risk - Adult Form

Assumption of Risk and Consent - Child Form