City reopens hot tubs, racquet courts at leisure facilities
The City of Saskatoon is reopening hot tubs and courts in its leisure facilities after the province reached Step 2 of the Re- Opening Roadmap on Sunday.
People can now sign up for court sports such as pickleball and badminton. By July 2, racquetball will be available at the Cosmo Civic Centre.
Restrictions on fitness programs and fitness and weight rooms will stay the same as they were in Step 1. People must maintain two metres of physical distancing inside facilities and three metres of distance during fitness classes.
The pool and weight room at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre reopened on Monday.
Step 2 allows aqua fitness and lane swimming to follow the same guidelines as fitness classes; effective June 20, the number of spots available is increased as long as two metres of physical distance can be maintained.
All hot tubs are now open for use during public programmed activities at Lakewood and Lawson Civic Centres, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre and Shaw Centre.
Lathey, Mayfair and Riversdale pools are now open. People will have to wear masks in indoor and covered spaces such as admissions windows, change rooms, concession tunnels, and when interacting with city staff if a two-metre distance can't be maintained.
Masks are not required on the pool deck or grass areas, and need to be taken off before going into the water.
The city says it continues to plan and prepare for the implementation of Step 3 of the Re-opening Roadmap, which launches July 11.