Guest Safety & Things to Know Before You Visit

Updates & Impacts Due to COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Last updated on November 4, 2021 10:43 am

All persons age 5 and older are required to wear a face mask when indoors at UBC Sport Facilities except during physical activity.

Beginning September 13, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required of all persons aged 12 and older for admittance to UBC Sport Facilities and participation in UBC Recreation and Thunderbirds Sport Club programs. Read about how to get your proof of vaccination as well as the facilities and programs that do not require proof of vaccination.

Please note that advanced registration is still required for most activities and admittance to UBC sport facilities. Registered patrons may also be accompanied by up to two spectating guests, facility capacity permitting. Spectators must arrive at the same time as the registered patron and there are no “in-and-out” privileges. Please note that spectators are currently not allowed at the UBC Aquatic Centre at this time.  

All visitors should continue to self-assess prior to your visit & please do not visit if you feel unwell.

Facility & Program Updates

UBC Camps – COVID Update

Last updated November 15, 2021 1:23 pm

All campers age 5 and older participating in indoor camps are required to wear a face mask except during physical activity, snack, lunch, or water breaks. All UBC Camps staff will wear masks when indoors. A reminder that: Campers are only permitted to attend one camp per week and changes to camp groups are prohibited. On-site, daily screening are no longer required, but please do not send your child to camp if they feel unwell.

Proof of Vaccination Required for Drop-in Skating & Figure Skating

Last updated October 28, 2021 4:11 pm

Effective immediately, proof of vaccination will be required for all persons aged 12 and older in order to participate in drop-in skating and figure skating sessions at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbirds Sports Centre.

Access Change for ARC & SRC

Last updated October 14, 2021 2:36 pm

The SRC can only be entered via the north doors; ARC lower level only via the east stairwell. Advanced registration is no longer required for SRC drop-in sports that start before 4:00pm.

Proof of COVID Vaccination Requirement

Last updated September 24, 2021 11:12 am

UBC students, faculty, and staff – Please note that the proof of vaccination requirement to access fitness centres, team sports, and other recreational activities is by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and is distinct from UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program and its declaration of vaccination status.

Safety Practices

Do a self-assessment, please stay at home if you are sick

Stay home if you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Advanced reservations and bookings required for most programs/activities

Face masks are required for ages 5 and older

Water fountains are limited to refilling of water bottles

Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow

Wash hands thoroughly & frequently

Use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands

Additional Safety Information

  • On-site, daily screening are no longer required, but please do not visit if you feel unwell.
  • In-person purchases or transactions are cashless and only credit (Mastercard or Visa) or debit is accepted.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that swimming pools are specifically exempt from the proof of vaccination requirements under point L on page 3 of September 10’s revised Events & Gathering health order.

UBC Athletics & Recreation is also reviewing refunds and credits to anyone registered for classes, memberships, and rentals during this period. Communication about refunds and credits will be communicated to affected individuals via email.