Health & Safety

Participation Requirements

To protect the safety of others, participants must not participate in programs if: 

1. They have any of the following symptoms; fever or chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of appetite, extreme tiredness or fatigue, headache, body aches, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. 
2.  In the last 14 days, they have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID–19 diagnosis, or probable case of COVID-19, unless you have been directed otherwise by the local BC Health Authority.  
3. They have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days and are subject to Government of Canada Public Health Care restrictions applicable for entry into Canada.  

If any of the above applies to you, please contact NVRC by calling 604 987 7529 to cancel before the start of the class. You will receive a full refund. 

During Your Class

Please follow these steps to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  1. Stay home if you are sick (even just with minor symptoms)
  2. Wash or sanitize hands directly before and after your class
  3. Avoid touching your face
  4. Listen carefully to staff instructions and follow them closely
  5. Avoid lingering both before and after your class

NVRC Safety Measures

NVRC staff have developed the following  health and safety measures in response to the current health orders: 

  • All programs are designed in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines, and with the ability to adjust as requirements change.
  • Congregation in program space is discouraged
  • Handwashing or sanitization stations and waste receptacles available at every program
  • Staff and participants must refrain from attending programs while unwell, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or presumed to have COVID-19.
  • Training for all staff and program supervisors in COVID-19 safety strategies
  • First aid will be provided using COVID-19 guidelines and protocols

Proof of Vaccination

As of October 24, 2021 the Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card provincial health order requires that customers entering NVRC facilities for certain activities (see list below) are fully vaccinated. You're fully vaccinated with 2 doses.

  • Fitness centre (13 years+)
  • Adult fitness classes and programs (13 years+)
  • Adult sports programs (13 years+)
  • Adult dance programs (13 years+)
  • Court bookings (12 years+)
  • Any indoor activities or rentals with over 50 participants* ( 12 years+)  e. g. events, competitions, games or practices
  • Public Skate and Family Skate (12 years+)
  • All adults (19 years+) attending Canlan Sports. For children/youth proof of vaccination requirements, see the skating page
  • All adults in ‘parent participation’ programs, including dance, pottery, arts, sports, martial arts and skating programs 

* Except for children and youth programs and activities (under the age of 22 years)

From Sunday, September 26, 2021 the health order directs that only the BC Vaccine Card can be accepted, either on a phone or a printed version. Customers must also show valid government issued photo identification (legible copies are permitted). More information on what to bring and FAQ’s are on the Activities Restart Page

  • Please allow extra time to enter the facilities before your activity.
  • As per the health order, NVRC staff are not able to make exceptions to the public health order and are not able to admit any customers who do not provide the required proof of vaccination for the applicable activities.

​​​​Programs and Sessions at Canlan Ice Sports North Shore

Proof of vaccination is required for all adults 19 years+ before entering Canlan Ice Sports North Shore for any reason.  

Face Masks

As of October 12, 2021 masks must now be worn in all NVRC facilities by all customers 5 years and older. Masks are required in all public indoor spaces by public health order, including lobbies, hallways, washrooms, fitness centres and program areas, except when exercising or engaging in physical activity. Masks are encouraged for children aged 2 to 4 years in public settings.

Participation Disclaimer

Although NVRC has implemented a COVID-19 related health and safety measures, COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease, and there is an inherent risk of exposure in any place where people are gathered in groups of any size, and this risk cannot be eliminated.  Notwithstanding NVRC’s COVID-19 related health and safety measures, by participating in any NVRC program, participants accept the risk that they may be exposed to, and contract COVID-19. 

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