In response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Halton, Oakville will beputting indoor fitness classes and sports/team gameplay on hold beginning Saturday, October17.
The move is based on the recommendation of the Region's Chief Medical Officer of Health, who has updated public health guidelines for fitness classes and team gameplay. The update recommends a temporary pause to all indoor group exercise programs as well as all indoor teamgameplay.
The town has numerous pre-registered programs and classes set to begin this Saturday and Sunday. However, in our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of residents and staff, the Town of Oakville is now cancelling all town-run drop-in and pre-registered fitness classes along with indoor team game play effective midnight tonight, according to a statement from Oakville onFriday.
All user groups with indoor rental permits are being notified that all game play must end as of midnight Sunday, October 18. Individuals impacted by these cancellations will receive a full credit placed on theiraccount.
The following services will continue to beavailable:
"As we see cases in our Region rise, we must continue to follow the advice of Halton Region Public Health to slow the spread of coronavirus, and do what we can to help keep residents safe," said Mayor RobBurton.
Burlington has similarly placed restrictionson sports and fitness activitiesto help curb the spreadofCOVID-19.
The town says the pause will be evaluated frequently and will be lifted once Halton Region Public Health deems it safe to resume these activities in townfacilities.