VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Twenty community centres across Vancouver will reopen to childcare at the beginning of September.
Only four centres had remained open since the rest shut down in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Britannia, Creekside, Mount Pleasant, and Ray-Cam had provided childcare to children of essential service workers during that time.
Each site can support between 20 and 174 children under the age of 12.
Licensed childcare & preschool services will be able to reopen at 20 community centres across Vancouver starting September 1. Specified reopening dates will be determined by individual Community Centre Associations and third-party childcare operators https://t.co/5pm9bopRXc pic.twitter.com/g5h8WXEMOd
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Priority will be given to children of essential workers.
There will be staggered pick-up and drop-off times to avoid overcrowding, along with physical distancing measures inside the centres.
However, there aren’t any plans to reopen gyms or resume other programming at those same community centres.
When details are finalized, registration information can be found here.