Ville de Gatineau
COVID-19 – Specifications about public drop-in activities
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COVID-19 – Specifications about public drop-in activities

Gatineau, October 15, 2020. – Given that Gatineau is in the red zone, starting on October 15, organized sport and recreational activities are suspended until further notice. However, certain public drop-in activities will continue, with the proper hygiene practices.
Public drop-in activities offered by Gatineau will resume at the centre sportif, at the aquatic centres and at the arenas, as well as at certain community centres, starting on October 17. Outdoor facilities will also remain open, although equipment loans will be suspended.
Gatineau has increased the number of hours of public activities in its facilities. These include skating, swimming, badminton and pickleball.
An online reservation system has been set up on the new residents' portal.
- A valid Accès Gatineau + card is needed to make reservations.
- Cards can be renewed on the residents' portal.
- Reservations are strongly recommended. Proof of reservation is required to access the site, for instance a printout of the reservation or a confirmation on a cell phone.
- In case of a no-show, the spot will be freed up 15 minutes after the start of the activity and given to another participant.
- Available spots can be given to participants who show up without a reservation.
- Assistance and guidance are available for residents who are not comfortable with electronic devices. These services are available at the service centre recreation counters and at the aquatic centre and centre sportif reception desks.
A maximum of 25 people is permitted per court, including municipal employees. The number of spots available for participants is based on the facility's capacity.
The lockers and showers are off-limits. Only the washrooms are accessible. There are no change areas except for people using the pools.
Participants must bring their equipment and a towel, hand sanitizer and a water bottle. There are accessible water fountains.
Participants have 45 minutes to use the facilities, with 15 minutes set aside every hour for disinfecting and to prevent people from crossing paths.
A participants' registry will be kept for all public activities. Participants will have to provide a telephone number where they can be reached.
Face coverings are mandatory in all common areas.
- Participants may only remove their face covering in the gym and during an activity.


Associated links

COVID-19 Web page

Public drop-in activities

Activités physiques permises selon le niveau alerte (in French only)

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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Director,
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
819-595-7171
boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
@JeanBoileau

À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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