September 03, 2020

SFU Athletics and Recreation COVID-19 Return to Play Update

As we continue to prioritize the health & safety of our community, SFU Athletics and Recreation is phasing in access to our facilities, based on the guidelines and recommendations of local health officials.  We are looking forward to providing services to current students, staff & faculty, who are on campus, through limited access to the fitness centre and swimming pool. This initial phase of operations will commence in September.  A date for the resumption of service is being finalized and will be announced in the coming days.

New health and safety protocols, facility access details and FAQ's will be outlined on our website prior to re-opening.  Please continue to visit this page for current information.

In-person instructional programs and external rentals will remain suspended for now.

Outdoor sport fields, the track and the tennis courts, when not in use by SFU Athletics & Recreation, are open to the general public. Please adhere to all posted signage and practice physical distancing while using these facilities.

SFU continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information is available at


Refunds & Credits for Memberships & Programs

Cancelled programs will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. Participants have been emailed about the refund process.

Membership refunds or extensions will be assessed once a date for resumption of service has been determined.

Gym & Book Lockers

Locker services remain suspended for the Fall term. Fall term locker holders will be contacted over the coming weeks regarding the refund process.

Spring and Summer term locker holders were provided the option to renew for the fall term.  Contents will remain in lockers and will not be removed without prior notification to locker holders.

Lockers purchased for the spring and summer terms will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.  Locker holders have been emailed about the refund process.  

Locker Content Retrieval:

Book Lockers in Burnaby and Surrey are accessible as campus buildings remain open with limited access.  Please review the SFU COVID-19 FAQ’s page for building access hours.

Gym Lockers - if you require the contents of your gym locker immediately, please email and we will provide further information on how to retrieve your contents. If you can wait until the Lorne Davies Complex re-opens to obtain your items, we ask that you please do so.