Update - Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Ontario has announced that the province will be going back into grey zone starting Saturday April 3rd. We will be closed from Saturday onward until restrictions are lifted. Memberships will be adjusted on your first visit back after the shutdown.
What measures are we implementing to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission?
Whether you're a new visitor or a long-time member, or somewhere in-between, the first thing you'll notice when you arrive at Climber's Rock is that we're on the tail end of massive renovations. You'll see construction signs, caution tape, and pylons to keep everyone safe. We began this undertaking during the shutdown and are almost finished the lobby and entryway! Every change we've made has been done to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and with your health & safety in mind.
One of the first things you'll see, right across from the front desk, is a hand washing station. It's there for you to wash your hands upon entering and upon exiting. We've also reconfigured the locker rooms to provide gender neutral washrooms and change rooms with increased ventilation in each of them. We've added 6 additional sinks for everyone to have access to hand washing before, throughout, and after your session.
Every room has been designed with easy to clean surfaces and flooring. We've increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing with government-recommended disinfectant. You'll find hand sanitizer throughout the gym as well and we are fully stocked with liquid chalk at the front desk.
When possible, doors will be opened to increase air flow and we've powered up the large air flow return that continuously refreshes the air.
When you enter Climber's Rock, you must wear a mask. Halton requires everyone (except kids under 5) to wear a mask and allows for those actively engaged in exercise to temporarily remove it. If you need one, you can purchase one at the front desk.
To limit the number of visitors in the building, we are operating with a reservation-only system. You must book in advance for 2-hour time slots for no more than 3 times/week.
What We're Asking of You:
Please stay home or keep your children home if you are not feeling well, especially if you exhibit signs of coughing, fever, sneezing, shortness of breath, etc.
Bring only what you need to climb with to keep the gym floors clear and unobstructed.
Wash your hands regularly, before and after climbing and classes or touching other individuals or outside surfaces in between. We will also have hand sanitizer available for use.
Please feel comfortable not participating in any bodily contact such as high-fives and hand shakes with the staff or other members for the time being.
We are constantly monitoring our procedures and have been updating and changing policies as necessary.
We will continue to follow the situation within Canada and will update any new procedures or changes as recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
If you are interested in more resources on the COVID-19 situation, visit www.ontario.ca and click on the top banner link to Coronavirus updates.