After closing the Centre on March 17, 2020, in alignment with the City of Delta’s decisions about the two seniors’ centers it owns, and temporarily and sporadically using it in the months since to host fitness programs offered by the City, the KinVillage Community Centre will gradually begin re-opening effective September 14, 2021.
The following plan for re-opening (which will be reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted as needed) is based on Provincial Health Officer Orders and guidance from the Ministry of Health, BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafe BC and the City of Delta:
- Hours of operation are 9 am to 2 pm, weekdays.
- Mask wearing in the building is mandatory except when seated for Café food and/or drink, or during participation in an exercise class.
- Community Centre users must have had at least one dose of vaccination against COVID-19. Effective October 24th, users must be fully vaccinated. Everyone must show proof of vaccination upon entering the Community Centre.
- The focus in September will be to support socialization:
- Sept 14 – Café is open
- Sept 21 – In addition, live background music provided, mental stimulation programs offered (e.g. trivia), snooker tables open
- Sept 27 – In addition, fitness daily at 10 am
- During October, we’ll gradually transition into more programming and open the boutique.
The health and safety of our members, volunteers, members, visitors and staff is paramount. We are so excited to be able to open the Centre gradually in order to safely support social interactions with the mandated safety measures and other COVID-19 prevention measures in place including:
- Regular cleaning and sanitation of the Centre and frequent enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces by skilled, contracted cleaning staff;
- Easily accessible hand sanitizers in all areas and readily available cleaning sprays and wipes for users to sanitize a table and/or chairs after use;
- Plexiglass barriers in areas where transactions are facilitated and physical distance between people is not possible; and
- Signage reminders about the importance of regular and thorough hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette, physical distancing, and staying away if feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms.