Tuesday, January 04, 2022 - 4:45 PM

COVID-19 Update on City Facilities

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As a result of the province moving to Alert Level 4 as announced by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, please note the following changes to City of St. John’s services as of Tuesday, January 4:

Recreation Programs and Services

Starting today, the following City recreation programs and services are delayed:

  • All children, youth and family programs
  • All afterschool and pre-school programs
  • All adult and seniors programs
  • All water and dryland fitness programs
  • All swimming lessons
  • All racquetball court rentals

An update on these City programs and services will be provided on January 18, 2022.

The following City recreation programs will go ahead:

  • Recreational swimming at City Recreation Facilities.
  • The City of St. John’s Winter Activity Centre located at North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park is open (weather dependent). Please call 737-3651 for updates.

For further information on City recreation programs and services, please email recreation@stjohns.ca or call 576-8499/576-8631.

The Loop

The Loop at Bannerman Park will remain open with reduced maximum capacity from 80 persons to 40 persons per 50-minute skating sessions.

All other public health measures are still in place, including keeping two metres of physical distance from those that are not close contacts. Also, individuals 19 years or older must show proof of vaccination and photo identification to enter. To learn more, please visit The Loop webpage or call 733-LOOP (5667).

City Hall

The Building Counter will be closed for in-person planning and development applications and permits. We will process all applications by email. Please send your application by email at permits@stjohns.ca. If you are unable to compete the application through email, please call 576-8565. The Access Centre will be open to the public from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Humane Services

Humane Services will be open by appointment only. If you have an emergency or animal control concern, please contact Access St. John's by calling 311 or 754-2489 (CITY) or email access@stjohns.ca.

For information on all other services, please visit our webpageFacebook page or email humaneservices@stjohns.ca or call 576-6126.

The City’s Business Information Centre

The Business Information Centre is open for telephone or virtual appointments from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach us at 709-576-8107 or at business@stjohns.ca to arrange a video call. To learn more, please visit AdvantageStJohns.ca.

For the current information on City of St. John’s services and programs impacted by the pandemic, please visit stjohns.ca/covid-19. For all other inquiries Contact Access St. John's:

App 311 St. John's
Online service request
Email access@stjohns.ca
Call 311 or 754-CITY (2489)