COVID-19 Operational Adjustments

The City of Kamloops is adhering to restrictions made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and Interior Health Medical Health Officer under the Public Health Act. Facilities, programs, and activities are being impacted as we implement the restrictions and guidelines to ensure the safety of yourself, others and our staff. 

Proof of Vaccination

General Information

  • Masks are mandatory in all City facilities for ages 5+.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required to conduct City business such as attending a City meeting, paying a bill, applying for a permit, etc.
  • Residents are asked to not enter any City facility if you are feeling ill.
  • Physical barriers and directional traffic flow will remain in place at some facilities.

Please note that Interior Health and the Provincial Health Office should remain your primary source of information for COVID-19. Please visit their websitefor the latest information. For quick links, reliable resources, and other information visit Kamloops.ca/COVID.

Appointment Only

  • Development, Engineering, and Sustainability—to pick up a paperwork, make a payment, or arrange an in-person meeting call 250-828-3561
  • Kamloops Fire Hall No. 1—to arrange an in-person meeting call 250-372-5131
  • Kamloops Museum & Archives— to access to the archives complete the online booking form.

Council Meetings and Public Hearings

Members of the public and the media may participate in-person at Council Meetings and Public Hearings.

As of November 16, all Council meetings are now being held in Council Chambers at 7 Victoria Street West. With the return to meetings in Council Chambers, there is still a need to maintain social distancing and avoid unnecessary crowds.

  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Virtual participation via zoom will remain an option until and unless closed pursuant to the Community Charter.
  • The City will be collecting personal information on a voluntary basis at public meetings, such as Council Meetings and Public Hearings, to assist public health in the event of an exposure.
  • Individuals presenting in person are encouraged to leave after their agenda item has been addressed and to attend the rest of the meeting virtually if so desired.

BC Transit

Rider and driver well-being is a top priority for the City of Kamloops and BC Transit, and we have put measures in place for safe, reliable transportation during this unprecedented time. Learn more below about the measures put in place by BC Transit to align with BC's Restart Plan at www.bctransit.com/covid19

Recreation Programs & Fitness

All users of the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool & Fitness Centre are required to have a PerfectMind account. Register online at Kamloops.ca/PerfectMind before visiting to save time in line. Some programs require pre-registration which is outlined on PerfectMind.

  • Masks are mandatory in all City facilities and are required in common areas of sports and fitness centres when not engaged in physical activity.
  • Residents are asked to not enter any City facility if you are feeling ill.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for some fitness and recreation programs at the Tournament Capital Centre, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre - Fitness Centre only, City arenas, and all City community centres*
  • Physical barriers and directional traffic flow will remain in place at some facilities.
  • Bring your own water bottle, as water fountains are currently unavailable. Touchless water refill stations are available.

    *Please check Interior Health and the Provincial Health Officer Orders, Notices & Guidance for full details and exemptions.

Click on a heading below to read specific guidelines and restrictions to activities:

Exercise and Fitness
  • Participants age 12+ are required to show proof of full vaccination for all classes.
Tournament Capital Centre & Westsyde Fitness Centre
  • Adults age 22+ must show proof of full vaccination and government ID for all sports, fitness, and physical activity programs. 
  • Youth up to age 21 are not required to show proof of vaccination for all programs and drop-in activities, except fitness centres. Youth age 12+ accessing fitness centres are required to show proof of partial vaccination. 
  • Showers and lockers are available for day use.
  • Bring your own water bottle, as water fountains are currently unavailable. Touchless water refill stations are available.
Skating

Advanced registration is required for public skating, drop-in hockey, and Stick, Puck & Ring. Register online.

  • Drop-in hockey—adults 22+ years of age must show proof of full vaccination and government ID. 
  • Cash is not accepted. Payment is available online with registration.
  • Equipment rentals are not available at any of our facilities.
  • Users age 5+ must wear a mask at all times in the off-ice areas of the arena.
  • Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled booking and depart within 15 minutes after your scheduled booking. We recommend that users come to the arena dressed ready for play and leave dressed to minimize the amount of time required in the arena.
  • Users are asked to enter the facility through the doors labeled "enter" and exit the facility through the doors labeled "exit".
  • No spitting on the ice, benches, or anywhere within the facility. 
Aquatics

As of December 3, pre-registration is no longer required for public, leisure, and lap swims at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre and Westsyde Pool & Fitness Centre. Pre-registration is still required for AquaFit and adapted swim times, register for these programing online now.

  • Proof of vaccination is not required for pools, including aquatic programs and lessons.
  • Adults age 22+ are required to show proof of full vaccination for masters swim club programs. 
  • Events over 50 people require proof of full vaccination for those aged 12+ years of age.
  • Showers and lockers are available for day use.
  • The steam room and sauna will be open as of December 4, 2021.
  • Hot tubs are open with limited capacities and five minute time limit.
  • Bring your own water bottle, as water fountains are currently unavailable. Touchless water refill stations are available.
  • An adult must accompany a child in the water for all swim lessons of all preschool aged children and children in Swim Kids levels up to and including Swim Kids 3 for the entirety of the lesson.

For quick links, reliable resources, and other information visit Kamloops.ca/COVID.

This page last updated November 25, 2021.