To our valued community of members and visitors,
We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Gym, as of Monday, March 16, at 6 pm. Our closure is a proactive measure to do our part in slowing down the transmission of COVID-19.
Our priority is always the safety of our team, members, and visitors, and maintaining clear and transparent lines of communication during this uncertain time. As we continue to monitor developments around the world and in Whistler, we will provide you with updates about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the Whistler Core.
It is not our intention to close the facility for an extended period. We are closing until March 23 at which time we will decide to remain closed or to reopen. Our decision will be based on the updates and guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and their assessment of the evolving situation across Canada. We will also rely on the leadership of the health and municipal authorities here in British Columbia. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will provide updates to our member community as they become available.
The decision to close is not one we made quickly or lightly. We felt our proactive measures of educating, extensive cleaning, and screening would keep the gym safe for everyone. Unfortunately, because of recent updates about the spread of the virus, we have decided to hit the pause button. Since you can get coronavirus through community transmission, like touching an infected surface (i.e., a climbing hold, training equipment), people are being advised to avoid public places. Health Canada states: “To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. It takes more than governments and action from the health sector to protect the health and safety of Canadians. Each of us can help our country be prepared in the event of an emergency by understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness.” Read here for more, and do your best to stay home and out of gyms.
All Core term memberships will be put on pause during this temporary closure. All Cancel Anytime Memberships will be suspended to ensure no automatic payments are processed during this temporary closure.
Please play our part, stay informed, stay calm and stay healthy,
Much love and appreciation to you, our community!
Owners and Management Team at the Whistler Core