HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will resume fall classes and offer limited use of indoor facilities as part of the Safe Access Oahu program starting Monday, October 4.
The RMR has reported that there will be Authorization guidelines amended by COVID to provide recreational opportunities and activities while ensuring the safety of the community.
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Most classes can be taken for free, and classes offered include basketball, volleyball, swimming lessons, arts and crafts, hula, and pickleball, among others.
For a complete list of courses, times and locations, as well as to register online, Click here.
Those who wish to take free courses can register online. However, people taking paid courses must register in person at the park where the course will be located.
Here is a list of online and in-person registration dates and times for fall courses:
- Quarter I (Hawaii Kai to McCully) and Quarter II (Makiki to Aiea) – Monday, September 20 at 4 p.m.
- Quarter III (Pearl Ridge to Waianae to Wahiawa), Quarter IV (Waialua to Waimanalo) and Quarter V (Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park) – Wednesday, September 22 at 4 p.m.
Registration in person
- Quarter I and Quarter II –
- Monday, September 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday September 21, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- District III, District IV and Quarter V –
- Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday Sep 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
According to the DPR, new procedures – per Safe Access Oahu – must be followed during fall classes and use of indoor facilities.
Here is a list of procedures:
- Staff, contractors, volunteers and members of the public over the age of 12 must show full proof of COVID vaccination, along with valid identification. The public can present proof of a negative test within 48 hours of entering the property. Staff, workers and volunteers can provide a negative test within seven days of entering the property. Those who spend 15 minutes or less on the property in a 24 hour period do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
- Proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus includes a physical copy of the state-approved vaccination card or a photo of it. The QR code generated by the Hawaii SMART Health Card Program may also be accepted at some DPR facilities.
- Some indoor facilities will not require proof of vaccination or a negative test. A few of these include bathrooms, changing rooms, and the educational threat of Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve
- Allowed indoor activities must comply with the Safe Access Oahu program, collecting rules and proof of vaccination or a negative test.
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According to officials, a face mask will be mandatory regardless of vaccination status.