Island Health to lift gym closure order

Island Health’s Medical Health Officer will lift an order closing all gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities, effective May 19, 2020. 

The order, issued April 2, is being rescinded in accordance with Phase 2 of B.C.’s Restart Plan. These facilities will be permitted to re-open provided they can meet provincial requirements to protect staff and clients against the spread of COVID-19.

Any facility wishing to resume operation must develop a plan that follows safety measures laid out by the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC. 

Guidance for facility operators and for the public related to gyms and other fitness facilities is now available on the Island Health website.

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