The City of Penticton announced on Thursday that people 12 years and older will need to show proof of vaccination when swimming at the community pool. (City of Penticton)

The City of Penticton announced on Thursday that people 12 years and older will need to show proof of vaccination when swimming at the community pool. (City of Penticton)

Penticton pool now requires proof of vaccination

The new measures apply to people 12 years and older

People 12 years and older wanting to take a swim at Penticton’s community centre pool will now have to show proof of vaccination, the city announced on Thursday (Dec. 23).

The new measures go into effect for all scheduled swims immediately.

“Patrons are also reminded that masks are required in the change rooms and should be worn to and from pools whenever possible,” the City of Penticton said in its update on Thursday.

In response to the province’s new health orders, Penticton started its response on Wednesday (Dec. 22) by closing the community centre’s fitness area.

The Dec. 23 announcement adds to the recent changes to the city’s community centre following B.C.’s recent health and safety update.

To view the pool’s upcoming schedule, people are asked to visit penticton.ca/parks-recreation.

READ MORE: Proof of vaccination now required at Vernon pool


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