Campbell River city council is clarifying its new gender neutral bathroom and change room policy.

It allows everyone to self-identify and choose the room they want to use.

Council says the rooms in question won’t have the opposite sex mingling in the same room.

“I would liken it to a washroom you would have on an airplane, where it’s a single use, it’s lockable,” said David Morris, facilities and supply management general manager. “In fact we have examples here in city hall where it has a little sign on the door that says vacant or occupied so it’s not compromising the safety of anybody.”

Where there aren’t gender neutral spaces, the city plans to provide private spaces where possible.