Oakville pausing indoor fitness classes and team game play on advice from Halton public health

Fri, 16 Oct 2020

Group exercise classes and team game play cancelled beginning October 17, 2020

In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Halton, the Region’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has updated public health guidelines for fitness classes and team game play. This update recommends a temporary pause to all indoor group exercise programs as well as all indoor team game play.

The town has numerous pre-registered programs and classes set to begin this Saturday and Sunday. However, in our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of residents and staff, the Town of Oakville is now cancelling all town-run drop-in and pre-registered fitness classes along with indoor team game play effective midnight tonight, Friday, October 16. All user groups with indoor rental permits are being notified that all game play must end as of midnight Sunday, October 18. Individuals impacted by these cancellations will receive a full credit placed on their account.

The following programs and services are still offered:

  • Fitness centres for pre-booked individual, physically distanced, workout sessions.
  • Indoor sport training (instructional sport programs focusing on skills/drills)
  • Aquatics (pre-booked swimming and lessons)
  • Recreational skates (pre-booked skating)
  • Registered non-fitness activities (culture and general interest programming)

The pause will be evaluated frequently and will be lifted once Halton Region Public Health deems it safe to resume these indoor activities in town facilities. The Town of Oakville will continue to share updates with the public.

A complete list of drop-in programs still open is available on active.oakville.ca. Available registered programs can be found on programs.oakville.ca.

“As we see cases in our Region rise, we must continue to follow the advice of Halton Region Public Health to slow the spread of coronavirus, and do what we can to help keep residents safe,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

The pause will be evaluated frequently and will be lifted once Halton Region Public Health deems it safe to resume these activities in town facilities. The Town of Oakville will continue to share updates with the public.

Health and Safety

We encourage you to review our detailed Recreation FAQs to ensure you are aware of the health and safety protocols in place, and to assess your comfort levels before pre-booking with us.

Visit the COVID-19 Information page for the latest updates on the town’s response and service impacts.

The town continues its commitment to health and safety in all our current operating programs and services. The town monitors COVID activity and is in regular contact with public health authorities and the province to alter programs or implement new protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19.