Rick Prosk reaches low to return the ball during a friendly game of pickleball with teammate Sharon Macdonald and opponents Ray and Sherry Jasper on Monday, May 18. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Pickleballers hit the courts after City lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Patrons must follow specific health and safety guidelines

Residents are back to using some public recreation areas since the City of Quesnel announced the re-opening to the public May 15 with new health and safety guidelines in place in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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The skate park, tennis and pickleball courts as well as the bike park are now open for public use, but patrons must follow specific health and safety guidelines in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The City guidelines for use of the recreation sites are:

• Users from separate households MUST maintain 2 metres of physical distance from others at all times

• Stay home if feeling sick or unwell

• Do not share equipment

• Wash your hands and equipment often

The City says that it is awaiting further guidance from the Province of B.C. with regards to when it will be safe to open other arts and recreation facilities and playgrounds to the public.



sasha.sefter@quesnelobserver.com

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