COVID-19 Safety Plans & Guidelines

Detailed measures the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is taking in response to COVID-19.

Operating in a pandemic environement, we ask that all participants read, understand, follow and respect the important guidelines below for the health and safety of everyone. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this together.

What you can do

For your safety and those around you, the following procedures and guidelines must be followed in order for the RDCK to offer facility access:

Before You Arrive:

  • Make a reservation (no drop-ins) online or over the phone at the community complex of choice* and up to 5 days in advance
  • Memberships or punch passes can not be used at this time
  • Cancellations (except for COVID-19 related symptoms) and no-shows are non-refundable
  • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Must be a minimum of 13 years of age to use the weight room/pool unattended. Pool users under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress in your workout clothes/swimming attire (change rooms and lockers will not be available. Users will be provided with a spot to store their shoes, coats and outerwear)
  • Do not bring valuables into the facility
  • Bring a water bottle filled (Refilling stations are available – no water fountains)

What to expect when you Arrive:

  • Please line up 2 meters apart at the main entrance (the doors will be closed)
  • A RDCK staff member will let you in 5 minutes before your workout/swim reservation, escort and orient you to the fitness centre/pool
  • Sanitize your hands when entering the facility 
  • Masks are required when indoors   
  • Everyone using the fitness centre will get their own spray bottle and towel that is turned in at the end of their session for disinfection and laundry
  • Follow all floor and wall signage that indicates direction of travel and spacing requirements
  • Be respectful to staff and other users by maintaining 2 meters physical distance at all times
  • No partner workouts will be permitted


In order to use the weight room or fitness centre at your community complex of choice, users will reserve a dedicated time slot to come into the facility to workout. No drop ins will be allowed. Each facility will offer specific times throughout the day for bookings and each session will have a maximum capacity to allow for strict physical distancing. The length of each workout session is 75 minutes and the cost will be $7.00 + tax. All payments must be done online or over the phone. To reserve (register), view hours of operation and availability, go to or phone your local recreation complex for more information.



Families wanting to swim are unable to make a reservation online at this time and must make their reservation by phone with their local recreation complex.


Castlegar & District Community Complex 250-365-3386
Creston & District Community Complex   250-428-7127

Nelson & District Community



Salmo & District Recreation




Risk Assessments, Safety Plans & Guidelines

RDCK Wide 

The RDCK will be following appropriate health and safety recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer, Interior Health Authority, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia and WorkSafe. From the beginning of this pandemic public and staff safety has been our top priority. 

Facility Re-Entry Guidelines

Outdoor Programs & Skate Parks

All RDCK Tennis and Pickle ball courts are open for casual play. Follow the guidelines below to stay safe. 


The Recreation services in Castlegar, Creston, Nelson, Salmo and Slocan Valley South have all started. 


All programs are pre-registered. Further information is available on the RDCK website, Facebook page and on local recreation Facebook pages. 



The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to offer a return to fitness, as indoor weight rooms and fitness centres in Castlegar, Creston, Nelson and Salmo are open. 



The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Community Services is happy to announce a return to aquatics, as indoor pools in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson are open as of Tuesday, October 13, 2020.


The RDCK arenas in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson are closed for the season. The Civic and Pioneer arenas will remain closed until further notice. Please check back here for up to date information.


Indoor Programs


Creston Physio Centre 

North Shore Hall


The content on this page was last updated June 29 2021 at 8:53 AM