COVID-19 Safety Measures

New COVID-19 Mask Policy in Effect, Expanded Hours & Updated Facilities Entrance Process

New COVID-19 Mask Policy in Effect at Dakota CC Starting September 8, 2020

In order to enhance safety and limit the risk of spreading COVID-19, Dakota Community Centre is adopting a mandatory mask use policy effective September 8, 2020. We strongly encourage everyone entering our facilities to self-screen at home (and stay home if you feel unwell) and keep up-to-date on any documentation found in our facilities or on our website

What does this mean?

Masks must be worn inside the facilities at all times except when engaged in physical activity (i.e. working out, playing hockey, participating in a fitness/yoga class.) Masks must be worn in all dressing rooms/washrooms, when changing and while going to and from activity areas.

Does everyone have to wear a mask?

Everyone will be required to wear a mask with the exception of children under the age of five, however we strongly recommend that they also wear a mask.

What if I don’t want to wear a mask?

We want to ensure that we can continue to offer quality event programming at the facilities and are obligated to promote the highest standards that we can to ensure this. If you have a medical reason for not being able to wear a mask, we strongly encourage you to reach out to a staff member to come to a solution. If there isn’t an applicable reason for not wanting to wear a mask, staff may ask you to leave the premises to lessen the risk of spread of COVID-19 within our facilities to other members.

What kind of mask is acceptable?

Appropriate face coverings include disposable masks, gators, scarves, and other materials that completely and securely cover an individual’s mouth and nose.

What if I don’t have a mask?

A disposable mask will be made available for you up until September 15, 2020. After this date, masks will be available for purchase for $1, however we strongly recommend that you arrive with your own mask.

Are there going to be more changes?

We are consistently monitoring the status of this pandemic and working with Provincial & Civic officials whenever necessary to ensure that we have proper and safe accommodation in place for everyone who comes through our doors. Should anything change, our media platforms and our signage will be updated to reflect those changes.

It’s been said before but we are all in this together. By slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19, we can ensure that the community has a safe place to gather and participate in various activities.


Expanded Hours & Updated Facilities Entrance Process

Great news for our weight room and track members – we will be expanding the hours of operation effective September 8, 2020 to the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 10. p.m.

In order to best facilitate our COVID-19 screening process, certain entrances may be restricted for use during specific times of the day.

The Sportsplex Entrance will be available only during the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

During all other times, the doors will be locked and visitors will be requested to use the Field House entrance to access the facilities. Doors may be locked during times listed above on special occasion. If this ends up being the case, signage will direct you to use the Field House entrance.

Over the next few weeks, we will be communicating via our website, e-mail blast, and social media on any changes to these processes. We encourage everyone to subscribe to at least one of these mediums to stay aware of any latest developments. Signage around the facility will be updated to assist you while on-site. Our current safety procedures will remain in place for the foreseeable future (screening, enhanced cleaning, hand sanitization) to best accommodate your visit.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and commitment to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Dakota Community Centre and surrounding areas.


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