Halton Region moving back to Red Zone
What this means for the YMCA of Oakville
On February 12, the Premier announced the transition of Halton Region from the Grey (Lockdown) status to the Red (Control) status, effective February 16. We know people may be wondering if this means we will be reopening our Peter Gilgan Family YMCA to in-person visits on Tuesday.
While the Red (Control) stage of the framework permits the operation of fitness facilities, there are specific restrictions and limits to attendance that must be in place. Our YMCA leadership team has reviewed these restrictions, and also assessed the messages from Public Health requesting people remain vigilant and cautious in preventing community transmission of the virus, especially as new variables are emerging with less understood variants.
At this time, we will not be resuming in-person programs at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at 410 Rebecca Street.
We will continue to monitor the situation locally, and apply three priorities to inform our decisions related to our Health, Fitness, and Aquatics operations:
- Health and safety of our staff and members
- Community interest in attending in-person programming
- Financial viability as a responsible charity