Club Aurora Fitness Centre and drop-in programs to operate with increased capacity

Capacity limits have been lifted for many indoor and outdoor settings effective Monday, October 25, 2021. Establishments such as restaurants, gyms, recreational facilities and meeting and event spaces no longer require limits to the number of people who can attend.

“I am pleased with the Province’s decision to lift capacity limits in restaurants and gyms. I, along with many municipal government leaders across York Region and the GTA have been advocating and pushing for the province to lift capacity limits in these settings”, says Mayor Tom Mrakas. “I encourage those who haven’t received their vaccinations to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your community. I ask that you continue to support our local businesses who were hit the hardest during the pandemic and I thank each of you for the sacrifices you have made to get us here.”

The announcement comes as the Provincial Government releases its Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. As per the Province’s decision, all Town recreation centres capacity limits have been lifted and visitors can move freely through the centres. Physical distancing is no longer required and all seating areas are available for use. COVID health screening, contact tracing and proof of vaccination are still required in accordance with provincial legislation, and must be conducted at every visit.

In order to allow spectators and visitors to leave the building and re-enter without additional screening, we have implemented a wristband procedure. Obtain your wristband upon entry or before you exit the building. Upon re-entry, show your wristband to staff or security and no additional screening will be required. Wristbands must be worn prior to leaving the building and will not be permitted to be carried out of the building.

The following municipal services are available

  • All capacity limits within the recreation centres have been removed
  • Recreation centres will now be open to anyone wishing to enter for the use of washrooms
  • Club Aurora is now open. Pre-registration is required for all programs.
  • Pro shops at the A.C.C. and S.A.R.C. are now open
  • Vending machines and snack bars are now open
  • Lane swim and shinny stick and puck continue to be available

Effective November 6, the following drop in programs will operate with increased capacity

  • Leisure Swim
  • Aquafit classes
  • Public Skating
  • The Chartwell walking indoor track

Effective November 13, the following drop in programs will operate with increased capacity

  • Group fitness classes
  • Club Aurora equipment and weights areas

Pre-registration is required for all programs with the exception of the Chartwell walking indoor track.

Over the next six months, Ontario plans to slowly and incrementally lift all remaining public health and workplace safety measures, including wearing face coverings in indoor public settings and the removal of the provincial requirement for proof of vaccination. For a breakdown of the provinces Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term visit ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario.

For more information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.