COVID Safety Information

The Walker Sports Complex (including the Zone Fitness Centre, Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre, gymnasia, track, etc.) is open.  Brock University has continued its mandatory vaccine mandate as well as masking on campus mandate through the spring term (2022).   All who attend Brock campus must be fully vaccinated (2 vaccines plus 14 days) and all participants and staff must be masked at all times.  While exercising, masks may be removed while at equipment, or while playing intramurals.  Masks must be placed back on faces properly while moving through activity spaces any other time at Brock University.

The safety of our students, members and staff is always our first priority.

We are confident you, our students and members, understand the importance of these new protocols and your role in keeping yourself and others safe. Students and members are expected to adhere to all safety requirements, facility signage and staff direction in advance of and throughout their visit. Expectations will be strictly enforced.

Anyone accessing the Walker Sports Complex be fully vaccinated (2 vaccines plus 14 days).    Please continue to self-screen prior to attending the university campus and should you have any symptoms of Covid-19, do not come to campus.

Each Friday, the reservation system opens for the following week.  As of May 1, 2022, pre-booking is only required for Expressfit and Spin classes, and use of the tennis courts.  You must read and sign the Recreation waiver, as well as Brock’s Covid-19 waiver the first time you reserve a time to work out. 

At the Cage in the Walker Sports Complex (lower level), you will  “tap” your student ID card, and the staff member will verify your vaccination status and your reservation for your activity space.  You must wear a mask at all times when you are indoors at Brock University.  As of March 6, 2022, you may remove your mask while on court, at a piece of equipment in the Zone, or on the track.  Masks must be put back on when off court, or when moving between pieces of equipment, and at all other times at Brock University.

 Saunas, whirlpool and squash courts are still unavailable.

Showers and locker rooms are available for use.

Water fountains are unavailable, bottle fillers are available.  We ask that you arrive with a full container of water, and only use the bottle fillers should you need additional hydration. 

Saunas, whirlpool, and squash courts are currently unavailable. 

At the Zone, please adjust your weight selection so that you are able to manage on your own. 

Masks are to be worn within the facilities with the following exceptions: masks may be removed once you reach your lane at the pool. As of March 6, 2022, masks may be removed when active on a court, at a piece of equipment in the Zone, and using the track.  Masks must be put back on when exiting a court, moving between equipment, and everywhere else at Brock University.

Staff – Recreation staff are required to wear a mask at all times.  When performing first aid OR when the staff member must be within 2 m of a participant, a face shield must be worn as well, as well as gloves and gowns for first aid. 

Exemptions to mask wearing are outlined in the Brock University “Masks on Campus” information. 

Ensuring that equipment and facilities are safe and clean is the responsibility of all.  Participants are expected to use the spray and wipe towels that are provided to clean equipment before and after each use.  Staff and custodians are continuing to perform extra cleaning, including touch point cleaning.