Adaptations to City programs and services based on new public health orders
The City of Kelowna is adapting or suspending a number of services in response to the Public Health Orders issued by the Provincial Health Officer yesterday. Effective immediately, the following adaptations to respective services will be made and in place at least until midnight on December 7.
Recreation & sport
- No spectators are allowed at sporting or recreation activities at this time. This includes both City-run sports leagues and programs and local sport organization bookings. Sport organizations will be updating individual Return to Sport plans to share with participants to reflect this change in the near future.
- High intensity fitness programs offered through Kelowna’s Activity & Program Guide are cancelled for the next two weeks including Spin and HIIT classes. Current program participants will be notified directly, and any cancelled or impacted programs will be posted online at kelowna.ca/recreation in the days ahead.
- Some smaller events and/or bookings at City facilities such as Parkinson Recreation Centre may be impacted, and organizers will be notified directly.
- Facility guidelines and safety plans are in the process of being updated to reflect the latest Provincial orders and will be posted online in the days ahead.
Strict maximum capacities and pre-booking systems continue to be in place for recreation facilities and programs. For more information about safety guidelines and protocols in place for sport and recreation, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery
- Funeral bookings made through the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery will be limited to a maximum of 10 attendees (including officiant).
Kelowna Community Theatre
- The series of upcoming shows at the Kelowna Community Theatre in December will continue to be available but through livestream channels only. There will be no audience members allowed until further notice.
Continued COVID-19 safety measures and adaptations
We will continue to be flexible and adapt to the latest Provincial direction. The City has already taken measures to move services online and reduce the need for in-person interactions including:
Improved online services
Submit service requests, pay parking tickets, apply for a new business license and more using our online services. Find a full list of available services online.
Get Involved online engagement
Stay connected and engaged with City projects and decision-making by visiting Get Involved, our online platform for resident engagement at getinvolved.kelowna.ca.
Virtual tours and livestreaming
- The Kelowna Fire Department delivered their annual open house to citizens virtually this year.
- Council meetings and public hearings can be live streamed on our website.
- The City delivered its 45th Annual Civic & Community Awards virtually earlier this year.
Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees.
For more information on our COVID-19 response, visit kelowna.ca/COVID19.