Great West Fitness and Tennis Centre recently announced a member tested positive for COVID-19. (Facebook)

Great West Fitness and Tennis Centre recently announced a member tested positive for COVID-19. (Facebook)

Abbotsford’s Great West Fitness and Tennis Centre reports positive COVID-19 test

Member at Abbotsford gym tested positive for the virus on Aug. 21, members informed on Aug. 28

Abbotsford’s Great West Fitness and Tennis Club has revealed a member of their facility tested positive for COVID-19.

Great West management told The News they received a call from Fraser Health on Aug. 28 stating a member had tested positive on Aug. 21.

Fraser Health then gave management the steps to be taken following the discovery. Management was told to inform members and staff about the positive test, and put copies of the letter Fraser Health sent them revealing the result in various spots around the facility.

The facility was not closed and will not close as a result of the positive test. The News originally learned about the positive result after several members claimed that management had not adequately informed them of the situation.

Great West, located at 2550 Yale Court, re-opened in May and told The News they put in new sanitization and cleaning policies at that time. The facility was reopened with limited capacity (50 people at one time) and limited space/equipments available for use on the floor.

Management also stated that they have installed and provided more sanitization stations for the members and put more floor cleaner employees on shift to assist with cleaning and sanitizing the equipments for the members at all times during the business hours.

The facility also announced on its Facebook page that they will be closing early on Friday (Sept. 4) for what they state is a “deep cleaning”.

For more information on the COVID-19 plans instituted by Great West, visit greatwestfitness.ca/covid-19-policies

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