COVID-19

Site last updated: November 8, 2021 at 10:00am.

The Township continues to follow public heath orders and guidance from the Provincial Government, Fraser Health, and WorkSafeBC, and makes decisions with respect to safety protocols, pandemic response, and restart activities in the context of health and safety.

Masks

  • Masks are required for those 5 years of age and older inside Township facilities in all common areas. Exemptions for mask usage remain as-is:
    • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one; or
    • People who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

As additional guidance is made available, the Township will communicate any further changes.

 

Proof of Vaccination

The Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia and is following the Orders, directives and guidelines put in place by Health Authorities, the Province and WorkSafeBC.

The Provincial Health Officer has updated the Gathering and Events order to incorporate proof of vaccination requirements.

As of September 13, in accordance with the Health Order, anyone 12 years of age or older who chooses to participate in certain indoor events or activities offered by the Township of Langley will be expected to show Proof of Vaccination at time of arrival. Proof of vaccination is required each time someone participates in one of the listed indoor activities.

All Township employees are required to be fully vaccinated by January 14, 2022.

 

Proof of Vaccination: Requirements

Those who are 12-18 years of age will be required to produce their Proof of Vaccination only; however, those aged 19 years of age and older will be required to show both their Proof of Vaccination and a piece of valid government issued photo ID.

Events

  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
  • Indoor gatherings with the potential of having 50 or more people. This applies to both ticketed and non-ticketed events including, but not limited to:
    • wedding receptions, organized parties, conferences, and workshops

Sports

  • Indoor adult (22 years of age or older) sports. This includes all rental group participants 22 years of age or older and drop-in gym sports
  • All spectators 12 years of age or older for all indoor sports.
  • All adults (19+) leading, supervising, or assisting a sport program for children and youth
    • This includes coaches, parents, officials.

Exercise and Recreation activities

  • Recreation Centre Weight Room and Gymnasium use
  • Use of the walking track at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre
  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities. This includes all fitness and special interest classes
  • Arena programs with mixed gatherings that have 50 people or more
  • All spectators 12 years of age or older for all indoor programs

 

Proof of Vaccination: Exempt activities and programs

The following recreation programs and services are exempt from the Order and Proof of Vaccination will not be required for access:

  • All Township programs and services in Pools, except when used for an event over 50 people (e.g. swim meet)
    • Spectator rules apply for the pool
    • Exceptions if parent participation is required in the pool
  • Ice rinks where these are mixed age gatherings of 50 or less (e.g. stick and puck)
  • Those participating in recreation child and youth programs and sport (21 years of age and younger)
  • Paid workers supervising recreation programs and youth sport are exempt
    • Please note that exemptions no longer apply to volunteer adult coaches and those volunteers directly responsible for delivering/supervising the activity

 

For more information on province-wide restrictions, BC’s COVID-19 vaccination program and the Proof of Vaccination program, please visit gov.bc.ca/covid19.

For more information on recreation activities, programs and registration details in the Township of Langley, please visit https://www.tol.ca/recreation-culture/recregister. As a reminder, masks remain required for those 5 years of age and older inside Township facilities in all common areas.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation with these requirements and will provide further updates as they become available.

 

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