Quebec is loosening a number of COVID-19 public health restrictions for sports and physical training both indoors and outdoors starting March 26.
Isabelle Charest, the minister responsible for sports, said Friday the government is taking a gradual approach so as not to reverse any progress made in the last few weeks. She described it as a first phase of deconfinement.
“The situation is still fragile,” she told reporters, adding that certain measures such as physical distancing must be maintained.
Under the plan, all indoor facilities — including gyms — can reopen in designated red zones such as Montreal in two weeks. However, training can only be done in pairs or with people from the same household when indoors.
“It should be noted that the physical distance of two meters must be respected at all times, regardless of the type of activity and the region in which it is practiced,” the government’s statement reads.
Charest also said she is increasingly hopeful that Quebecers will be able to resume a more normal life in the coming months, and she thanked them for being patient.
“I know the last few months were difficult and we asked a lot of you,” she said.
SISCOEGYM has strict sanitary policies in place to ensure your safety. Namely;
Masks must be worn, covering the mouth and nose at all times.
Hands must be sanitized upon entrée
Temperature is taken upon entrée via infra-red thermometer
Hand-towels and hospital grade disinfectant spray bottes are issued to each member upon entrée.
ANYTHING touched by members must be sprayed as soon as you walk away from the apparatus EVEN IF you plan to return to is shortly.
2 meters distance is to be maintained throughout
The WHOLE GYM is sprayed down from head-to-toe every 4 hours with hospital grade disinfectant.
ALL members must reserve a training time due to the limited capacity placed upon gyms during this re-opening period.
Rest assured, IF you are comfortable at home, you should be VERY comfortable at SISCOEGYM.
As we have seen in the past, it does not take much to close all the gyms even though gyms, on the whole have not been a contributing factor to the spread of Covid. So we must ALL adhere to the guidelines above. IF you are not willing to adhere, you will not be permitted to train. The safety of our staff and our members is of the utmost priority.