Access, Safety Measures and Procedures

Access to the Facility

In any of the following cases, please DO NOT COME TO THE FACILITY as you will be denied access:

• Fever

• Cough or difficulty breathing

• Travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

• Have come into contact with an individual who is a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case.

Not sure whether these apply to you? Please contact Public Health at 1 (877) 644-4545.

Security measures and procedures

• At this time memberships are still suspended.

• Only fitness facilities and gymnasium are open.

• Pool will remain closed until further notice.

• Locker rooms and showers are open.

• Sauna and steam rooms remain closed.

• All Health Club amenities are unavailable.​

• Only visitors who use adapted transportation will have access to our handicap entrance. All other visitors must enter either via the garage or the 5400 Westbury avenue entrance.

• The temperature of all visitors and staff will be taken upon arrival.

• All visitors and staff are required to disinfect their hands upon arrival.

• Please wash and/or disinfect your hands frequently at our hand sanitizing stations.

• NEW: Masks must be worn when circulating throughout the facility. In the functional fitness space, the mezzanine, the weight room and cardio room, masks must be worn when you cannot keep a 2 meter (6 foot) distance from others or when there is no plexi glass separation.

• It is mandatory to maintain a physical distance of six feet at all times.

• Members are asked to bring their own water bottles. Water fountains will be available for refilling ONLY. It is strictly forbidden to drink from the water fountains.

• Members are asked to bring their own towels. For health and safety reasons, no towel service will be provided on site.​​​

• Parking is included in your Pay As You Go pass.

• Contactless payments are preferred, but cash is accepted.

*The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA is not held responsible for lost or stolen goods.

Please note that all of the included policies and procedures are part of Phase 1 of our re-opening. They are subject to change as circumstances evolve and we encourage you to stay informed of any updates by visiting our web site and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram) regularly.

Sanitary Measures

We are implementing new sanitary measures to ensure that our members, visitors, staff and entire community stay healthy and safe and that we meet and surpass all government regulations and guidelines.

• We have purchased and will be using a variety of PPE (personal protective equipment) items, such as masks, visors, gloves and thermometers.

• Victory-branded electrostatic sprayers for the disinfection of all equipment have been purchased. These best-in-class professional-grade sprayers have received the 2020 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award and provide superior professional disinfection of all surfaces. Staff will be using these sprayers to clean the facility thoroughly, at regular intervals, with very little downtime so that every surface you touch remains clean and the risk of virus transmission is reduced.

• We have installed multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility. Please use them regularly while in the facility.

• Multiple disinfectant spray bottles and paper towels have been placed and are readily available to use in the Fitness Centre, Cardio and Weight Rooms, Group Fitness, and Cycle Studios. Members are required to clean all equipment before and after use.

• At the Fitness Centre, Cardio and Weight Rooms, Group Fitness, and Cycle Studios staff will be disinfecting key touchpoints – doors, handles, machines, dumbbells, cardio equipment and more – daily, throughout their shifts at regular intervals.