Wear because you care! New mask policy at YMCA and H2O centres.

In-person group fitness classes are temporarily suspended due to recent provincial health regulations. Our centres remain open, and we continue to offer a variety of virtual options. Learn more

Wear because you care!

Masks now required at your YMCA 

At the YMCA, the safety of our members, staff, volunteers and our entire community is our greatest priority.

Our Provincial Health Officer announced, on November 19, 2020, that non-medical masks are required in all indoor public spaces, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in BC. Therefore, masks must be worn by all staff, members, participants and visitors while attending YMCA of Okanagan Health, Fitness and Aquatics branches and programs. There are exceptions for children 12 years and under, for those swimming, and for those who have diverse abilities or medical conditions that prevent wearing a mask.

The most recent Provincial Public Health Order surrounding indoor exercise on March 31, 2021 requires that masks are now worn while excercising as well. 

Masks are not required while swimming. If you remove your mask to enter the pool, please ensure it is properly stored (e.g. in a bag or in your pocket) and do not hang masks on equipment or place them on shared surfaces.

You should bring your own mask with you when you come to the Health, Aquatic and Fitness Branches of the YMCA. We will have reusable masks available for $2 at the membership desk.

If you have a condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please notify a member of our staff team.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe.

We want to make sure our members are as safe as possible while exercising. We have contacted the Provincial Health Office and confirmed at this time, that masks are not required for those actively engaging in physical activity. It is a personal choice for a member to wear a mask while exercising. 

Yes. Staff are required to wear masks at all times, including behind plexiglass barriers.