Reopening Health + Safety

Your health and safety is our top priority

Covid Policies & Protocols

Yogatown is currently operating at a 75% capacity.

Based on Ottawa’s current status Yogatown can safely operate at 100% capacity, however we have chosen to limit our capacity to 75% as our Townies adjust to the easing of restrictions.

Masks continue to be mandatory in the lobby and change room spaces, however they can be removed while on your mat practicing yoga.

Some important things to note…

Vaccine Passports

In accordance with the provincial government mandate, as of Wednesday, September 22nd everyone practicing yoga at Yogatown must provide proof of full vaccination.

You are not considered to be fully vaccinated until 14 days after your second dose.

You can provide proof of vaccination to our front desk staff or email your proof of vaccination to info@myyogatown.com and your profile will be updated for all future visits.

Individuals can provide proof of vaccination by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Your email address and the name on your vaccination receipt must match those on your Yogatown profile.

Providing proof of vaccination in advance of visiting the studio will save time and make your class sign-in much smoother for you and our staff.

Yogatown will not keep vaccination records on file. Once your profile has been updated, your email and vaccination information will be deleted.

This government mandated policy is in addition to those policies already in place at Yogatown, such as staff and teacher self-screening, deep cleaning, medical grade disinfecting, masking, and more. For additional details regarding our Covid policies, please continue reading below.

Change Rooms

Change rooms and showers are open for those who require them.

Cubbies will continue to be available in our lobby space for small bags and belongings.

Studio Operations

  • We run our air exchange systems throughout the day to provide plenty of fresh air in our studios.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the studio.
  • Tea stations are open with designated bins for clean and used cups.
  • We use a hospital grade disinfectant proven to kill viruses like COVID-19 in all common areas before and after every class.
  • Special attention is given to cleaning our yoga rooms and all high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, rails, light switches, lockers, bathrooms, etc.

Staff & Teacher Requirements

All staff, teachers, and volunteers will:

  • Wear a mask or will be separated from Townies by a plexiglass screen.
  • Wash their hands thoroughly with soap or hand sanitizer before and after class.
  • Will do a health screening prior to visiting Yogatown to ensure they are not experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or other signs of illness.

Check-In

  • We encourage everyone to pre-register for class.
  • As of September 22, 2021, everyone taking yoga class must provide proof of vaccination as per provincial government mandate.
  • Townies must wear a mask while in our studio, but according to City & Provincial policies you can remove your mask while practicing yoga. Please leave your mask on until you are laying on your mat.
  • Townies can do a touchless check-in using your keytags.
  • No latecomers will be allowed to enter class.
  • Mat and towel rentals are available at the front desk.

Townie Responsibilities

  • Do not visit the studio if you or anyone you have come in contact with is experiencing Covid or flu like symptoms.
  • Do not visit the studio if you you have traveled outside of Canada, until you have completed your required quarantine period or testing requirements.
  • Masks are required in all common areas—that means face coverings must be worn any time you are not on your yoga mat.

We’re Here for You

Yogatown will continue to monitor government guidelines and Townie feedback.

The safety of our community has always been a top priority, and we’re even more focused on it now.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@myyogatown.com.

Please watch your inbox and follow us @myyogatown.com for future updates.

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