YMCA Issues Announcement Regarding Provincial Lockdown

Published on: 2020/12/23 - in News

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario posted an update to nits services related to the temporary province-wide lockdown that begins December 26

During the lockdown, all memberships will be placed on hold with no membership fees charged. Re-opening of its health and fitness facilities is currently scheduled for January 25, 2021 at which time membership payments will automatically resume.

“For children enrolled in childcare, programs and fees will continue as usual,” reads the release. “School-age care (SAC) offered at Brockville or Kingston YMCA facilities will continue until January 3. Between January 4 and 8, SAC cannot be offered.”

The statement continues: “We will alert you if government changes this restriction. For children enrolled in school-age-care programs delivered offsite, service will be interrupted as we will not have access to these facilities. In the case of suspended service, fees will be not be drawn during the period in question and will automatically resume once we re-open.”

Members of the public who are in a position to donate to your Y can visit the YMCA of Eastern Ontario website or text YMCA to 41010.

Donations are tax deductible and will go to help provide safe spaces, healthy programs and positive social connections for many vulnerable persons in our community.

The latest local information regarding the pandemic can be found at KFL&A Public Health.