Health & Safety Protocols

Last updated on: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 8:09 AM

Update to SFU Athletics & Recreation Health & Safety Protocols

On July 5th, our Department began to ease our health & safety protocols in accordance with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and Stage 3 of SFU’s Campus Recovery Plan.  

Below you can find a summary of upcoming protocol and procedural shifts and when they will come into effect.

Please continue to review the SFU Athletics & Recreation COVID-19 Updates page for any new information and updates regarding facility access, programs and our operations.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we gradually expand our services and operations over the summer months!

SFU Recreation Team
rec@sfu.ca 

SUMMARY OF UPCOMING CHANGES

Effective Monday, July 19, 2021: Effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021:

The general and pool change-rooms re-open, including access to showers. Cleaning procedures will follow current public health guidelines.

Maximum capacity for the fitness centre removed. 
Aquatics Centre maximum remains 18.(online reservations are still required for both the fitness centre & pool)
Locker access is permitted for those with a current active locker agreement. New, fall-term locker sales will begin in late August.

Two more fitness centre sessions will be added (Monday to Friday 8:00-9:00am and 6:30-7:30pm).

Aquatics Centre maximum capacity increased to 18 (from 9). Two more pool sessions will be added (Monday to Thursday, 8:00-8:45am and 9:00-9:45am).
Pool equipment lending remains limited to kick-boards.  Personal equipment is permitted.

 

Fitness Centre maximum capacity increased to 50 (from 40).

 

Double bookings permitted at the fitness centre.  Members must leave in-between sessions while cleaning takes place.

 

Spotting at the fitness centre is permitted.

 

Additional cardio machines and equipment will be available in the fitness centre.

 

Squash Court #4 is available for online reservations.

 

Updates effective Monday, July 12th

Effective Monday, July 12th, the following updates to our procedures and protocols will occur, as we continue to gradually ease restrictions and expand our services this summer:

  1. Check-in for the fitness centre & pool will take place at each facility. Please continue to enter the Lorne Davies Complex at the same spot (level 100) and then proceed to either the fitness centre or pool to check-in. The central check-in location at the entrance to Lorne Davies Complex will be removed.
  2. The maximum capacity for the Fitness Centre will be increased to 40 people.

Any new updates for facility access, programs and operations will be added to our website.  Thanks for your ongoing support and patience!

Updates effective Monday, July 5th

Effective Monday, July 5th, we will begin to ease our health & safety protocols in accordance with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and as we move into Stage 3 of SFU’s Campus Recovery Plan.  This will be a gradual process over the summer months.  Any new updates for facility access, programs and operations will be added to our website.  Thanks for your ongoing support and patience!

Summary of updates:

Health & Safety Protocols:

  1. Daily COVID-19 health screening will be a personal responsibility.  Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, even mild ones.
  2. Masks are recommended in all indoor public settings for everyone 12 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated (you are fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2).
  3. Maintaining 2m physical distance from others in our facility is encouraged.
  4. Wash or sanitize hands frequently.

Online Reservations, Check-in Procedures & More

  1. Signing-up for a Fitness Centre and Aquatics Centre session is still required, however the health screening questionnaire will be removed. Continue to make fitness centre & pool reservations online through the SFU Rec Web Portal.
  2. Check-in for the Fitness Centre and Aquatics Centre will remain at the entrance to the Lorne Davies Complex on level 100.  Wrist bands will continue to be required.
  3. Facility access remains limited to students, staff & faculty who are on campus.
  4. Maximum capacity for the fitness centre and pool remain in place.
  5. Many safety measures will remain in place within the fitness centre and pool for now, as we gradually ease restrictions over the summer months. 

If you have any questions regarding these updates or our operations, please contact rec@sfu.ca.

COVID-19

Simon Fraser University, like all organizations, is required under Public Health Orders to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety measures. All members of the SFU community are expected to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. SFU Athletics and Recreation takes COVID-19 seriously and has zero-tolerance for violating health and safety rules. If individuals choose not to comply with safety protocols, they may be refused access to areas of our campus and/or additional disciplinary action may be taken. 

Health Screening procedures: 

  • Daily COVID-19 health screening will be a personal responsibility.  Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, even mild ones.
  • The health screening questionnaire will be removed from the online reservation process.
  • The health screening questionnaire & temperature reading will no longer be facilitated upon check-in.

Safety Procedures

The following rules and guidelines are in place at our facilities to ensure the safety of our staff and members. Please review and adhere to the safety procedures outlined below. Additional specific safety measures are in place for each facility, please review details on the "Facility Updates" webpage.

2m physical distance from others in our facility is encouraged.

Masks are recommended in all indoor public settings for everyone 12 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated (you are fully vaccinated 14 days after dose 2). 

Wash hands thoroughly and frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.

If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand saniziter can be used to clean hands.

Check-in begins 15 minutes before your reserved fitness centre or pool session.  Please leave promptly when session ends.  

Change-rooms & showers are CLOSED. Please arrive ready for your work-out or swim.

Members are encouraged to bring their own pre-filled water bottle.  Contactless refill stations will be available.

Please follow signs for our designated entrances, exits, line-ups, and directional walk-ways.

Codes of Conduct

Please review SFU Recreation Codes of Conduct & Discipline Policy before your visit.

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