File shot of the spray park from opening day on July 1, 2017. The spray parks and weight rooms are now set to reopen June 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

UPDATE: Weight rooms and spray parks set to reopen in Chilliwack

By-appointment-only weight rooms at the Landing Centre and Cheam Leisure Centre to open June 29

Weight rooms and spray parks are set to open June 29.

It will be by appointment only, but weight-room facilities in both the Chilliwack Landing and Cheam Leisure Centres will be reopening today for the first time since March.

“Physical activity and mental wellness go hand in hand,” Mayor Ken Popove said. “We hope that this modified approach to opening parts of the leisure centres will allow residents to get back into their routines safely.”

Appointment only entry will allow staff to screen patrons, and to clean and disinfect equipment before and after each use. It will also keep users to a maximum of 25, excluding staff.

June 29 was the date chosen in order to allow the facilities’ operator, Recreation Excellence, enough time to bring in and train staff on new guidelines and procedures.

Gym members and residents can view available timeslots online and book appointments by calling the facility directly. Each appointment will be up to a maximum of an hour and 15 minutes.

The health and safety of the community remains the top priority as additional facilities are cautiously opened. COVID-19 safety plans for each facility are in place and available at Help keep these facilities open, by disinfecting your hands before and after use, avoid touching your face, and practising physical distancing. If sick, stay home.

In addition to leisure centre weight rooms, the spray parks at Chilliwack Landing, Cheam Centre and Central Community Park are also scheduled to open to the public on June 29.

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