(Iroquois Park, Sidney BC)

Following in the footsteps of Victoria and Saanich, the Township of Sidney has announced the reopening of some outdoor recreational facilities starting today, Thursday May 21.

These include all tennis courts, the Iroquois Park multi-sport court, the sand volleyball court, and the skate park in Sidney.

See also: Saanich reopens tennis, basketball courts after two month closure due to COVID-19

Like in neighbouring CRD municipalities, these facilities are being reopened with new health and safety guidelines in place.

These include:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Keep at least two metres away from people from other households
  • Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly and frequently
  • Do not share equipment, water bottles, or snacks
  • Remain courteous and limit use if others are waiting to use the facility

These facilities were first closed to the public on March 20 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding shown by our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and are requesting everyone’s ongoing cooperation in continuing to follow the Provincial Health Officer’s directions and guidance as this public health emergency evolves,” reads a statement from the municipality.

Since then, parks and pathways have been kept open in the municipality with additional signage promoting physical distancing.

Public bathrooms in Iroquois Park and Tulista Park have also remained open, with enhanced cleaning procedures in place.