WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says registration for swimming lessons at city pools has been pushed back as municipal officials plan their response to a third wave of COVID-19.
City officials say they’ve postponed their launch of leisure guide course registration, which was supposed to take place this Tuesday, while they await updated public health orders expected to be announced in the coming week which may restrict what kinds of recreation and leisure activities can take place.
Assistant Chief of Emergency Management, Jason Shaw, says the city needs to know what adjustments will be made to health and safety rules before they can start taking payments and accepting students for the swimming program, which had been expected to start classes during the second week of May.
Registration for all other Spring Leisure Guide programs isn’t impacted by the delay, though. The city says it’s continuing to run existing programming, including fitness and swimming time slots, with current public health guidelines in place.
Provincial Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says stricter restrictions are being considered as the number of cases of COVID-19 variants of concern continue to rise.