COVID-19

Site last updated: September 13, 2021 at 7:00pm.

The Provincial Government announced transition to Step 3 of the BC Restart Plan, effective July 1, 2021.  The Township is reviewing our service offerings and implementing necessary amendments to facility rules, keeping the health and safety of our staff and visitors in mind as increased vaccinations and reduced transmission occur in our community.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Township has focused on proactively taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our community through the implementation and enforcement of facility rules.

On June 29, the Public Health Officer announced that the Province of BC will transition to Step 3 of the Restart Plan on July 1. With the further relaxation of restrictions, the Township continues to gradually re-introduce services and open facilities that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Masks

  • Masks are required for those 12 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.

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 ticketed events
  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
  • Indoor organized events with 50 or more people. (i.e., including but not limited to: wedding receptions, organized parties, conferences and workshops, games, tournaments and meets.)

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.
  • Spectators 12 years of age or older for all indoor games, tournaments, and meets

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.

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 programs and services in Pools, except when used for an event over 50 people (i.e., a swim meet)
  • Those participating in youth sport (21 years of age and younger) for practice or training, including adult coaches, volunteers and spectators
  • Those participating in youth sport (21 years of age and younger) for competitive game play. This includes adult coaches and volunteers (please note that spectators are required to show proof of vaccination).
  • All programs offered by Township of Langley Recreation Services for youth (21 years of age and younger) and those adults required to assist with these programs

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 12 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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