Covid Update: Vaccine Proof & Mask Required

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Effective Sept 13th 2021 you may require proof of vaccination to access select West Shore Parks & Recreation services and facilities. Click HERE to get your BC Vaccine Card.

The below information summarizes how the new Provincial Health Order may affect pass holders, program registrants and indoor facility user groups.

Proof of vaccine is required for:

  • Weight Room access for patrons 12 yrs+
  • Indoor adult (22 + yrs) group fitness classes of all intensities
  • Indoor adult (22+ yrs) drop-in sports (pickleball, shinny hockey)
  • Indoor adult (22+ yrs.) sport rentals (hockey, jazzercise etc.)
  • Adult Pool Swim Club rentals (22+ yrs.) 
  • Spectators of indoor sports over 50 person capacity
  • All indoor special events over 50 person capacity

Proof of vaccination is not required for…

  • Pool usage including aquafit, lessons and adult rentals
  • Youth indoor sport (21yrs. and under)
  • Outdoor sports or gatherings
  • Parents of youth programs to drop off, support, participate or watch
  • General facility access/use such as washrooms, changerooms and showers
  • Golf or access into the pro shop
  • Adult recreation programs under 50 person capacity (pottery, art, dance)
  • Childcare and afterschool care programs
  • Skating Programs and lessons

Pass Holders – Beginning  Monday September 13th,  we will be asking all patrons 22 yrs and older to provide us with their vaccination in accordance with the latest Provincial Health Order. As we make this transition, we want to make it as smooth as possible for you and our staff. Prior to opening on the 13th staff will be freezing all memberships, and as patrons enter the facility and show reception proof of vaccination we will then reactivate your membership and you will be free to scan in to the facility as normal without checking in at reception on your follow up visits. 

Please give you self a few extra minutes as well as be prepared with your card and ID. 

Fitness Class Registrants – Beginning Monday Sept 13th all patrons 22 yrs and older participating in fitness classes will be required to show proof of their vaccination. Prior to your first fitness registered fitness  program please check in with JDF reception to activate your frozen pass (as per above direction for pass holders). If you are a program registrant without a pass you will need to show proof of vaccination to reception prior to entering the fitness studio. If your fitness class is in the Seniors Centre your proof of vaccination will be checked by the instructor. Please note that as of Sept 13th the main entrance for all fitness classes in the studio at JDF will be through the front entrance and not the previously used side entrance.

User Groups

Beginning Monday Sept 13th all indoor adult (22+ yrs.) sport user groups will be required to have proof of vaccination.

The following guidelines will be the responsibility of all adult indoor sport user groups:

  • Adult user groups will be required to check for proof of vaccination for all participants on their team and the team they are playing including as well as refs and volunteers.
  • A confirmation email from the main contact listed on your teams rental agreement committing to the above “requirement to check proof of vaccinations” process to your WSPR bookings contact prior to your first facility usage the week of Sept 13th.
  • If there are more than 50 spectators at a sporting event they will be required to show proof of vaccine.
  • At this time WSPR will not be asking for proof of user group vaccine records only acknowledgments of the before mentioned responsibility to check
  • Youth sports participants 19 yrs. and under and the adults who support the activity are exempt, however spectator groups for greater than 50 for the game must provide proof of vaccination.
  • Non sport user groups are exempt from showing proof of vaccination as long as the gathering remains under 50 people.

Additional info on proof of vaccination

Please be advised staff will require to see your BC Vaccine Card and a piece of valid government photo ID, for example:

  • B.C. driver's license or BC Services Card
  • Passport
  • Photo ID issued by another province or territory

Vaccine card transition period to September 26

To give everyone time to get their BC Vaccine Card, up to and including September 26, you can show other forms of proof of vaccination: