COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Recovery Plan Level: Green Phase (as of Sept. 22, 2021)

As per the Province of New Brunswick regulations, proof of vaccinations for those 12 years of age and older, and wearing of masks is required at all YMCA of Greater Saint John facilities. This is effective at 5 a.m. on Sept. 22.

To access member services and programs at any YMCA of Greater Saint John facility, proof of your vaccination or medical exemption, is required. As well, face masks are required at all times inside the building and may only be removed when actively working out at your workout location in the fitness centre. Proof of vaccinations and wearing of masks applies to all Members and visitors to the YMCA of Greater Saint John.

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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.

The wearing of face masks or face shields is mandatory anywhere inside of YMCA of Greater Saint John facilities. Face masks are required at all times inside the building and may only be removed when actively working out at your workout location in the fitness centre.

Physical distancing is strongly encouraged.

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

You must wear a mask at all times in the building in the lobby, locker rooms, hallways, and elevators until you reach your workout area where you may remove your mask to work out, but must reapply to change machines, move locations, etc. 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. Face masks must be worn at all times.

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 required to show proof of vaccination before entering our child care locations. If not vaccinated, then they will not be able to enter and our staff team will bring their child to them. All parents are required to wear a mask while on site.

For details on Newcomer Connections, contact: newcomerconnections@saintjohny.ca or call 1 506 636 2295.

All user groups and renters will be provided with our policy to ensure they are following the government regulation.  Groups will screen their own people.  Community visitors will need to carry vaccination records at all times and show proof to be allowed on site.

You must wear a mask at all times in the building in the lobby, locker rooms and hallways until you reach your workout area where you may remove your mask to work out, but must reapply to change machines, move locations, etc.

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.