The City of Swift Current is pleased to announce that, in line with the Government of Saskatchewan lifting most COVID-19 restrictions as of Sunday, July 11th
, City facilities and programs will see a return to normal effective Monday, July 12th
as they reopen. The lone exception will be Fairview Pool
, which will see a phased approach to increased capacity as a result of pre-scheduled staffing levels that were based on previous restrictions. As a result, Fairview Pool will open to full capacity by Monday, July 26th
“This has been a long time coming for all of us,” said Swift Current Mayor Al Bridal. “Thanks to the diligence and sacrifices of our citizens over the past 16 months, we are able to lift masking guidelines at all of our City-operated facilities, as well as within our summer programming. It will be great to see your smiling faces once again.”
In addition to the removal of mandatory masking, barriers at workstations, tracking and tracing measures and gathering limitations will be lifted, while all City facilities will return to normal operating hours, and all recreational facilities will return to standard facility capacities and booking/rental operations. Sanitizations stations will remain in place, and all City staff, as well as facility patrons, will be encouraged to continue to stay home if COVID-19, flu- or cold-like symptoms are present.
Changes to Summer Programming will also come into effect as of Monday. The Parks Play and Families In The Park programs will be offering drop-in programming, with pre-registration no longer mandatory. The Zone program will move to drop-in as well, from Monday to Thursday afternoon. The Multi-Sport program will remain a pre-registration only program.
“I’d like to thank our City staff for their efforts to keep each other and our valued customers safe, while at the same time delivering essential services to our community,” said Swift Current Chief Administrative Officer Tim Marcus. “If the last year-plus has taught us anything, it’s that there is no challenge too great for this community to overcome.