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What the red (control) zone means for recreation

The region entered the red zone on Monday
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Waterloo Region's three cities and four townships issued a news release Wednesday morning, detailing what the red (control) zone means for recreational facilities.

The region was placed in the red zone of the province's response framework on Monday.

"Certain changes to sport and recreation are required in the Red-Control category. Program participants will receive targeted information for city and township programs, and are encouraged to reach out to their minor sport organizations for more information." explained the release.

In addition to ongoing requirements for mandatory physical distancing, face coverings and the previous standardized rules at recreation facilities and community centres in Waterloo Region, provincial Red-Control impacts to sports and recreation include:

  • Mandatory active screening, contact information and attendance for all patrons.
  • Indoor capacity of 10 people per room/space, including all participants, coaches, trainers and guardians.
  • Outdoor capacity of 25 people per space, including all participants, coaches, trainers and guardians.
  • Drop-in recreation programs (pre-registration is required) have a maximum capacity of 10 people.
  • For all team sport, scrimmages and games are no longer permitted.
  • Teams must adjust their programming to training and skill development only, while meeting the required maximum capacity numbers.
  • No contact permitted for team or individual sports.
  • No spectators permitted. Guardians, if required, must be included in the maximum indoor capacity of 10 people per room/space.
  • Community centre room rentals for church, funeral or wedding services are limited to 30% of room capacity.
  • No live performances. Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event is permitted.
  • Singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from any other performers by plexiglass or other impermeable barrier.

The requirements are subject to change based on further direction and/or guidance from the provincial government.

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