The recent announcements by the Government of Quebec concerning health instructions will have an impact on certain activities offered by the City of Blainville or taking place in its premises and buildings, in particular with regard to capacity limits and the requirement for a vaccination passport.
Aquatic recreation center and arena
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As of Monday, November 15, the following changes will be applied to these two buildings:
All visitors 13 years of age and over must present a vaccination passport as well as proof of identity with photo (for those aged 16 and over more) at each presence. Participants in courses or activities will also need to present the passport. Wearing a face cover remains compulsory for everyone.
Reservations will no longer be required for open swims and for lifeguard training at the Aquatic Center. For free skating at the arena, reservations are required.
Hairdryers will again be available in the changing rooms of the Aquatic Center and the arena. It will also be possible for residents to bring their own dryer.
The changing rooms of the aquatic recreation center will again be gendered. Participants are requested to respect the assignment of changing rooms for men, women or families.
The arena restaurant remains closed until further notice and the Public Health Department recommends avoiding consuming food in the stands, since distancing is no longer required.
* Exception: the vaccination passport is not required for accompanying persons (parent of a child under 10 or accompanying a person with a disability). An accompanying person will be exempted from presenting the passport if he is present with the person requiring assistance in the locker room, for example. However, the accompanying person must present their passport if they wish to go to the stands during the activity.
Association activities offered in municipal buildings
Associations will now be able to offer their activities according to the actual capacity of the rooms, but they will have to require a vaccination passport from all participants. The face covering is still required, except for eating or drinking or during physical activity.
Reservation of rooms, park chalets and sports facilities
Citizens who so wish can once again reserve sports halls and facilities in buildings and park chalets. It will be possible to accommodate people depending on the actual capacity of the rooms, but the vaccination passport is required. Wearing a mask is compulsory, except for eating or drinking.