WINNIPEG, MB. - The City of Winnipeg suspended all of its recreation and leisure programs and services, including Leisure Guide programming, and closed all City-owned and operated recreation facilities, gyms, indoor pools, arenas, and libraries effective end of regular operations until further notice.
The city said, no employee layoffs are planned at this time, as they are looking for opportunities to redeploy staff impacted by these closures.
Although community centre facilities and assets are owned by the City, they are their own legal entities, each governed by volunteer board of directors. Each community centre board is responsible for the management and operations of their centre, and are ultimately responsible for the decision to close their community centre.
Visitors at city parks, including skate parks and playgrounds, are reminded to maintain a distance of at least two metres/six feet from every other individual who is not from their household.
In addition, effective Sunday, May 9, groups larger than five people will not be permitted in city parks or athletic fields. Parks booking requests continue to be suspended until further notice.
The city will review the formal public health orders once released to determine whether there are any additional impacts to our services.