Lower Mainland rec centres suspend group physical activities amid new COVID-19 order

Community centres and recreational facilities across the Lower Mainland have begun suspending group physical activities, in the wake of a new public health order meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

British Columbia has seen an alarming spike in new cases of the virus in recent weeks, with the majority in the Fraser Health region and to a lesser extent, the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

Over the weekend cities including, Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam sent out bulletins advising that group activities had been paused.

Those activities include, among others:

  • Spin classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Group fitness
  • Dance classes
  • Any other indoor group physical activity that increases the respiratory rate

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