COVID-19 update - City of London recreation and sports facilities

As part of our ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the Province’s announcement that Ontario will transition to a modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, all indoor City recreation and sport facilities will be closed as of January 5, 2022. These measures will be in place for at least 21 days (until January 27) subject to trends in public health and the health system.

Impacts to City services include the following:

Recreation and sport programs

All programs at community centres, arenas and aquatics facilities will be impacted beginning January 5. Participants who had registered for recreation and sport programs at indoor facilities will be contacted directly through phone calls and emails about specific impacts, and can access information about programming and facilities on the City’s website. All participants who have registered for a fee-based program that has been impacted will receive a credit to their user account. Refunds will also be made upon request. 


All memberships will be extended based on the number of days that recreation and sport facilities are closed.


All facility rentals up until January 27 will be cancelled at this time and refunds will be provided. Upcoming availability will be re-evaluated as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

To cancel the rental of a facility booked beyond January 27, please email

Emergency child care

Emergency child care planning is underway. Please continue to check for approved emergency child care sites as they become available.

Additional impacts of the transition to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen include limits for social gatherings, where physical distancing can be maintained, to 5 people indoors and 10 people outdoors, along with additional measures for local businesses including restaurants, retail stores, personal care services, and fitness facilities, among others.

While London moves into Step Two, the City reminds residents of the importance of following health precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. This includes limiting close contact to your household, staying at least two metres apart from people you do not live with and wearing a mask or face covering in indoor public spaces as well as outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not possible.

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Last modified:Tuesday, January 04, 2022