Facility Updates, Restrictions and Availability
The Y team is closely following the updates for BC’s Restart plan. As protocols update or lighten your Y team will update this page with changes. Please note that any changes will be implemented, however, changes take time and planning. Check back in the days following BC Health Updates for more information before you visiting the Y.
Thank you in advance for your continued patience and kindness with staff, volunteers and each other. We are in this together.
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Public Health Order – Full Vaccination Requirement to Access the Y
To comply with the PHO order, all those accessing the Y ages 12+ will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card with government-issued photo ID for all activities when attending the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island. Government-issued photo ID can be: drivers license, health services card, passport or National Defense ID Card. A Y membership card can also be used (as we have previously verified your ID). A student card can be used for those teens without Government-issued ID.
Failure to provide proof will result in you being unable to attend the Y. Fully vaccinated be sure to re-activate your Y Membership card. Members who choose to provide written consent will have their previous membership card re-activated. It may take up to 5 business days for your account to be ready. New members will present photo ID and be issued a membership card. Membership cards must be scanned upon arrival to access the Y. Photo ID is required if you forget your card.
Public Health Order – Masks Required
Masks continue to be required in all public indoor spaces (for those aged 5+ years) when not engaged in physical activity.
Please review the chart below for more information. Staff limitations play a large role in our ability to make operational changes, this includes, the ongoing lifeguard shortages. Please ensure you have notifications set for your app so you are alerted if a time has been cancelled. We appreciate your ongoing patience.
|Facility Area/Program||Reservation Required||Check In Required||More Info|
|Fitness Centre||No||Until your Y card has been activated after providing written consent. If not providing consent check in is required.||Members can now access when they want and how long they want in the fitness centre. Includes access to the hot tub areas (Westhills Y)|
|Lane Swim||Strongly Suggested- Y App||Until your Y card has been activated after providing written consent. If not providing consent check in is required.||Members who reserve are guaranteed a spot in the pool time. Members may drop in allowed if space available. Reserve within the time slot you are interested in, come and go at anytime within the time slot|
|All Group Fitness Classes||Strongly Suggested – Y App||Until your Y card has been activated after providing written consent. If not providing consent check in is required.||Members who reserve are guaranteed a spot in the class. Members may drop in allowed if space available.|
|Kids Splash & Family Swim||Yes – Y Online Calendar||Everyone must stop to be checked in||Reservations ensure we can maintain required ratios and allows for us to contact you in the event of a cancellation|
|Playcare||No||More info click here.|
|Children’s Programs||Yes – Y Online Calendar||Staff will sign children in/out of the programs.|