COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Recovery Plan Level: Green Phase (as of July 31, 2021)

Membership

Members are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 at home prior to entering any of our facilities. Please stay home if you are experiencing two or more COVID-19 symptoms.

Members must have their access cards or government-issued photo IDs to scan or sign in.

The wearing of face masks or face shields is no longer mandatory anywhere inside or outside of YMCA of Greater Saint John facilities, although everyone is welcome to continue to wear masks or face shields if they wish to do so.

Physical distancing is no longer required.

Our change rooms and showers are open for use at the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House. Please sanitize all commonly used surfaces (e.g. locks, benches, shower stalls).

Seating is available in the lobby at the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House.

Facilities, Programs, and Services

All gym equipment is back on the floor and available for use *As of Tuesday, August 3rd. Please continue to sanitize all common surfaces and equipment before and after each use. Hand sanitizer will still remain throughout buildings and use is encouraged.

All lanes on the track will be open at the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House.

Registration for Lane Swim has been removed and the rest of our aquatics programs are drop-in. Please be sure to check out our app and website for more information.

As a friendly reminder, all aquatics participants are required to shower prior to entering the pool.

Registered programs, such as swimming, still follow the same registration requirements as before COVID-19. Swimming lessons will have a change for participants where parents are no longer required to get into the water with their child.  With this change, we will have additional spaces available for members to register in the Tues/Thurs evening August session.

Program pre-registration is no longer required, except for certain programs such as outdoor yoga.  Registered programs, such as swimming and nutrition, still follow the same registration requirements as before COVID-19. Please check schedules on our website and mobile App to see which programs still require registration.

Parents will be allowed back in the building to drop off and pick up children. No masks are required. Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and early childhood developments will be communicated directly to our families.

Newcomer Connections will continue to operate programming as it currently is with class set up and sizes until the end of the term. Sizes and setup will be adjusted for the upcoming fall term.

There will no longer be separate entrances to get into the facility for Child Care and Membership. The seating area in the lobby will reopen and the track will return to regular usage all lanes open.

Frequently Asked Questions

To enhance our cleaning measures all staff, volunteers, members, and guests will be supporting the housekeeping team and each other in ensuring all areas are sanitized and disinfected. Sanitizing equipment before and after you use it helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as other communicable illnesses, such as the common cold. If everyone does their part in keeping our facilities clean, it helps keep our Y and our entire community safe and healthy.

Starting on July 12, 2021, program pre-registration is no longer required, except for certain programs such as outdoor yoga, adult pickle ball and adult badminton.  Registered programs, such as swimming and nutrition, still follow the same registration requirements.

You can check schedules on our website and mobile app to see which programs still require registration.

If you have symptoms that resemble COVID-19, such as a runny nose or sneezing from seasonal allergies, then you are permitted into the Y. But you need to bring a doctor’s note stating so; we will keep one on your account and ask that you carry one with you.

EVERYONE! Members, user groups, staff, volunteers, and community members —anyone who comes into our centers and spaces. It is everyone’s responsibility to adhere to both Public Health and the YMCA’s protocols and policies. We encourage everyone to speak out, or if you aren’t comfortable, to get someone to assist.

Remember it’s not about the action, it’s about supporting the person, protocol or policy in a kind way.