Staff with the City of Kenora have reopened all municipal buildings and facilities that have been closed due to COVID-19, including the Kenora Recreation Centre, Kenora Public Library, City Hall, the Muse and the Discovery Centre.

These facilities have been closed since December’s provincial shutdown and through January’s Stay-at-Home orders, which ended in mid-February. But due to the rising case numbers in the Kenora area at the time, city leadership made the call to delay the reopening of these facilities, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To book your gym or swim time, call 467-2087. Only 15 spots will be available per time slot and all cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice. Calling ahead is recommended, and you can book up to 7 days in advance.

Gym Hours
Monday- Friday - 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 a.m. being the first time slot and 7:15 p.m. being the last)
Saturday and Sunday 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. (7:15 a.m. being the first time slot and 7 p.m. being the last)

Gym Booking Protocols
Each time slot will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.
One time slot per day per person.
To extend time slots, users can check with the front desk 15 mins prior to the end of their session.
First come first serve.
You can book up your gym slots up to 7 days in advance.
You must provide a 24-hour cancellation notice of booking.
If you do not provide a cancellation notice, all future time slots will be cancelled.
Calling ahead is recommended, however, we will accept drop-ins if space is available.
Please be respectful of desk staff when booking.
Only 15 spots are available per time slot.
Stick to your allotted time.

Gym Rules
Maintain social distancing at all times.
Disinfect gym equipment before and after use Respect gym attendants and fellow gym users.
Utilize only one piece of gym equipment at a time.
Return all sanitized equipment to the original spot.
Clean indoor shoes only.
Come prepared in your workout clothes.
Follow all regular gym rules (ie no dropping of weights and no chalk).
A mask is recommended.
*If rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave the facility*

Pool rules
Masks are not required on the Pool Deck, and please respect social distancing guidelines.
No snorkels permitted at this time, and goggles are recommended.
The sauna will remain closed until further notice.
Family swims will be offered in 1 hour and 1.5-hour time slots, and no unaccompanied minors will be permitted in the pool at this time.
Lane swimming will be offered in 1-hour time slots, with one swimmer per lane, unless you’re in the same social bubble, where there will be a max of 3 people.

All residents are asked to follow all safety measures in place, including wearing a mask, sanitizing their hands, staying two metres away from others and staying home if they’re feeling unwell.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case of the virus, is asked to self-isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until your test results are known.

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