COVID-19 Safety Measures

COVID-19 Protocols & Operational Information - Updated January 5, 2022

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Remember To Stay Safe (Posted January 5, 2022)

Throughout the pandemic, Dakota Community Centre has aligned our operations with restrictions and requirements put in place by our provincial government and related health experts in the safe operation of our facility and programs. 

At the present time, Dakota CC remains open and will continue to follow Provincial Health orders in the delivery of our existing programs, leagues and services.  Should any changes, restrictions or cancellations be further required by health order or necessity, we will do our best to advise all affected as quickly as possible. 

At the same time, we continue to remind our patrons and participants when entering our facilities that they must show proof of vaccination and adhere to public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 as follows:

  • Masks must be worn at all times within the facility (in dressing/change rooms, before and after activities/workouts, waiting areas,  hallways, washrooms, etc); masks are also strongly encouraged, but not necessary, ONLY when engaged in a physical activity.
  • Maintain a distance of 3 meters or more from other persons at all times.
  • Frequently clean your hands or use sanitizer provided throughout the facility.
  • Stay home and isolate (according to current public health guidelines) if you are sick, exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or, have been a close contact to a known positive case.

We sincerely thank you all for your continued cooperation through these challenging times.

Capacity Limits Update (Posted December 20, 2021)

Please note, immunization screening procedures are constantly being updated when new information is released by the Province of Manitoba. To ensure you are complying with the latest requirements, we recommend visiting this page prior to arriving at our faciliity.

 As per changes to the Provincial Health Order effective December 21, 2021, please note the following changes to access Dakota Community Centre. 

  1. Track and weight room restriced to 50% capacity:
    1. Track area limited to 75 participants
    2. Weight room limited to 15 participants
  2. Indoor sports and recreational activity spectator capacity is limited to 50%

All previous health order restrictions, including providing valid proof of immunization and ID for anyone age 12+ to enter the DCC, remain in effect (see all policies in place below)

Immunization Screening

Indoor Recreational Activities and Non-Ticketed Events

To participate in recreational activities or spectate non-ticketed events, all persons age 12 and older must provide valid proof of full vaccination and corresponding valid ID. Those unable to produce valid proof of full vaccination and corresponding valid ID, then one of the following will be acceptable for those between the ages of 12 and 17 only:

  • Proof of at least one completed vaccination dose. 
  • Pharmacy confirmed negative COVID test result within 72 hours of entering the facility for activity or event. 

Ages 11 and under: no proof of vaccination is required at this time.

Age Group List of Acceptable Proof of Vaccination Accepted Valid ID
0 - 11 N/A N/A

12 - 17

One of the following:

  • Manitoba Immunization Card (either card or electronic)
  • Proof of single vaccination (print out or screenshot)
  • Pharmacy confirmed negative COVID test result within 72 hours of entering the facility for activity or event.
  • Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Status Card
  • Passport
  • Health Card
  • Student ID Card

One of the following:

  • Manitoba Immunization Card (either card or electronic)
  • National Defense Canada Covid-19 Vaccine Record / Card
  • Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) Travel Vaccination Record
  • Canadian province / territory issued official document containing information of COVID-19 vaccination history.
  • Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Status Card
  • Passport
  • Health Card

Ticketed Events

  • All spectators age 12 and over must provide valid proof of full vaccination and corresponding valid ID. 
  • Spectators age 11 and under do not require proof of vaccination at this time, but must be accompanied by a caregiver who is fully vaccinated.

FAQ for information on immunization cards can be found here:

FAQ for immunization screening, including information on acceptable immunization documents for visitors from other provinces, can be found here:

Exceptions for immunization screening:

  • Authenticated proof of exemption from the Province of Manitoba

DCC staff are not responsible or able to issue cards or codes to individuals who do not have proper proof of immunization. For more information on how to access your immunization card, visit

Due to the new screening process, please expect short waits during peak times. Staff will endeavor to get people checked in as quickly as possible, your patience and understanding is appreciated. Please note the DCC has a zero tolerance harassment policy. Any belligerence towards staff will result in the offending person being asked to leave the facility.

Hours of Operation

Beginning Saturday, September 11th, DCC will be expanding hours of operation to:

Monday - Thursday: Open 6:00 a.m. (Track & Weight Room close at 10 p.m.)
Friday: Open 6:00 a.m. (Track & Weight Room close at 8 p.m.)
Saturday - Sunday: Open 7:45 a.m. (Track & Weight Room close at 8 p.m.)

Facility Access

Beginning Sept. 7, both the Sportsplex and Fieldhouse entrances will be open EXCEPT Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. when there will entrance through the Fieldhouse only.

Program Availability Information

The facility is now considered fully open to the public. Certain classes or activities may have capacity limits to ensure safe distancing.

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Policies

Please ensure that you are familiar with all of the policies prior to arriving for your activities at Dakota Community Centre and Jonathan Toews Sportsplex. Any important information, such as procedural changes or outbreak notices will be posted here for your convenience and may also be shared on our social media and e-mail platforms.

If you are feeling ill, sick or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay at home. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, contact Health Links (204.788.8200) immidiately.


Masks must be worn at all times while in the facility with the following exceptions:

  • While engaged in physical activity
  • A child who is under five years of age
  • A person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask
  • A person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person; >
  • A person who needs to temporarily remove their mask while in the indoor public place for the purpose of:
    • receiving a service that requires the removal of their mask
    • consuming food or drink
    • an emergency or medical purpose
    • establishing their identity
Ensure that you wash your hands often, especially in-between physical activity. This is the best measure to help prevent spread of a virus.
Disinfect your hands when you enter the facility and use hand sanitizer whenever you're able to. We will have hand sanitizer available at several stations around our facilities for your convenience. If you see a dispenser that's empty, please report it to a staff members so that it can be replaced.
Maintain physical distance from others and don't congregate in groups for too long. Avoid shaking hands or giving "high-fives".
Your safety is our primary concern.
To ensure this, we are taking additional precautions in addition to provincial health guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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