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Regional District of Nanaimo lifts variety of COVID-19 restrictions

Recreation programs resume full capacity

The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating its COVID-19 policies now the province province has lifted some restrictions.

In the recreation department, all programs will resume full capacity. Programs that include fitness and aquatics will now be able to accommodate more participants but pre-registration will still be required for aquafit and swim lessons. Spectator areas will now be open and full capacity will also be back for indoor and outdoor organized gatherings such as receptions and parties with no requirements to remain seated or maintain physical distance.

However, wearing a mask will still be required for all visitors aged five years and older in all common areas the include lobby, change rooms, and spectator areas in Ravensong Aquatic Centre and in all common areas and while not participating in activity in the area of play at Oceanside Place Arena.

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Proof of vaccination is required for all participants and spectators except those under 22 years of age participating in indoor recreation and sport programs that are for children and youth. Valid photo government picture identification for ages 19 and over is required alongside the proof of vaccination. Some physical barriers at Oceanside Place Arena and Ravensong Aquatic Centre will remain in place.

For information and to register for recreation programs, visit rdn.bc.ca/recreation.

The public will now be able to attend in-person board and committee meetings but will require a mask. They can also watch via webstream all meetings which are recorded for the public to watch online.

Visit rdn.bc.ca/agendas-minutes-videos for information on which meetings are webstreamed, access to video recordings and the meeting calendar.

For RDN information related to COVID-19, please visit rdn.bc.ca/pandemic.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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