There’ll be more chances to get fit and take part in arts programs in Port Coquitlam this month as the city returns to its normal operations under Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan.
Starting today (July 5), the municipality will increase its capacity for outdoor and low-intensity fitness classes, with high-intensity sessions — including pre-registered racquetball and squash at the Hyde Creek Recreation Complex — due to come back starting July 12.
There will also be fewer health order restrictions for drop-in activities like swimming, weight rooms and Aquafit; however, pre-registrations will continue. Swimming pool showers will re-open and a limited number of parents and spectators will be allowed for indoor sports.
As well, more people will be permitted to sign up for art workshops, and art shows in the Michael Wright and The Outlet galleries will be open for viewing beginning July 17.
Visitors to civic facilities don’t have to wear a face mask indoors as of July 1 but children ages 12 and older who are not double vaccinated are encouraged to wear them.
Also, health screenings at city building entrances are no longer required.
As for summer camps, more room will be added and those who are on the waiting list will be first in line for registration, according to a city press release issued today (Monday).
Council meetings will be virtual until Sept. 14, after Step 4 kicks in.
Visit portcoquitlam.ca/restart for more about PoCo’s facility re-openings.