REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 19 FOR OUTDOOR POOLS IN PORT COQUITLAM
Registration for outdoor aquatic programs opens up on June 19 for Port Coquitlam residents and June 22 for the general public.
In line with B.C.’s Restart Plan, the city is opening Robert Hope and Centennial Outdoor pools on July 2 and offering a modified selection of aquatic activities where physical distancing can be maintained, including:
- Swim lessons for Preschool to Swim Kids level 10 (parents required in pool up to level 4)
- Length and width swimming
- Public swims
- Seniors-only swims
- Aquatic fitness classes
- Pool rentals
All outdoor pool activities will require advance payment and registration at www.portcoquitlam.ca/register to reduce touchpoints and ensure safe distancing.
Pool Booking and Use Procedures
- Registrations require an account at www.portcoquitlam.ca/register.
- Public swimming admission is $2 per person; pricing for classes and lessons are provided online.
- Change rooms will be closed; users will be expected to wear their swimsuits to and from the pool and place their belongings in a designated area.
- Swimmers will be asked to arrive five to 10 minutes before their scheduled time, confirm their registration, rinse off in the showers and then enter the pool.
- Masks will not be required because of the ability to physically distance.
- There will be no shared equipment for use at this time.
- All touchpoints, such as shower handles and bathroom doorknobs, will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
- Users will be asked to leave promptly after their session to allow time for cleaning before the next group.
- Dive boards and slides will be closed.
Hours of Operation
- Robert Hope Pool will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
- Centennial Pool will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
- Pools will have designated times for rentals, lessons, aquatic fitness, lap and leisure swimming.
At this time, there is no set timeline for the reopening of the Routley and Sun Valley wading pools or indoor pools and recreation facilities.
Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/outdoorpools for program details and facility schedules.
Outdoor Summer Camps
Families can also still register online for spaces in the city’s outdoor summer camps for children.
Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/camps for program details.
Public Health Will Remain the Priority
The city’s reopening plans will be scaled back or changed as necessary to ensure public health and comply with orders from the Provincial Health Officer.
Users of all outdoor amenities in Port Coquitlam are required to follow public health requirements posted at the sites, such as:
- Keeping at least two metres (six feet) away from people from other households,
- Avoiding large groups and gatherings,
- Washing hands thoroughly and frequently before and after play and touching shared surfaces, and using hand sanitizer if a washroom is not available,
- Avoiding touching the face,
- Covering coughs and sneezes,
- Limiting use of amenities at busy times, and
- Staying home if feeling sick – with no exceptions.
Users are reminded that parents are responsible for supervising their children and that the city does not clean or disinfect most outdoor equipment or play structures in parks, with the exception of outdoor pool touchpoints.
Many city services continue to be available by phone, email and online. For information, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/covid19 or follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media.
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533