**** HRM Media Release
Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Updates
The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services.
As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality as of 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. These guidelines will continue until at least March 27, 2021.
Spectators will not be permitted in any municipally-owned facility across the region as of Saturday.
Facility bookings & rentals
In the areas affected by restrictions announced today (see here), no games or tournaments will be permitted. However, sport practices and training as well as organized arts and culture rehearsals will continue to be permitted with up to 25 people.
The municipality also coordinates facility bookings for all Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) schools for community and school use. HRCE has advised that community bookings in the affected areas will be cancelled as of 8 a.m. Saturday.
- Recreation programming, partner facilities, gyms & pools
Fitness facilities will continue to be permitted to operate at 75 per cent capacity while maintaining three metres between people during high-intensity activities. Most municipally owned recreation centres, fitness centres, gymnasiums and pools have reopened.
- Please call your local recreation centre for more information.
Residents are reminded they may continue to use REC at Home which offers a variety of activities that you can enjoy with your family – from arts and crafts, to at-home workouts.
For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Halifax.ca/coronavirus.