Courtenay Recreation Update: Masks Mandated in Public Facilities

August 24, 2021

Courtenay Recreation Participants: Please take note of recent Public Health Orders (PHO) regarding mandatory wearing of masks in public facilities.

Effective Wednesday, August 25th all members of the public 12 & over are required to wear a mask in all public facilities including recreation centres. Masks may only be removed while engaged in physical activity in a program or in the Wellness Centre.

There are exemptions for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of 12
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person's hearing impairment

A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.

Information on mandatory masks from the B.C. Government:

Courtenay Recreation: 250-338-5371 or 250-338-1000