April 15, 2022 – Mask Mandate Lifted
Effective Friday, April 15, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg will no longer require members to wear a mask in common areas of our facilities. The health and safety of our communities and the comfort level of members and staff remain our top priority, which is why we will continue to recommend the use of face masks when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
As COVID-19 health measures continue to change, we would like to remind everyone for the need to be kind, compassionate, and understanding with those around us. Individuals have differing levels of comfort and have had varying experiences with the pandemic in their lives. Y Winnipeg will continue to create welcoming environments for all.
Friday, April 15 – All Branches are open.
March 15, 2022 – Mask Mandates
Effective March 15, 2022, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has made the decision to continue with our current mask mandate (see below).
- Mask use is highly recommended but is optional for those actively working out in our cardio/strength/fitness centres & studios.
- Mask use is mandatory in all common areas such as hallways, change rooms, pool deck, locker rooms and lobbies
The health and safety of our communities and the comfort level of members and staff remain our top priority. We will continue to regularly evaluate our existing controls and protocols, and we will notify members if/when changes occur.
March 2, 2022 – Extended Branch Hours
Effective Monday, March 7, 2022 Suburban (Elmwood-Kildonan, South & West Portage) branch hours will be Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 10:30 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
As well, steam rooms at Elmwood-Kildonan, South and West Portage branch locations will re-open during pool operating hours
March 1, 2022 – Updated Immunization Requirement
Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022 proof of vaccination against COVID 19 will no longer be required to enter any YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Health, Fitness and Aquatic facility.
February 10, 2022 – Updated Mask Use Requirement
Effective Thursday, February 10, 2022 mask use at all Y Winnipeg branch locations will be as follows:
Masks are OPTIONAL for the following:
- while using the cardio machines (i.e. treadmills, ellipticals)
- participating in a Fitness class
- while using the Gymnasium (i.e. basketball courts)
- while using the weight machines & free weights
Masks are still REQUIRED for the following :
- while in the changerooms
- when on pool deck
- while in any hallway or lobby area
- attending and or participating in Youth programming
Downtown steam room will also re-open regular hours beginning Thursday, February 10
February 7, 2022 – Updated Health Order
The Government of Manitoba announced effective Tuesday, February 8, 2022, a new Public Health Order that requires a number of businesses to remain operating at 50% capacity. Gyms and fitness facilities are listed as one of those businesses therefore all YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg branch locations will have remain at a reduced capacity until such time the order is lifted.
January 5, 2022 – Delayed Start of Registered Winter Programming
As a cautious measure with the rising cases of COVID-19, all registered programming such as swim lessons and youth activities, originally scheduled to begin Monday, January 10, 2022 will now start on Monday, January 24.