More people will be able to watch hockey inside the West Fraser Centre.
Carlos Gonzalez is the communications officer for the Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association. He said in a Facebook post the City was allowing 50 spectators inside the West Fraser Centre.
Previously, 50 people total were allowed inside, including players and coaches.
“We must remember that COVID is still around, and we must follow the directions and protocols in place to safeguard our kids. I also should remind you that recently, Ontario ordered the closure of all their recreation activities due to a surge in COVID cases; we should continue to be cautious,” Gonzalez’s post reads. “Today, more than ever, the actions from parents in the stands can have a direct impact on our ability to have a hockey season or not.”
The increase in capacity means travelling teams can bring one parent to a game inside the West Fraser Centre.
People who want to watch practices and games can do so on a livestream, which will continue to be provided.
Capacity at Rink 2 will remain at 50 people total.
Another change is coming at the West Fraser Centre, as the City of Quesnel has announced the walking track will re-open Oct. 19.
The walking track will be available every Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Physical distancing occupancy limits have been posted throughout the West Fraser Centre to indicate how many people can be in an area at one time, and all visitors and guests are asked to ensure to remain two metres apart whenever possible, stay home if they are sick and wash their hands frequently and thoroughly.
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