Things To Know Before You Arrive


In order to access Dalplex, students and members must book an appointment.

Members who do not show up for their appointments may lose the ability to book future visits. Members can cancel by phone (902-494-3372) or online up to 3 hours before their appointment time.

Before you enter the building:

  • You MUST have your Dalplex/Sexton membership card or DalCard with you to gain entry. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. Lost Dalplex/Sexton Gym membership cards can be replaced for a $10 fee and must be ordered/paid for in advance by contacting dalplexinfo@dal.ca. Dal students who have lost their DalCards must contact the DalCard office for a replacement. 
  • Members are required to line up outside the facility and adhere to physical distancing guidelines. 
  • Our staff will check you in to your appointment outside, after verbally screening you for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Members will be allowed entry no more than 10 minutes ahead of their appointment time.
  • Please come dressed for your activity to maximize your appointment time.
  • Members must wear a mask to enter the building and move to and from work out areas. We do NOT recommend wearing a mask while you work out.

Once you are inside Dalplex:

  • NEW - Bathing suit spinners are now available for use.
  • Water fountains with touchless bottle filling stations (2) but members are still encouraged to bring a full water bottle. One is located in the fieldhouse near the women's washroom, the other is at the foot of the stairs leading to the former children's soft play area. NEW! The two (2) filling stations in the fitness hall are now available.
  • Locker rooms are open. Limited day use lockers are available in each locker room. Showers and saunas are still closed.
  • Masks must be worn while moving through the building, but are not recommended during physical activity.
  • Please follow directional signage and staff directives at all times to ensure proper health protocols and physical distancing.
  • Members are restricted to only using the facility they have booked (i.e. you cannot book an appointment in the Fitness Hall but instead attend a fitness class)
  • If you choose to exit the building during your appointment time, please be aware you will not be permitted to re-enter.

Exiting the building

  • IMPORTANT REMINDER: your appointment time includes the time it takes you to enter and exit the building. The beginning/end of appointment times will be strictly adhered to.
  • Members must exit the building when prompted regardless of when they arrived for their appointment time.
  • Please follow directional signage and staff directives at all times to ensure proper health protocols and physical distancing.
  • If you chose to exit the building during your appointment time, please be aware you will not be permitted to re-enter.

Welcome Back to Dalplex - Phase 2